Boqueria on Prussia Street, Stoneybatter.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There’s a misunderstanding being discussed at the next table. “When you said tapas bar I thought you said topless bar,” one guy says. This chimes a(...)

Ministers Michael Noonan and Alex White prior to the final Cabinet meeting at Lissadell House, Sligo before the summer recess. Photograph: The Irish Times

As the Cabinet met in the serene setting of Lissadell House in Sligo on Wednesday for the last time before the summer recess, an oft-repeated quote ca(...)

The site with planning permission for 14 large detached houses at Abbeyside stretches to 4.125 acres

A 4.125-acre site with planning permission for 14 large detached houses has come on the market at Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co Waterford, through Sherry F(...)

Journalist Brian Williams: “This was a bungled attempt by me to thank one special veteran”. Photograph: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/Getty Images

NBC News anchor Brian Williams has apologised for claiming he had been on a helicopter that was shot down by ground fire in Iraq in 2003. Last week, N(...)

 Mr Justice Feargus  Flood, first chairman  of the  planning tribunal. In 2002, ordinary citizens queued around the block when  Mr Justice  Flood published his damning report on the payments made to former Fianna Fáil minister Ray Burke. Photograph: Alan Betson

The planning tribunal, in its heyday, was box office. For years, nightly news led with the latest from Dublin Castle, where the public gallery was reg(...)

Aidan Gillen (left) plays late former taoiseach Charles Haughey (right) in RTÉ1’s ongoing drama, Charlie. Photographs: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times/RTÉ 2:11

The final episode of RTÉ1’s Charlie, exploring the wiles and ways of late former Fianna Fáil taoiseach Charles Haughey, screens on Sunday night, Ja(...)

Bungie’s sci-fi epic “Destiny”: Irish firm Havok’s software is used in the game

Vast arenas, countless characters, immersive music and some adherence to the laws of physics are the vital components of a modern AAA gaming title. Tr(...)

The State funeral of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds takes place in Donnybrook, Dublin at midday today. Photograph: Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times 1:29

Former taoiseach Albert Reynolds was remembered as a man who “sought peace with determination” at his requiem Mass in Dublin today by the Archbishop o(...)

Former taoiseach Albert Reynolds picks up a few tips from Margaret Murphy and Mary Tuite, both of Ardcath, Co Meath, at the opening day of the 2005 Galway Races. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

“I am a risk-taker”. At first, I thought this was just harmless bravado on Albert’s part. But I soon learned he would hazard all, even being Taoiseach(...)

Photograph: Matt Kavanagh 6th  An image from September 1994 showing the then taoiseach Albert Reynolds (centre) shaking hands with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams (left) and SDLP leader John Hume outside Government Buildings after a discussion of ways to advance the peace process following the IRA’s ceasefire announcement of August 31st. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Albert Reynolds, like his British counterpart at the time John Major, may never have obtained the profile of some of the celebrated and notorious poli(...)