Members of the Spanish Special Group Against Organised Crime engaged in a drugs investigation aboard a catamaran in the harbour of La Coruna. Photograph: EPA

Spain has long been characterised as a refuge for criminals fleeing the law enforcement agencies of their own countries, a place where fugitives could(...)

Thormanby Hill is a 17-acre site by Cosgrave Group that launched in May of last year. For a developer best known for its three- and four-bedroom home(...)

Fine Gael TD John Perry  canvassing in Sligo. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Scuttling around Sligo town in his pinstripes and polished brown shoes and speaking in his distinctive voice that sounds like an agitated bee captured(...)

Ruth graduated in November and went to work as a chef de partie at Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, having worked there part-time since her second year in college

Dearbhla Reynolds Fermentation Fermentation is only going to get bigger in Ireland this year. Dearbhla Reynolds of the Cultured Club fizzes with ent(...)

Judgments: Key cases in brief

Environmental impact assessment required on effects of extracting peat as a fuel source for thermal power plant An Taisce v An Bord Pleanála [2015]IEH(...)

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(...)