The new 110-seat restaurant at street level called Balfes in the Westbury Hotel, Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The five-star Westbury Hotel, which opened off Grafton Street in Dublin 30 years ago, has been given a €2 million upgrade by its owner, the Irish-o(...)

Labour leadership contenders Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton and Minister of State for primary care Alex White will each get 10 minutes to address the final hustings of the campaign in Dublin tonight. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The final hustings in the Labour Party leadership campaign are taking place in Dublin city centre tonight.The event, which is being live-streamed, beg(...)

Nessa Childers speaking to Breege Kavanagh and Bridget Toolan while canvassing in the Churchtown area of Dublin yesterday. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

There is nothing new about bust-ups in the Labour Party. When it comes to infighting and the European elections, it is almost a grand tradition now in(...)

As  the Sunday Independent’s social diarist, Trevor Danker wrote accounts of meeting Frank Sinatra for dinner in New York and of having a beer with the young Ben Dunne.
Obituary: Trevor Danker

Trevor Danker, who has died aged 74, was for many years a social columnist with the Sunday Independent (...)

he Doyle Collection has agreed to sell its Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Washington DC for $43.5 million. The deal was agreed on Mo(...)