Johnny Ronan: statements to banking inquiry  were highly critical of Nama. Photograph: Collins photos

Nama auction in question Nama’s largest loan auction, Project Arrow, is under threat, according to the Sunday Times, which claims there are fears a s(...)

Mark Allen: is in fine form again at the Shanghai Masters

Mark Allen remains on course to go one better than last season at the Shanghai Masters after racing into the semi-finals on Friday. The 29-year-old fr(...)

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Recently I attended a “summit meeting” in Washington to discuss means of improving access to fertility treatment globally for those who need it. Dele(...)

 Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern leaving the Oireachtas banking inquiry on July 16th, 2015. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern proved to be the biggest draw at the recently concluded Oireachtas banking inquiry - with his appearance in mid-July dra(...)

 Dublin Port, view from the air. Photograph: Frank Miller /Irish Times

The value of Irish exports fell by 6 per cent to €8.76 billion in July while goods imports dropped by 2 per cent to €5.14 billion. As a result, the St(...)

 A youth carries a young boy in a makeshift sling as they walk towards waiting buses at the Hungarian border with Serbia. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Now he was finally in Austria, Ahman Urabi realised how close he had been to doing something that would have left him penniless, and could have been d(...)

Supporters of Palestine’s  football team cheer and fly their national flag during their 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match against the United Arab Emirates,  in the occupied West Bank this week. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters 1:25

Palestinians overwhelmingly won the right to fly their national flag in front of the United Nations headquarters, a symbolic step opposed by Israel an(...)

The Irish Medical Organisation has estimated 250 or more consultants’ posts in hospitals remain vacant despite a new pay structure being agreed earlier this year aimed at making the positions more attractive.  Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said last week he wanted to see a return to the funding and staffing levels that existed in the health service prior(...)

Phil Hogan: the EU’s agriculture commissioner will not attend due to illness. Photograph: Eric Luke

Thousands of farmers are expected to descend on Brussels today as EU agriculture ministers meet to discuss the crisis in the dairy industry that has s(...)

Ireland is now one of the most expensive countries in the EU, up there with the UK and Sweden, and only exceeded by Denmark. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

While the popular perception is that the cost of living is always rising, since the beginning of the year consumer prices have on average been lowe(...)