Lars Himmer, managing director of Volkswagen Ireland, outlined sales procedures for new and used cars caught up in the scandal. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

Volkswagen Group Ireland has warned its dealers that failure to notify affected car buyers about the CO2 emissions scandal “increases the risk of cri(...)

Former IFA general secretary Pat Smith. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Every now and then something comes along that gives you a real insight into how Ireland works, or doesn’t work, depending on your perspective. One of (...)

Three men were arrested in Kingscourt, Co Cavan, after gardaí foiled a robbery at a business premises on Main Street in the town.

Two men have been charged for an incident at Kingscourt, Co Cavan, when gardaí foiled a robbery at a business premises on Main Street in the town. Gar(...)

Pat Smith was forced to resign  because of the controversy over his remuneration.  Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

The former head of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Pat Smith received a salary of €535,000 in 2013, the organisation has revealed. Mr Smith resi(...)

 IFA general secretary Pat Smith said he was putting the association’s interests to the fore in deciding to go. Photograph: Eric Luke

The head of the Irish Farmers’ Association Pat Smith has resigned in the wake of the controversy over his pay. Pressure had been mounting on the organ(...)

People who are not from Galway sometimes argue that its folk spend too much time parading in huge papier mâché heads. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

How’s about you? Here’s a true story (some details of which have been tweaked). Two weeks ago, I was in Connolly Station waiting for a train to Occupi(...)

On March 29th 1975 Fr Seán Brady, later the Catholic primate, was asked by Bishop McKiernan to conduct a canonical inquiry into allegations of abuse against the Norbertine priest Fr Brendan Smyth. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

And so ends one of the sorriest sagas in the abuse crisis which has engulfed the Catholic Church in Ireland. It first came to public notice with the j(...)

Emma, originally from Carlow, is a qualified barrister, who studied law at Griffith College and now works with a healthcare company. She met Ke(...)

Government concedes that Brexit would present an economic challenge for the Republic. Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will put a strong emphasis on his view that Europe is better off with Britain remaining in the EU when he makes a major address i(...)

The Dublin Fire Brigade had to deal with more than 700 calls over the course of Halloween night, and at one point the fire service was processing a c(...)