President Ronald Reagan and Ms Nancy Reagan during their visit to Ireland. President Reagan is drinking a pint of Guinness in the Ronald Reagan pub in Ballyporeen, Co Tipperary. File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

It was a time when a Labour party in coalition with Fine Gael took a kicking in European elections, two cases involving the deaths of babies shook the(...)

The woman was brought to Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore and later transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where she remains in a critical condition.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses after a woman was knocked down and seriously injured in Birr, Co Offaly. The female pedestrian, who is in her 70s, (...)

German and British troops sing “Silent Night” before playing a football match to commemorate the Christmas Truce of 1914, at the International Security Assistance Force Headquarters in Kabul. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

The Christmas truce of 1914 really happened. It was not a myth elevated to the status of a fact by a public who wished it so. It didn’t just happened (...)

Sick Tinker Child by Louis le Brocquy sold for £266,500 in London, having sold in Dublin for €963,000 in 2006

Three paintings by Louis le Brocquy, which last changed hands at auction in Dublin in 2006, have fallen dramatically in value by two-thirds. They went(...)

Gerard Killally: High Court had decided his exit from bankruptcy should be postponed for a year arising out of his conviction for stealing €18,000 worth of refrigeration equipment from his bankrupt estate. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

Former Fianna Fáil politician Gerard Killally has lost his appeal against a decision extending his term of bankruptcy for a year because of a convicti(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen said Ulster Bank was going back on a pledge not to close a bank where no other bank was available. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Up to 1,000 people from west Offaly have marched through the town of Ferbane in protest at the planned closure of the town’s last bank branch. Ulster (...)

Profit at Tynagh Energy, the multinational-backed power generator that is receiving a €66 million subsidy from electricity consumers, soared to €40 m(...)

Ciaran Dorney gets a pass away during St Vincent’s Leinster Club Senior Football Championship Final victory over Rhode

St Vincent’s 1-13Rhode 0-6A disappointing AIB Leinster club football final played out in Navan with little to intrigue the disinterested or, for that (...)

 Birr Castle’s Winter Wonderland children’s festival begins this weekend. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Christmas FairsChristmas comes early to Birr Castle demesne this weekend for the Winter Wonderland children’s festival. Beginning on Saturday and runn(...)

Aimee Nolen at her home in Walsh Island, Co Offaly. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

A woman coping with the news her unborn child had been dead for five weeks, found out in a follow-up scan two days later the baby was alive with a cl(...)