The Irish Sea should be seen as a  shared space rather than a barrier. Illustration: Thinkstock

For far too long, the waterway between these islands has been viewed more as a “barrier” than as a “shared space”, Prof John Brannigan of UCD’s sch(...)

Michael O’Flynn: said that both the O’Flynn Group debts and some personal loans were fully serviced with all payments up to date. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

US fund Blackstone and Michael O’Flynn look poised for a legal battle for control of the developer’s property and construction empire to which an e(...)

Michael O’Flynn said in a statement that he had begun talking to his lawyers.

US fund Blackstone and Michael O’Flynn look poised for a legal battle for control of the developer’s property and construction empire to which an ex(...)

Fishmonger Stefan Griesbach with the Golden Red Fish in Galway. It was served to visitors to the Galway arts festival. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A long-living fish which prefers the chillier waters of northern latitudes has been caught by an Irish fishing vessel on the Porcupine Bank.The golde(...)

Republican paramilitaries training in a still from a propaganda video. The Kingsmill murders were carried out by a group calling itself the South Armagh Republican Action Force. Photograph: Getty Images

One of the worst days of my life as a journalist was when Roy Lilley, my editor on the Belfast Telegraph, asked me to cover the aftermath of one of th(...)

Every now and then, a sports documentary comes along that draws in even those normally reduced to boils and boredom by the relevant activity. Asif Kap(...)

Michael Dunlop won his 11th Isle of Man TT titlec. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Presseye/Inpho

There was joy and pain for the Dunlop family on the Isle of Man on Friday, where Michael won his fourth TT title in a row and brother William broke h(...)

Winning combination: Michael, Robert and William Dunlop at the Mid Antrim 150 in 2007

At the annual International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy), motorcycles reach speeds of about 200 mph on twisting, narrow open roads. The festival, w(...)

Tall ships arrive into Dublin Port to participate in the three-day maritime festival along Dublin’s North Quay over the weekend. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Seven tall ships with 100 Irish sail trainees from both sides of the Border have berthed in Dublin Port for this weekend’s river festival.The flotill(...)

Permanent TSB has  invited tenders to sell its €2.1 billion Irish commercial real estate book and its €465 million Springboard Mortgages subprime portfolio. Photograph: Frank Miller

Permanent TSB has in recent days invited corporate advisers to pitch to sell two of its loan books with a face value of €2.5 billion. It has invite(...)