From left, chairman of Dublin Samaritans David Hughes, volunteer Erna O’Connor, director Brendan Gallagher, volunteer Hilda Robinson, and executive director Catherine Brogan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A man once rang Brendan Gallagher and told him he was on his way to take his own life. “He had picked a spot,” says Gallagher. “This was the ea(...)

Kieran McGill’s chain of 16 Irish pubs in the US employs: almost 700 people and has an annual turnover of $40 million

When Kieran McGill told his late mother in 1996 that he was leaving a comfortable well-paid consultancy job at a Dublin accountancy practice to start (...)

Sculptor Tim Schmalz displays a scale model of Homeless Jesus while visiting The Irish Times offices in Dublin last week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 2:47

After a competition among prospective sites, Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin has won the Homeless Jesus sculpture for the park in its grounds, gi(...)

After street upon street of early- to mid-20th century homes heading north from North Circular Road, along the side of Phoenix Park, there’s a row of(...)

Restaurant Forty One doesn’t do spontaneity. At least that’s how it feels when I phone at 7pm on a sunny Wednesday and get a recorded message that (...)

President Michael D Higgins and Duke of Kent, president of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, after unveiling a Cross of Sacrifice at Glasnevin Cemetery on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson

President Michael D Higgins will represent Ireland at events on Monday in Belgium to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the first World War(...)

Building unions have accused Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn of turning a deaf ear to their claims of ill treatment of workers on new school projects.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Building unions have accused Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn of turning a deaf ear to their claims of ill treatment of workers on new school proje(...)

Bin Ennakhil, Marrakech, Morocco €55m This palace is the result of a dream by two builders enamoured with the Alhambra in Grenada. While b(...)

Claudia Bradley, sister of the late Josephine Bradley who was killed in the Talbot Street bombing, attends the Justice for the Forgotten wreath-laying ceremony to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Government is seeking access to documents surrounding the Dublin and Monaghan bombings, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said today at a ceremony to mark t(...)

 Irish Federation of University Teachers  general secretary Mike Jennings: “The people who see themselves as charged with controlling and directing us simply do not respect us.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Department of Education does not respect academics or researchers, and the Higher Education Authority has “gone native”, the general secretary of (...)