EU commissioner Phil Hogan: “I cannot get satisfaction from the Greek authorities or even get replies to letters sent since last Christmas.” Photograph: Patrick Bolger

The impending arrival of the commissioner for agriculture sparked panic in the Oireachtas catering division on Tuesday as worried staff rushed to hide(...)

A motorist, who reached out and pushed a 13-year-old schoolboy from a bicycle as he was driving past, has been jailed for 10 months. Thomas McCarron ((...)

File photograph of former abbot of the Norbertine Order and Brendan Smyth’s superior, Kevin Smith, who told police he did not realise at the time that paedophilia was a crime.

The former abbot of the Kilnacrott Norbertine Abbey in Co Cavan, Kevin Smith, has been accused of telling lies about his knowledge of when Fr Brend(...)

Malachy O’Rourke spoke for the first time about the two-year ban given to former Monaghan county panellist Thomas Connolly last week. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

After the game, Malachy O’Rourke spoke for the first time about the two-year ban given to former Monaghan county panellist Thomas Connolly last week.(...)

Closing the Gates at Hougoumont, 1815 painted by the Victorian artist Robert Gibb, which shows a vital moment during the Battle of Waterloo.

How many Irish fought at the Battle of Waterloo? A lot has been the consensus of historians who have studied this most pivotal battle of the 19th cent(...)

Oisín McConville: “I had a fair idea that he [Thomas Connolly, who got a two-year suspension for doping] was going to be made an example of and that’s a pity.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Following Thomas Connolly’s two-year suspension for ingesting anabolic steroids, the opinions of former Armagh footballer Oisín McConville and Kilkenn(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton:  “I know what the J-1 experience is meant to be, a rite of passage, an opportunity to gain valuable life and cultural experience  . . . for a lot of young people, it is a summer of love and a summer of fun.”   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:41

Before Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil yesterday morning, Micheál Martin contacted the Taoiseach and they spoke about the dreadful events in California(...)

Senator Paul Coghlan, chairman of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly Committee: said  there were so few police on the ground in south Armagh that those involved in the illegal trade could “carry on regardless”.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

A shortage of police resources in south Co Armagh is hindering the fight against fuel smuggling, a Fine Gael senator has claimed. Paul Coghlan, chai(...)

Hope Castle in Castleblayney

The new Monaghan Tourism website does not exaggerate when it describes the local landscape as “unspoiled”. The county of the little hills is indeed(...)

Druid Theatre artistic director  Garry Hynes. Ms Hynes has said that the passing of the same-sex marriage referendum was an ‘extraordinary event’ during an address at NUI Galway. Photograph: Andrew Downes/Xposure

Druid Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes has described the passing of the recent marriage equality referendum as an “extraordinary event”, but ha(...)