There was no official confirmation of the businessman’s move to end his relationship with Aer Lingus. The shape of yesterday’s share  sell-off in four blocks led others to speculate at least three buyers were in the market, with most pointing to international institutional investors. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Businessman Denis O’Brien has sold the remainder of his stake in Aer Lingus. Shares in the carrier jumped by almost 5 per cent yesterday, the single b(...)

Hectic day for Aer Lingus in the market. Photograph: Alan Betson

The market was abuzz with rumour yesterday after almost 4 per cent of Aer Lingus stock changed hands. Coming just a week after businessman Denis O’B(...)

Anja Maye from Dundalk at last year’s Forbidden Fruit Festival. The 2014 festival takes place this June Bank Holiday weekend on the grounds of IMMA, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

Preparations are well underway for this weekend’s Bulmers Forbidden Fruit music festival which takes place at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) (...)

Michael Collins and Harry Boland play hurling at Croke Park on the day of a Leinster Hurling final - an image published in September 1921. Photograph: Piaras Béaslaí Collection/NLI 1:11

Thousands of digitised images, including dozens relating to historical figures like the Duke of Wellington, Daniel O’Connell and Charles Stewar(...)

A cartoon from May 1829 depicting Daniel O’Connell (centre) arriving to take his seat in parliament after the passing of the Catholic Emancipation Act in April 1829.  Looking on from the middle distance are British prime minister, the Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), and home secretary and leader of the House of Commons, Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850). Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Daniel O’Connell (1775-1847) is in one way the best-remembered Irishman who flourished in the 19th century. Streets are called after him in a great(...)

The Way of the Cross procession makes its way through Dublin’s Phoenix Park yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Faith is not an intellectual exercise. “Christian faith is a faith in a God who loves and seeks from us a response in love,” A(...)

President Michael D Higgins: will be present at ecumenical service to mark death 1,000 years ago.Photograph: Alan Betson

President Michael D Higgins will attend an ecumenical service in Dublin on Wednesday to mark the death of Brian Boru 1,000 years ago at the Battle (...)

A certificate dated January 8th 1937, signed by Frank Aiken,  minister for defence, granting a dependents’ allowance to James Daly in respect of his son James Joseph Daly executed in India on  November 2nd 1920 for his part in the Connaught Rangers Mutiny.

The Connaught Rangers who mutinied as British soldiers in a far-away part of the empire became Irish heroes. News did not travel fast in 1920, but eve(...)

Participants Brendan Halpin as Sir George Carew (original fort builder) and Melissa Shiels as Queen Elizabeth pictured with visitor Gerry Crowley before a ceremony marking the official hand over Elizabeth Fort, Cork city by the OPW to Cork City Council. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A 400-year-old fort in Cork can become “the jewel in the crown” of the city’s developing tourism industry, Lord Mayor of Cork Catherine Clancy said y(...)

 Men’s Wearhouse  store on 6th Avenue in New York.  Men’s Wearhouse shares rose nearly 3 per cent. Photographer: Craig Warga/Bloomberg

Men’s Wearhouse mounted a hostile $1.61 billion bid for Jos. A. Bank Clothiers in an attempt to break the resistance of its smaller rival and pacify i(...)