Irish Jesuit priest Fr John Sullivan.  Pope Francis has approved his beatification. Photograph: Jesuits in Ireland website

Pope Francis has approved the beatification of Irish Jesuit priest, Fr John Sullivan. Fr John Sullivan was born on Eccles Street on Dublin in 1861 a(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has been briefing senior Israeli and Palestinian figures on peace talks. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has been taking part in briefings with senior Israeli and Palestinian figures as part of fresh attempts to engage hardli(...)

Dublin’s Barney Rock tackles Kerry’s Tom Spillane in the 1987 National Football League final: the Dubs beat a much-fancied Kingdom team. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It is curious that Dublin and Kerry who hold the record for GAA All-Ireland championship meetings with 28 have such a sparse history in league finals:(...)

A file photo from 2008 showing Frank Flannery (right) with the Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Few people have had such an influence on Fine Gael in the last three and a half decades as Frank Flannery. The former rehab chief executive was one(...)

Guard of honour by the 1st Battalion, Galway,  at Glasnevin cemetery on Sunday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Lord Mayor of Dublin Sinn Féin Cllr Críona Ní Dhálaigh was absent from Sunday’s ceremony at Glasnevin cemetery where a “Remembrance Wall” naming a(...)

Minister for Heritage  Heather Humphreys picutred at a wreat laying ceremony on  Moore Street in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Minister for Heritage Heather Humphreys was heckled by protesters during a ceremony at Moore Street in Dublin to commemorate the firing of the first s(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny chats to President Michael D Higgins at the Easter Sunday commemoration ceremony and parade from O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

The Easter Sunday centenary commemoration at the GPO was told the “short lives and big dreams” of the men, women and children of 1916 “extended the ho(...)

File photograph of Mr Ray Burke arriving at the Flood Tribunal in Dublin Castle in 2001. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Developer Michael Bailey has called for an independent investigation of the planning tribunal after it was forced to drop findings it made against hi(...)

Rory Nolan and Paul Howard with Roisin Ingle in The Irish Times podcast studios.

On this week’s Róisín Meets podcast, Róisín Ingle talks to Ross O’Carroll-Kelly creator Paul Howard and actor Rory Nolan about their upcoming producti(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is unlikely to bridge the gap of 13 votes between him and Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny when the vote for Taoiseach takes place on Thursday.  File  photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is unlikely to bridge the gap of 13 votes between him and Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny when the vote for Taoiseach ta(...)