September 7th, 1994:  Gerry Adams, Albert Reynolds and John Hume after their meeting in Government Buildings in Dublin to discuss a ceasefire in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

Albert Reynolds believed his greatest political achievement was helping to bring an end to what he called the “terrible cycle of death” in Northern Ir(...)

A 2011 photograph of former taoisigh Brian Cowen (left) and Albert Reynolds (right) with Arthur French of the K Club at a reception in Áras an Uachtaráin hosted by President Mary McAleese to thank those who have assisted her throughout her fourteen years as president. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

The former taoiseach Albert Reynolds, who has died aged 81, made Northern Ireland his priority when he took office in 1992. Building on the groundwork(...)

Paddy Cosgrave: changed name of Dublin event back to Web Summit because, according to his spokeswoman, The Summit is hard to find on Google.

The two protaganists in the row between Web Summit and Summit Series have trod strikingly similar paths.Elliott Bisnow first showed an entrepreneurial(...)

Paddy Cosgrave: denies allegations of unfair competition, cybersquatting, and deceptive business practices

Web Summit, the annual technology jamboree, and its founder Paddy Cosgrave (31) are in settlement talks to avoid a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed a(...)

Mirror writing: left-handers are celebrating a day of being left-handed. 0:45

It’s perhaps no more than a gimmicky celebration, but today, August 13th, is devoted to International Left Handers Day – when lefties everywhere get a(...)

Former White House press secretary James Brady gives a thumbs-up to everyone as he visits the White House press briefing room in Washington in this  2011 file photograph.

The death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who was shot in the head in the 1981 assassination attempt on president Ronald Reagan, ha(...)

James Brady, selected by president-elect Ronald Reagan to become his press secretary, talking to reporters after the announcement was made in Washington in 1981. Photograph: Walt Zebowski/AP Photo

James Brady, who has died aged 73, was the principal victim of John Hinckley’s attempt to kill American president Ronald Reagan. The bullet that lodge(...)

US president Barack Obama: to announce African investment plan at US-Africa Business Forum. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

American companies pledged new investment in Africa today as part of $14 billion (€10.4 billion) in construction, clean energy, banking and informatio(...)

Hillary Rodham Clinton signs copies of her book “Hard Choices” at Bookends Bookstore earlier this month in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Bloomberg estimates that the potential candidate for the 2016 presidential election earned $12 million since leaving her post at the State Department in February 2013. Photograph: Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images

Hillary Clinton has earned at least $12 million in 16 months since leaving the State Department, according to an analysis of data compiled by Bloomber(...)

 Rory McIlroy  looks at the Claret Jug after winning the British Open  at Hoylake. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA
Rory McIlroy - in other words
  • Golf
  • July 21, 2014, 13:30

Rory McIlroy may not have been able to win the British Open by the same margin as in his two previous major victories, but the 25-year-old’s victory (...)