The Remembrance Wall at Glasnevin Cemetery commemorating all those who died in 1916. We ended up after all the killing of the 1916-1923  period  in a similar position to what was likely under home rule. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Home Rule, already law, could have led this part of Ireland peacefully to the same fully independent position Canada enjoys today, had it not been der(...)

Sligo-Leitrim TD John Perry failed to be selected at the constituency convention but was later added to the ticket in the wake of his litigation, which cost the party an estimated €500,000 in legal charges. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /The Irish Times

Fine Gael needs “a lot more transparency in the operation of the party”, its Ardfheis has been told in a debate on reviewing selection convention poli(...)

Paul Cribbin’s performances were a big positive of Kildare’s championship year. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

After a topsy-turvy 2015 Kildare’s Paul Cribbin says that a change was needed in the county even though he is grateful to Jason Ryan, who stepped do(...)

The NDFA  said there was huge interest among international investors for the projects

The National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) has this morning set out plans for major infrastructure projects with a combined value of close to €1 b(...)

 The Joy is a four-part documentary on day-to-day life for inmates at Mountjoy Prison, one of the largest facilities in Ireland and arguably the most notorious. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The first of a four-part documentary on day-to-day life for inmates at Mountjoy Prison, one of the largest facilities in Ireland and arguably the most(...)

James Reilly, former minister for health: he told the Oireachtas committee meeting it was ‘not Government policy’ to remodel Portlaoise as a model two hospital. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A senior aide told Minister for Health Leo Varadkar the Health Service Executive appeared to be living in a “parallel universe” in relation to the way(...)

Nickel Ashmeade, Usain Bolt, Nesta Carter and Astafa Powell take a picture with fans after winning gold in the 4x100m men relay during the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium. Photo: Diego Azubel/PA

Nine days and every possible superlative later not even Sebastian Coe could have envisaged it all ending so majestically. And not just the way Asbel K(...)

Rob Heffernan came fifth in the 50km race walk in the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: Inpho

He vowed not to surrender his World Championship title without a fight and so it proved, Rob Heffernan displaying typical courage and determination be(...)

Irish men’s 800metre champion Mark English has a relatively easy opening heat at the IAAF World Athletic Championships. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho.

(In order of appearance, times Irish) Mark English (UCD AC) – Men’s 800m (heats Saturday, 4:50am) After a rollercoaster summer, emotionally a(...)

Photograph: Stephen Kelly/PA Wire.

The Health Service Executive considered suing a US pharmaceutical firm accused of charging an “astronomical” price for a life-saving drug, internal do(...)