The arrival of Johan Erasmus spells the end for Anthony Foley’s coaching ticket. Photograph: Getty

No matter what way you interpreted it, yesterday marked the end of an indigenous Munster coaching ticket which assuredly gave it their all but came u(...)

The sudden death of Adrian Hardiman – judge, historian and public intellectual – robs the Supreme Court of one of its most dominant and distinctive fi(...)

Newly elected Independent TD Catherine Connolly, a committed cyclist, leaving the Galway West count centre last weekend. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When Máire Geoghegan-Quinn became the first woman to hold a Cabinet post since 1922, this newspaper recorded that the “tiresome comparisons with Count(...)

Political parties described the turnout in Friday’s general election as “uneven”, with many politicians claiming a significant number of people remain(...)

Presiding officer Nancy Sharkey and Garda Siobhán Campbell carry the ballot box for Gola Island, off the west coast of Donegal, to the polling station. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Voters go to the polls today in an election that could see a hung Dáil as its final outcome. More than 3.2 million people are eligible to vote in 4(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and former Labour leader and tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at the first Cabinet meeting of the 31st Dáil on March 9th, 2011. Photograph: PA

Fine Gael and Labour went into coalition on March 9th, 2011, with a massive majority and leave office with just a very large one. Their 30-seat surpl(...)

Munster temporary consultant Andy Farrell with head coach Anthony Foley in Limerick. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Having confirmed the hiring of former English and Lions defence coach Andy Farrell as a consultant, Garrett Fitzgerald, the Munster CEO, suggested tha(...)

CJ Stander on the move for Munster as Sergio Parisse closes in on  the tackle during the Irish province’s Champions Cup pool match against Stade Francais in Paris. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Not alone is this not a particularly opportune time to be the Munster head coach, it isn’t an especially rewarding time to be their captain. Increa(...)

A bomb concealed in a fire extinguisher was primed to explode during a recent police recruitment meeting at the Waterfoot Hotel in Derry, a court has heard. Image: Google Streetview.

A bomb concealed in a fire extinguisher was primed to explode during a recent police recruitment meeting at a Derry hotel, a court has heard. Darren(...)

Doctors’ organisations argue the payments do not take into account practice expenses and overheads and therefore do not represent income for individual GPs.  Photograph: PA

The State’s 100 top-earning GP practices and co-operatives shared gross payments of almost €50 million from the HSE during 2014, according to the late(...)