The leisure centre of the McWilliam Park Hotel: the hotel was built in 2006 with backing of high-profile property developers

Bubble-era property developers such as Seamus Ross of Menolly Homes and Garrett Kelleher of Shelbourne Developments are backing a high-profile hotel (...)

DUP party leader and Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson at a press conference at Stormont  this week. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

We have a full-blown crisis and bitter recriminations in the North and a set of spectacular figures in the economy down South. It’s all very 2002, isn(...)

Noel Dempsey: Electorate will decide and Fianna Fáil and others could then look at the options that are open to consideration. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil elders are divided on whether the party should join a coalition as the junior party after the next election, which would raise the prospec(...)

David McSavage:‘A desperation to prove myself to others, sponsored by an extreme feeling of unworthiness, is the thing that drives me to produce good things.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

My Obituary is a column in which people are given the chance to write their own obituaries while they are still alive. Some may be famous, others n(...)

“Hawo” recalls that when she was being taken to the plane, she had “a few belongings, my wheelchair and €60 that my husband had given me”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The loud knocking on the door came at about 11pm. The young Somali woman was in her pyjamas and lying on a mattress on the floor. She had spent man(...)

Maire Geoghegan-Quinn’s five year term as commissioner for research, innovation and science comes to an end in November. File photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Ireland’s outgoing EU Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn has been awarded the Légion d’Honneur by French president Francois Hollande, the highest hono(...)

Kieran Wallace of KPMG: appointed, with and Eamon Richardson  as receivers to parts of iResource Group’s operations in the Republic. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Security and contract cleaning specialist Noonan yesterday almost doubled its size by buying rival, Resource Group, from receivers who were appointed(...)

A screen grab of the Wild Nuns sketch.

Comedian David McSavage has accused RTÉ of engaging in “dictatorial” censorship by refusing to broadcast a sketch entitled Wild Nuns. The sketch is a (...)

David McSavage: ‘Your mother would do anything for you, but she sort of sent you out into the world like some sort of useless orphan.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Angry Emer is a strident career woman whose clipped nasal Mount Merrion accent would cut flesh. She will appear in the fourth series of the sat(...)

Usit Ireland, the travel service and work abroad programme providers to the student and youth sector, made a pre-tax profit of €32,778 on a turnover o(...)