Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato sang with a kind of effortless aplomb, as if singing of beauty and precision were something that could just be made to happen

The New York Philharmonic’s appearance at the National Concert Hall on Thursday was anything but orthodox for a visiting orchestra. There was no bi(...)

A separate action against Michael Fingleton, involving a claim by State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation for up to €6 billion over losses suffered by the Society, is proceeding on a date yet to be fixed.

A legal action against four former directors of the Irish Nationwide Building Society over alleged “wholly unlawful” delegation of powers of the boar(...)

A legal action against four former directors of the Irish Nationwide Building Society over the alleged “wholly unlawful” delegation of powers of the Board of the Society to its former CEO Michael Fingleton has settled, the Commercial Court has heard. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A legal action against four former directors of the Irish Nationwide Building Society over the alleged “wholly unlawful” delegation of powers of the B(...)

Michael Fingleton: special liquidators Kieran Wallace and Eamonn Richardson of KPMG are continuing with their action against Mr Fingleton arising from the circumstances that caused Irish Nationwide’s collapse. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The legal action against former Irish Nationwide chief executive Michael Fingleton is due back in court in two weeks’ time and the case could go to a (...)

Michael Fingleton: The joint special liquidators of IBRC have said they intend to continue with the bank’s legal action against the former chief executive of Irish Nationwide

The joint special liquidators of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation have said they intend to continue with the bank’s legal action against the form(...)

The action by the special liquidators to the IBRC had alleged breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of duty of care against the members of Irish Nationwide’s  former board. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) has settled its action against a number of former directors of the Irish Nationwide Building Society. (...)

The UAE procedure deprives fibroids of their rich blood supply and they commonly shrink by 40-60 per cent within six months. Photograph: Thinkstock

Until 20 years ago about half of the women referred by their GPs with heavy menstrual bleeding would eventually have required a hysterectomy. With up (...)


John Purcell (left) with Michael Fingletion and Michael Walsh at an Irish Nationwide Building Society
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The Central Bank has failed to stop a former director of Irish Nationwide Building Society pursuing various claims against it, including of neglige(...)

‘Beloved on the Earth’ by composer Linda Buckley, above, is an evocative, subtly coloured piece that is consistently engaging

Charles Hazlewood’s words, at the National Concert Hall last Tuesday lunchtime, echoed down the week. Introducing the first of his four Great Symph(...)

Kelley Lonergan: She sounds like a natural. Her voice is lovely to listen to, and she makes it sound as if it’s easy to produce

Composers write music about the strangest of subjects, and that’s probably to be expected when there are words involved. But it would have been a rema(...)