Former chief executive of Irish Nationwide Building Society  arriving at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry. Photograph: Eric Luke

Four more days. That’s all that’s left of the Oireachtas banking inquiry in terms of public hearings. Some nine months after the committee began takin(...)

The aftermath of a truck bomb explosion,  claimed by Islamic State, in  Baghdad’s northern Shiite district of Sadr City on August 13th, 2015. Photograph: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images

Despite the fact the so-called Islamic State has resulted in a new wave of global radicalisation and has also precipitated population displacement on (...)

The Medical Council has sanctioned two doctors for inappropriate prescribing of  drugs. Photograph: PA Wire

The Medical Council has sanctioned two doctors for inappropriate prescribing of prescription drugs. Dr Mohammad Ahmed Khan has been struck off after (...)

A hit with the ladies: the late Tony Ryan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Stories of Tony Ryan’s tough management style are legendary, and they come thick and fast in Ryan: A Legacy (RTÉ One, Tuesday), David Murphy’s insight(...)

Denis O’Brien:   He  has also initiated a lawsuit against the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission and the State arising from the Dáil utterances relating to his banking affairs with IBRC. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Almost seven weeks after it was first slated for broadcast, RTÉ has published its story about Denis O’Brien’s request for an extension from IBRC on l(...)

They emerged from Ireland’s DIY music scene circa 2007, so you can imagine how You’re Only Massive might sound after seven subsequent years spent l(...)

Curlews: down to the last 98 breeding pairs. Illustration: Michael Viney

Exploring, once, the origins of the EU’s ecological shopping list for the habitats directive, I came upon a memoir by someone who took part in mara(...)

Tom Lyons: second among business journalists on Twitter

Murray Consultants, one of the big beasts of the Irish corporate PR scene, dropped the “consultants” from its moniker this week. Just plain old Murra(...)

Freckle-faced golden boy: Tony O’Reilly, at the height of his success, in 1999. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty

If a novelist made up the life of Tony O’Reilly the subsequent book review would surely consider it too perfect: the freckle-faced golden boy who b(...)

German troops marching in Paris after the Nazi occupation of France.

Seventy years after they fought, spied, sabotaged and – in some cases – died for France, 50 Irish men and women who worked for the French Resistance w(...)