GreekPrime Minister Alexis Tsipras: lambasted Declan Costello for writing a letter to the Greeks in which he appeared to put pressure on the country to stall a parliamentary vote on a suite of anti-poverty measures.  Photograph: EPA/Stephanie Lecocq

What with Michael Noonan’s cheesy jibes, Enda Kenny’s strategic snuggling up to Angela Merkel and his patronising debt lectures, the beleaguered Greek(...)

 Lucinda Creighton at the launch of the new party Renua at the Science Gallery on Pearse Street, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 12:26

Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton has given an undertaking that her new party will be the most open and transparent in the history of the State, (...)

Former minister for enterprise Mary Harney said in 2005 that she asked civil servant Gerry Ryan to end his inquiry into tax evasion in 2004 as it had been running for seven years. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times. 2:39

1971: Ansbacher accounts were funds lodged in Ireland by the Cayman Islands bank, Ansbacher (Cayman) Ltd. They were at the core of an unauthori(...)

Mr Justice Declan Costello, former president of the High Court, photographed in 2000. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The family of the late judge Declan Costello has said that while he had a deposit account at Guinness & Mahon bank for a brief period in the 1970s(...)

 Fr Joseph Leonard, Fr William Purcell and  John F Kennedy at All Hallows College in September 1955.

The importance of Fr Joseph Leonard in the life of the Kennedys was recalled by former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in an interview with The Irish Times la(...)

Jacqueline Kennedy with children Caroline and John (holding kittens) visiting the Kennedy homestead in New Ross on their 1967visit to Ireland. Photograph: Irish Photographic Archive/Lensmen

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier had established a separate – and little-known – relationship with Ireland before she even met the future president Kennedy. Her(...)

Declan Costello, second from right at back, attorney general in 1973. Photograph: Pat Langan

Fifty years ago a politician published a manifesto which, if implemented, would have changed the nature of Irish society, would have defied the(...)

Declan Costello: when he talked of reform the word had a radical, distributive edge. Now it seems to mean dismantling workers’ few remaining protections. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

Recent controversies concerning EirGrid, Irish Water and much else convey a sense of disillusionment with politics and the political system; a sense t(...)

is the Sinn Féin TD for Sligo-North Leitrim Michael Colreavy: no posturing and no outbreaks of hyperbole when he speaks in the Dáil.

Michael Colreavy is the Sinn Féin TD for Sligo-North Leitrim. He is not a man given to histrionics in the Dáil chamber. There is no posturing, no outb(...)