A spokesman for Colm Keaveney said he could not make any public comment about the defamation proceedings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Fianna Fáil candidate in Galway East, Colm Keaveney, has initiated defamation proceedings against Independent News & Media in relation to an a(...)

Gordon D’Arcy and Aoife Cogan at the Ireland Funds Annual Fundraiser in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, where the former Irish Rugby International was honoured. Photograph: Collins

For the first time in 16 seasons Gordon D’Arcy will not be involved in the Six Nations rugby championship this weekend. Instead, he was honoured yest(...)

Denis O’ Brien initiated his case last October after saying he had received a dossier of mainly damaging material about him on the USB memory stick sent anonymously in an envelope to his Dublin office. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

A war of words erupted at the High Court on Friday over the movements between Rotterdam and Dublin of a USB computer memory stick at the heart of bus(...)

Lawyers for Red Flag Consulting and Denis O’Brien have yet to agree on dates for exchanging legal documents. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Lawyers for Red Flag Consulting and Denis O’Brien have yet to agree on dates for exchanging legal documents necessary for the hearing of the businessm(...)

Social Democrats launching their manifesto on O’Connell Street, from left Catherine Murphy, Stephen Donnelly and Roisin Shortall. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The three prominent Independent TDs who came together to form the Social Democrats in July 2015 are offering what they characterise as a “relatively (...)

A trip to space for you and your friends might be just the ticket if you’ve got a pile of money after the EuroMillions win. File photograph: Getty Images

This big EuroMillions win - what could a person do with all that loot? This week Pep Guardiola signed a three-year deal to manage Manchester City on (...)

Topaz has more than 2,000 employees and close to 35 per cent of the consumer market in Ireland

The sale of fuel chain Topaz to the Canadian retailer Alimentation Couche-Tard has been completed with Niall Anderton named as the Irish company’s new(...)

There is not a chance the Government will fulfil Philip Lane’s  “hope” that the next government “takes seriously” the need to balance public spending with the need for a “safe level of public debt”.   Picture Jason Clarke.

At the end of the riveting film The Big Short, now showing in Ireland and based on Michael Lewis’s book that charted the spectacular fraud and avarice(...)

 Michael Lowry, pictured at the Four Courts in Dublin. Photograph: Courts Collins

Michael Lowry is facing costs of “several million” euro, after the High Court rejected his efforts to get the State to pay legal bills incurred at the(...)

Michael Lowry: the politician has said he will appeal Mr Justice Hedigan’s ruling to the Court of Appeal. Photograph: Courts Collins

The Moriarty tribunal’s findings in relation to Michael Lowry were of “a litany of falsification and deception”, Mr Justice John Hedigan said in his j(...)