One of the undercover officers, Mark Kennedy, made several visits to Ireland, including attending a Shell to Sea workshop in Mayo. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Campaigners opposed to the Corrib gas project have paid tribute to seven women in Britain who have received an apology from the Metropolitan Police f(...)

Ciarán Ó Cuinn, director of the Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC), Muscat, Oman.

One of the biggest challenges of the 21st century is dealing with water scarcity. As the impact of climate change begins to be felt, many people are l(...)

Former  minister for transport Noel Dempsey (right) and minister for justice  Dermot Ahern speaking to reporters about the economic crisis in November 2010. Mr Dempsey said on Saturday he was not aware the country was preparing to enter a bailout at that time. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil minister Noel Dempsey said he is haunted by decisions taken by the Cabinet at the time of the economic collapse and believes Irelan(...)

A man signs the book of condolences on Tuesday for Garda Tony Golden, who was shot dead in Omeath last Sunday evening. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

The family of Siobhán Phillips, who was being assisted by Tony Golden at the time of the incident in which he was killed, has praised the garda for “(...)

Gerry Walshe, Lisdeen, Co Clare. Photograph: Collins/Courts

The Supreme Court has refused to permit two men to bring further appeals against the rejection of their separate legal challenges to the Yes result (...)

In 2010, the courts granted 64,878 special exemption orders and there were 63,550 convictions for public order offences. By 2013, there were 45,869 special exemption orders granted and 40,823 public order offences

A decline in the number of special exemption orders granted by the District Court to allow pubs serve alcohol until the early hours of the morning has(...)

Former president of the European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet  delivering a speech to an invited audience on  Governance of the Eurozone: Past, Present and Future at an  event in Dublin organised by the Institute for International and European Affairs on April 30th, 2015.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The consequences of bailing in senior bondholders in Irish banks at the time of the financial crash in late 2008 could have “far outweighed the gains”(...)

Former tánaiste and minister for education  Mary Coughlan and former taoiseach Brian Cowen. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Soldiers of Destiny are out in force today for their ardfheis in the RDS. They will have a lot to say about the IBRC controversy causing ru(...)

The popularity of head shops also coincided with a fall in cocaine use. The economy was slipping, and as Robin Williams once told us, “Cocaine is God’s way of telling you you are making too much money”. When the shops closed, the illegal drug trade picked up the slack. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish current affairs sometime feel like a sitcom. So you could almost hear the canned laughter when a judge recently ruled part of our drug laws unco(...)

Former Fianna Fáil minister Pat Carey has said speaking out publicly as a gay man might help other people of his age and generation .

Former Fianna Fáil minister Pat Carey has said speaking out publicly as a gay man might help other people of his age and generation .“There are lots o(...)