Former editor of The Irish Times Geraldine Kennedy arriving at Government Buildings  for a hearing of the banking inquiry. Photograph: Bryan Meade 2:26

Six current and former executives from The Irish Times, Independent News & Media and RTÉ went before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry yesterday. The(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony has signed a three year contract to remain with his home province. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s been a tough week for Munster with hooker Damien Varley being forced to retire from rugby after failing to fully recover from a foot injury and R(...)

Tomas O’Leary is set to rejoin his home province Munster from London Irish. (Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images)

Following their bitterly disappointing Champions Cup group stage exit last weekend Munster have announced a number of senior players have signed co(...)

Former taoiseach Garret FitzGerald and his wife, Joan. She approved the menu for the State dinner. Photograph: Jack McManus

Guests at the 1984 State banquet in Dublin in honour of US president Ronald Reagan were treated to roast beef and turtle soup, but only the to(...)

An undated image of the Ford factory in Cork. In 1984, the company announced 800 of its 1,000 employees would lose their jobs.

The announcement of the closure of the Ford factory in Cork in January 1984 with the loss of 800 jobs took taoiseach Garret FitzGerald by surprise, ac(...)

President Hillery: it was suggested that he sign thank-you letters for donations as low as $10.  Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald was  mentioned as an alternative signatory. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

A project involving tree-planting to be paid for by Irish-Americans got cautious government approval in 1984.But a suggestion that president Patrick H(...)

Munster chief executive Garrett Fitzgerald says the province  have investigated the incident, are satisfied it was accidental, and have taken steps to ensure such an incident won’t happen again.. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster Rugby CEO Garrett Fitzgerald admits he has no idea if the leaking of a confidential coaching report will result in legal action against the pr(...)

 Munster Head coach Anthony Foley with Munster Chief Executive Garrett Fitzgerald. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster say they are confident that they have taken steps to ensure the accidental sending of a private coaching document will never happen again.CEO (...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald , lays a wreath at the grave of Michael Collins, at the Collins Griffith Commemoration , at Glasnevin Cemetary. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fine Gael should recognise its roots lie in the values and philosophy of 1916 and should be proud of its association with the Easter Rising, rugby pun(...)

Castlemartin, Co Kildare: a labour of love for Sir Anthony O’Reilly, restored at a cost of many millions from being semi-derelict in 1972.

In July 1983 Tony O’Reilly hosted Henry Kissinger, the American diplomat and former secretary of state to Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, in his belove(...)