Winners take it all: Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell and Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan were both elected in Dublin Bay South. Photograph: Eric Luke

Just as Kevin Humphreys was adjusting to the loss of his seat, the former Labour minister tweeted a photograph of a cute dog, perched on the shoreline(...)

Sean Moncrieff pulls off the seemingly impossible by hosting political slots that are entertaining and even enlightening. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

The polls have finally closed, giving the pundits who have spent weeks dispensing expert predictions and informed speculation something concrete to a(...)

Northern Ireland  First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster chats with British Ambassador Dominick Chilcott as they attend an event to mark the 1916 Rising at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster does not believe the reference in the 1916 Proclamation about cherishing all the children of the nation(...)

In agreeing to attend the event organised by the Church of Ireland Historical Centenaries Working Group, First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster was anxious to make the distinction between an “event” and a “commemoration”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

First Minister Arlene Foster is to attend an event marking the Easter 1916 Rising in Dublin on Wednesday night (Feb 17th). In agreeing to attend the (...)

Maj Willie Redmond MP joined the Royal Irish Regiment at the age of 53

February 12th, 1916 Maj Willie Redmond MP was one of the oldest serving Irish men at the front. He joined the Royal Irish Regiment at the age of 53 (...)

Talk to Joe: listeners have to wait a full five days before hearing  Liveline’s first crime horror story of January

It’s a seasonal landmark, as sure an annual marker as the first cuckoo of spring or leaves of autumn. But as 2016 unfolds, listeners eagerly awaiting (...)

Miley (Mick Lally) and Biddy Byrne (Mary McEvoy) in Glenroe, which was axed by RTÉ in 2001.

While he began his television career with the Dublin-set Tolka Row, it’s for his two long-running rural dramas, The Riordans and Glenroe, that Wesley (...)

Former minister for finance Charlie McCreevy: medal for bravery awarded for exceptional courage and resolve in the face of debilitating bubble-blindness. Photograph: AP Photo/ Thierry Charlier

'Dragon's Den' Enterprise Award Start-ups are springing up all over Leinster House as the SME sector experiences significant uplift on the poli(...)

‘Irish Times’ editor Kevin O’Sullivan, with former editors Geraldine Kennedy and Conor Brady at the launch ‘The Irish Times 150 Years of Influence’, in the National Library. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new history of The Irish Times has underlined its repeated ability to transform itself and remain relevant to a discerning audience, the editor of (...)

Brian Farrell presents televised coverage of the 1973 general election

Behind the dicky bow and the slightly stern face, spectacles sitting under a furrowed brow, the Brian Farrell remembered by friends and colleagues fol(...)