Dr James Mehaffey (l), retired Church of Ireland  Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, and  Dr Edward Daly (c), retired Catholic Bishop of Derry, with mayor of Derry Brenda Stevenson. The former bishops were conferred with the freedom of the city. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/PA Wire

Two of Derry’s retired bishops were conferred with the freedom of the city by mayor Brenda Stevenson, in the last official administrative act carried (...)

Marsha Mehran lived a reclusive life, an inquest heard

A coroner in Co Mayo has recorded an open verdict at an inquest into the death of an Iranian novelist at a rented apartment in Co Mayo.Marsha Mehran ((...)

Newpark Comprehensive in Blackrock, Co Dublin, one of 70 major school building projects, but it has not been built to a generic design. Photograph: Eric Luke 2:13

It’s arguably the biggest challenge facing primary and secondary education, and it’s likely to be felt long after the current furore over the new juni(...)

Recipients of National Bravery Awards (from left):  Reserve Garda Stephen Corrigan, Garda John Boyle, Garda Mark Irwin and Garda Alan Gallagher,  in recognition of outstanding acts of bravery, at a ceremony  yesterday in Farmleigh House, Dublin.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 2:16

It was a day to remember split-second decisions that forever changed people’s lives. Garda Mark Irwin remembered the moments “like a scene from a mov(...)

Jockey Barry Geraghty on Shutthefrontdoor, the winner of this year’s Irish Grand National, which is sponsored by Boylesports. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Boylesports will sponsor RTÉ’s horse racing coverage in “a seven-figure investment” by the group. The bookmaker already sponsors major Irish racing ev(...)

John Boyle opened his first shop on Market Hill in Co Armagh, which had a population of 2,000, in 1982 with a £6,000 loan from his father. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Bookmakers have to wait a day longer than everybody else for Christmas. However, it is often worth the wait. On St Stephen’s Day there were three race(...)

Boylesports  has bought smaller rival Tom Flood Bookmakers Ltd, taking the number of outlets in its chain to 192

Bookmaker Boylesports is investing €3 million in the purchase and fit-out of a seven-shop chain with outlets in Dublin, Meath and Wicklow.The group, t(...)

With the Galway Races happening this week, the betting industry is all a flutter as – for a few days at least – the country tries to forget we are br(...)

The Boylesports outlet in Stillorgan, Co Dublin. The group’s London office will be responsible for marketing Boylesports’ digital offering and directing its growth. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Bookmaker Boylesports has opened a London office to recruit staff needed to support the planned expansion of its digital business.The Dundalk-based gr(...)