A 1998 photograph of the coffin bearing the remains of Ronan Mac Lochlainn leaving the funeral home in Finglas village. Picture: Matt Kavanagh.

A detective who shot dead a member of Real IRA during a foiled cash-in-transit raid in Wicklow was “in fear of my life”, the MacLochlainn commission h(...)

Clifford Whitehouse (39), of Knockbrack Downs, Drogheda, Co Louth, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to violent disorder at Chapel Street, Balbriggan, Co Dublin,  on November 11th, 2013. File photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A father of four has been jailed for four months for his role in a violent incident outside a Balbriggan school while many people were dropping off th(...)

Love lost: with nearly one in 10 marriages here ending in separation or divorce, Ireland has the lowest rate of divorce in Europe and the third lowest in the world, after Mexico and Chile. Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

It’s 20 years since Ireland voted for divorce. An Irish Times series, Divorced Ireland, explores the effects of that vote on Irish life, then and s(...)

Leo Varadkar has been the best at using the public appointments system. Photograph: Collins

Last year the Department of Arts and Heritage placed public advertisements inviting responses from people who thought themselves suitable to be member(...)

Brendan Howlin, who announced a new policy of filling board vacancies, speaking outside Government Buildings yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

Ministers will have to choose all State board appointments from a shortlist provided to them by the public appointments service under new measures agr(...)

Peter Connor and John Farrelly, founders of Bullet

Setting up a business comes at a price, with everything from a feasibility study to product development, to marketing and staff costing money. On top (...)