Eilish Hardiman, CEO of the Children’s Hospital Group, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, Jace O’Rourke (2-and-a-half-months-old) and John Pollock of the  National Paediatric Hospital Development Board  celebrate  the granting of permission for the new children’s hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

1993: A single tertiary paediatric hospital based in Dublin is proposed by the faculty of paediatrics at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. (...)

Fr John Gallagher began canon law proceedings last summer.

The Catholic diocese of Palm Beach in Florida was not informed that a priest convicted there last year on charges related to child abuse had a similar(...)

Fr John Gallagher (48), who is from Strabane, Co Tyrone,  has been ministering in Florida since 2000.

An Irish Catholic priest has been singled out for praise in a letter sent to the Vatican by US police officers who investigated a clerical child abuse(...)

Fr John Gallagher said contact with the Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin about the case had been unsatisfactory. Photograph: Collins

An Irish priest who has been serving in Florida since 2000 claims he has been ostracised by the church for reporting abuse-related activities of a fel(...)

‘Head of a Bearded Man’, by Sir Peter Paul Rubens.

Businessman Denis O’Brien has spent more than €2 million on on a Rubens painting from Russborough House in Co Wicklow, which will be donated to the St(...)

1993: A single tertiary paediatric hospital based in Dublin is proposed by the faculty of paediatrics at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. I(...)

Paul McNamara (left), chief executive, and John Gallagher, chairman, at the IFG Group annual general meeting in Ballsbridge, Dublin on Tuesday. The group said it is targeting “meaningful profitability” in 2015. (Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times)

Pensions and financial advice specialist IFG said on Tuesday that both revenues and profits advanced in the first three months of its financial year (...)

Geraldine and Ger O’Sullivan’s  wedding took place in Killorglin Church on November 8th, 2014. Photograph: Eve Mazurek Photography

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories .We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabulous weddin(...)

John Collison, co-founder of Stripe, speaking    during the  Web Summit at the RDS in  November. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

For the first time since the financial crash, it was harder this year to pick the losers than the winners. As well-known businesses toppled and entrep(...)

Cracking in a house caused by the use of pyrite. Photograph: Frank Miller

A building company has failed to back up its “most serious” claims of deceit in relation to being supplied with allegedly defective infill product con(...)