John Teeling was issued with 9.7 million new shares to bring his stake to more than 15 per cent. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Botswana Diamonds, the Africa-focused minerals explorer chaired by veteran investor John Teeling, has issued 15 million new shares to Mr Teeling and t(...)

Wind energy: In Ireland, windfarms are currently heavily subsidised. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Just as chairman John Horgan began speaking last Monday at the official launch of Bord na Mona’s new €115 million Mount Lucas windfarm, a gale whipped(...)

Cunard liner the RMS Lusitania. File photograph: PA Wire

A series of events is being organised in Co Cork over coming months to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania on May 7th, 1(...)

Peter Feeney will replace retiring Press Ombudsman John Horgan in September. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Peter Feeney has been appointed the new Press Ombudsman and will replace Prof John Horgan when he retires in September.Mr Feeney has been a member of (...)

The fragmentation of media is putting a “huge premium” on quality journalism and best professional practice, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said,Speaking at(...)

Press Ombudsman John Horgan announced on Friday that he will retire on September 1st. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Press Ombudsman Prof John Horgan announced yesterday that he will retire on September 1st. He has held the position since it was created, along(...)

The Press Council of Ireland decision to accept the journal.ie as a member augurs well for the future of digital news providers in that it may lead(...)

Local hero: Seán Quinn at his cement plant in Derrylin, Co Fermanagh, in 1991. Photograph: Jack McManus/The Irish Times
1987: Quinn begins
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I set off from Derrylin to walk to Ballyconnell. The rain came down in torrents. The road was narrow, and passing cars splashed water all over me. Som(...)

Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney who died today aged 74. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the death of Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney today has brought a “great sorrow to Ireland” and only the poet himself could (...)

Family tragedy: Seán Lemass in 1964; the Coroner’s Register 1907-1916 from the National Archive; and the entry detailing the death of Herbert Lemass due to laceration of the brain caused by a bullet fired accidentally by his brother. The photograph of the burning Four Courts was taken in 1922 by 17-year-old Joe Rodgers, who lived across the River Liffey, on Essex Quay. Coroners Register photographs: Dara MacDónaill; Montage: Dearbhla Kelly/ Irish Times Premedia

Seán Lemass’s public record – involvement in 1916, the War of Independence, the Civil War, forsaking of the armed struggle in favour of electoral poli(...)