“It is clear to me that the GalaCoral and Playtech shareholders are the big winners here with Ladbrokes shareholders once again paying the price of management ineptitude,” Dermot Desmond said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dermot Desmond will challenge Ladbrokes’s and Coral’s agreement to pay their partner Playtech €106 million, in a bid to have the pair’s €3.3 billion (...)

Attorney General Máire Whelan: The Fennelly report raised very serious questions about her judgment. She gave seriously inconsistent evidence to the inquiry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Attorney General is one of the most powerful and influential people in the State. She is also one of the least accountable. If she screws up, she (...)

The Law Library in the Four Courts, Dublin: the crossover between law and literature is age-old. Charles Dickens, Henry Fielding, Erle Stanley Gardner and Franz Kafka all studied or practiced law, to varying degrees of success, before establishing themselves as writers

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” This harsh sentencing from Shakespeare in Henry VI is one of many references to the legal profess(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan with Christy Doherty of FBD and the first prize Belgian Blue Heifer at the Tullamore Show at the official launch of the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois. Photograph: Jeff Harvey

Poor Charlie Flanagan. As a Minister he must be fairly used to posing for photographs of varying degrees of ridiculousness but everywhere he turned at(...)

Georgie Fame, John Minihan and Van Morrison outside Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Soho London 1994

PAUL BRADY The first time I met Van Morrison was the summer of 1980. We shared an agent at the time, Paul Charles at the Asgard agency, and I h(...)

Ray D’Arcy is taking over the Saturday night slot

Bob Geldof on WB Yeats, David McWilliams on Ireland’s wealth gap and Joe Duffy reminiscing about Liveline’s “most memorable stories” will all featu(...)

Sue Rynhart performing, with Dan Bodwell on double bass. Photograph: Aine O’Meara via Sue Rynhart

Music Month continues as Róisín meets Sue Rynhart, a young singer-songwriter with an ethereal voice. Her debut album Crosssings has received praise f(...)

Emergence of new documents have  cast doubt over whether the  remains of Poet WB Yeats are buried in Co Sligo. Photograph: Getty

Students arriving for the Yeats International Summer School in Sligo this weekend will continue to visit the poet’s grave in Drumcliffe, according to (...)

17 Ailesbury Road, Ballsbridge: being upgraded by Green REIT managing director Pat Gunne

Property-derived wealth may have become a taboo subject in recent years, however with the economy and property market improving, property millionai(...)

Yes Equality Roscommon said it ‘watched in envy as well-known politicians in almost every other area in the country got publicly and deeply involved in the campaigns in their areas’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Yes Equality Roscommon campaign has blamed local politicians for the No vote in the county. Roscommon-South Leitrim was the only constituency in t(...)