Maura Healy-Rae will be co-opted to take the council seat of her father Danny, centre, and join her brother Johnny, left, on Kerry County Council. Photograph: Don MacMonagle.

Dozens of vacancies in local authorities created by the election of councillors to the 32nd Dáil are to be filled this week. The new councillors will(...)

California governor Jerry Brown, first lady Michelle Obama and former US president George W Bush, right at Nancy Reagan’s funeral in California. Photograph: Chris Carlson/AP Photo

US first lady Michelle Obama and representatives from nine former presidential families led a bipartisan gathering of politicians and celebrities in p(...)

Alison Reede and Neill Carroll pictured with their twin daughters Meghan (left) and Gemma aged 2. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

It is a dull Sunday morning in January and, in a hotel conference room in Dublin, men and women are filling their coffee cups and leaving their coats(...)

Prof John Kennedy, of the National Cancer Strategy: ‘Most oncologists feel we need a particular unit jointly run by paediatric oncologists and adult oncologists for adolescents and young adults.’ Kennedy says it would ideally be co-located on a site which had a children’s hospital and an adult hospital.

The chairman of the National Cancer Strategy, Prof John Kennedy, says a specific unit to treat adolescents and young adults with cancer “would fit pe(...)

 Jackie Kennedy’s silk maternity dress,   worn  in 1960 while she was pregnant with John Kennedy jnr

A silk “maternity dress” worn by Jackie Kennedy in 1960 has turned up in an auction of historical memorabilia in Dublin and is expected to sell for up(...)

Irish nationals now make up one in six of all foreign nationals sitting on British boards. Photograph: Getty Images

The recent article by Mark Hennessy reporting the fact that there are nearly 30,000 Irish citizens serving on the boards of British companies is a wel(...)

Some 300 rugby players joined D Company of the 7th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

An exhibition to remember 39 players from Lansdowne rugby club who did not return from fighting in the the first World War will open this evening. The(...)

Richard Mockler:  disqualified as a director  for five years.

Just nine directors in Ireland were disqualified last year. On Thursday Richard Mockler and his wife and fellow director Janette joined this year’s el(...)

Richard Mockler: said a Criminal Assets Bureau raid dealt “fatal blows” to firm

Richard Mockler, a Bentley and Porsche car dealer in west Dublin, has been disqualified as a company director for five years and been ordered by the H(...)

Footage of John F Kennedy’s assassination in 1963 would become the most famous home-movie in history. Photograph: AP Photo

In November 1963, Abraham Zapruder, a Dallas clothing manufacturer, took his top-of-the-line Bell & Howell Zoomatic camera to the Dealey Plaza and(...)