Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, officially opened the new Ardmore Lodge nursing home. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A nursing home is set to create more than 140 jobs in north-west Dublin. Ardmore Lodge will initially care for 89 residents, with plans for an exten(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin talks  to butcher Ben Flynn while canvassing with local candidate Mary Butler in Waterford.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Don’t talk to Micheál Martin about polls. The man has no time for them. No time whatsoever. This isn’t a new thing for the leader of Fianna Fáil. He c(...)

 Eugene Reavey at  the graves of his murdered brothers graves in south Armagh.  Photograph: Justin Kernoghan/Photopress

When Sarah Reavey was in her first year at Our Lady’s Grammar School in Newry, Co Down, in 1999, her English teacher asked her class to write a poem. (...)

General Electric: firm is “going fast” with its plans to sell most of its financial services operation. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

General Electric of the United States is “going fast” with its plans to sell most of its financial services operations and is on target to achieve the(...)

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell, arriving back to Gorse Hill in Killiney after a High Court Hearing into an application for a trespass order was adjourned. John Martin from the ‘New Land League’ (right) opened the gates. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dublin solicitor Brian O’Donnell arrived back at the Killiney property on Thursday night – and into a situation where a member of the Land League got (...)

John Martin of the New Land League, pictured on the property of Gorse Hill, the Killiney mansion at the centre of the O’Donnell eviction dispute. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A member of the New Land League blockading the O’Donnell family house in Killiney has threatened to take an action against broadcaster Vincent Browne (...)

Representatives of the bank receiver posting documents on the order of the court on the gate of  the O’Donnell family home, Gorse Hill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Notices warning property developer Brian O’Donnell and his wife Mary Patricia not to interfere with a receiver’s attempts to take possession of the(...)

A trespass notice being served on the home of the O’Donnell family in Killiney on Tuesday evening. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The High Court has dismissed an application for an injunction by the O’Donnell family to halt the repossession of their home in Killiney. The receiver(...)

The Ardmore Hotel at Finglas Road in Dublin 11

The 93-bedroom Ardmore Hotel at Finglas Road in Dublin 11 is to be converted into a nursing home after being sold for around €5 million. The hotel was(...)

Michéal Martin’s father Paddy in an Irish Army uniform

Micheál Martin’s spidery writing is all over the printout of an email sent to him by his cousin outlining his family connections. Like many extended I(...)