Fisherman John O’Brien speaks at the European Parliament. Photograph: Loic Jourdain

This article is part of The Irish Times Meet the Voters series, profiling ten sample voters in a bid to track the impact of the 2016 General Election(...)

The cockpit wreckage of Flight MH17: on December 15th, Putin signed a  law allowing the Constitutional Court in Moscow to overrule  decisions of international courts where they contradict the principle of supremacy of the Russian constitution. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

With the findings of the criminal investigation into the Flight MH17 disaster due in mid-year, it’s instructive to see Russia’s president Vladimir Put(...)

“The prevailing paradigm is that foreign policing expertise is good and domestic is mildly toxic. We really should get over this inferiority complex.” Photograph: Frank Miller

The independent Policing Authority, which will oversee the performance of An Garda Síochána, came into operation on January 1st. The Garda Síochána (...)

Fluctuat Nec Mergitur: Paris’s motto – Latin for Tossed But Not Sunk – on the Eiffel Tower. Photograph: Reuters

In a week that has belonged to the events of Paris, there is often guilt in a radio presenter’s voice when a programme shifts to a lesser item. This m(...)

The Policing Authority Bill, at present before the Dáil, deals with the reform of structures within the Garda Síochána and redefines its relationship (...)

The State funeral this week of Garda Anthony (Tony) Golden, Blackrock, Co Louth. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Policing by its nature takes place on the fault lines of society. It is adversarial in character, and paradoxically it can be incredibly satisfying to(...)

 Svetlana Alexievich the 2015 Nobel literature winner, waves  after a news conference in Minsk, Belarus, yesterday.  The judges described her work “a monument to suffering and courage.” Photograph: Sergei Grits/AP Photo

It takes courage to see the truth; it takes even more to confront it, describe it and present it against the odds. This year’s Nobel Prize for Literat(...)

Fishermen at the pier on Inishbofin Co Donegal. Photograph: Loïc Jourdain

“I’m not going to sell out my children’s rights, though I could do with the money - small enough as it is. At least I can sleep at night...” When Done(...)

Friends and family carry the remains Seamus Wright to his funeral Mass in St Agnes’  Church  in Belfast on Tuesday. The inset is a picture of Seamus Wright which was placed on his coffin. Photograph: Reuters

The funeral Mass of Seamus Wright, one of the ‘Disappeared’ killed by the IRA in October 1972, was told on Tuesday it had taken a very long time to(...)

S3 Group has more than 100 customers across 28 countries including Sky, Time Warner Cable, BT and UPC Cablecom

Consulting group Accenture is to acquire S3 TV Technology, a business unit of Dublin-headquartered Silicon Software Systems (S3) for an undisclosed su(...)