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(...)

Galway’s Jack Coyne gets away from Kilkenny’s Conor Doheny during the All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-26 Galway 2-20 (AET. Full-time: 0-18 to 1-15) Three times these stubborn Galway teenagers, jolted to life by the threat of what seemed the(...)

Lovers: Timmy Creed as Joe and Mary-Lou McCarthy as Margaret. Photograph: Miki Barlok

Lovers ***   The subtitle of Brian Friel’s Lovers designates its two acts as Winners and Losers. The thrust of the work suggests t(...)

Paul Sharry returns at wing forward for Westmeath. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster SFC first round Louth v Westmeath, Drogheda, Sunday, 3.30pm Westmeath go into this as desperately uneasy favourites, apparently (...)