Angela Kerins (right), former Rehab Group chief: The PAC, her counsel said, had “acted beyond its remit”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Three large cardboard boxes filled with ring-binders were wheeled into court number nine of the High Court at 2pm yesterday. Through the handle of the(...)

An ad for AirBnB in a New York Subway station. Photograph: Andrew Renneisen/New York Times

Refund rigmarole over Airbnb cancellation In the middle of July, John Rogers booked a room in a B&B in Mullingar through Airbnb for the fo(...)

Niall Bruton celebrates as he wins the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden in 2002.

Where is he now? “Well, Niall, how are you?” he’s asked, as he shows me into the Directors’ Box at Old Trafford. “Well, Niall, hope you e(...)

The funeral of campaigner Christine Buckley yesterday at Church of St Therese, Mount Merrion, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Christine Buckley was “a woman of extraordinary courage,” said President Michael D Higgins yesterday. Speaking after her funeral at the Church of St T(...)

Seeking the State’s High Court costs against the TD today, Michael McDowell SC said he accepted the issues raised by Joan Collins TD (above) were important and, had she won, there would have been “huge consequences” for the State. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The State has urged the High Court to award substantial legal costs against United Left TD Joan Collins because she has decided to appeal against the (...)

Independent Senator Katherine Zappone said the group’s reform proposals could be achieved by way of legislation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Six principles to reform the Seanad will be put forward today by the group Democracy Matters, which successfully opposed its abolition in last year’s (...)

Aer Lingus and Ryanair had contrasting days. While Aer Lingus rose by 0.6 per cent to €1.409, Ryanair closed down 2.3 per cent at €6.60 on profit taking. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks posted a gain in the first full week of 2014, as data showed US and German unemployment fell and that Ireland returned to the bond mar(...)

 Richard Bruton, Enda Kenny and  Alan Shatter with Fine Gael’s ‘giant prop’. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Enda was going to be at the bandstand in St Stephen’s Green with “a giant prop”.Oh, Fine Gael. With these photo opportunities, you really are spoiling(...)

Abolishing the Seanad would make it more difficult to achieve a united Ireland, former attorney general John Rogers has said. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Abolishing the Seanad would make it more difficult to achieve a united Ireland, former attorney general John Rogers has said. Intervening in the refer(...)

A full programme for the Galway Theatre Festival is on galwaytheatrefestival.com, and tickets can be booked through the Town Hall Theatre box office, Galway, at (091) 569777.

Mobile digital theatre using smartphone technology and a 24-hour challenge to write a play are highlights of this year’s Galway Theatre Festival, whic(...)