Scientologists Zabrina Collins and Michael O’Donnell have won High Court orders restraining former Scientologists Peter Griffiths and John McGhee from harassing, assaulting or intimidating them. File photograph: Reuters

A judge has warned warring members and former members of the Church of Scientology to “sit down and be reasonable” with each other if they want to avo(...)

Sign outside the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock Co. Dublin  showing discounted beer prices including Heineken. The UK pub chain has resolved its row with the Dutch drinks group but Heineken is still of the menu in Ireland. (Photograph:Frank Miller /The Irish Times)

UK pub group JD Wetherspoon has resolved its row with Heineken International, and the Dutch brewing company’s products are to be put back on the menu (...)

A still from a video by Bryan O’Brien showing  John Smyth speaking about his experience of being homeless in Dublin. 2:50

John Smyth was once a man with three trades. Now he is on the streets, one of 160 people sleeping rough every night in Dublin city centre. Mr Smyth (3(...)

Irish Roots

I saw my first Protestant at the age of 10, when he joined fifth class in St Paul’s National School in Castlerea. After ascertaining that he wasn’t tr(...)

Former British prime minister Gordon Brown: “We are not being asked to decide if Scotland is a nation – it will still be a nation on September 19th.” Photograph: Reuters/Russell Cheyne

Gordon Brown’s latest book, My Scotland, Our Britain: a Future Worth Sharing, was piled high at the back of the hall in Coatbridge High School ready f(...)

Aintree’s search for a new sponsor for the Grand National is over with the news that Crabbies has signed a three-year deal. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Aintree’s search for a new sponsor for the Grand National is over with the news that Crabbies has signed a three-year deal which will see the race se(...)

Auroras Encore and Ryan Mania (left) jump into the lead at the final fence on the way to winning the  Grand National. Photograph:   John Giles/PA

Sue Smith became only the third woman in history to train the winner of the John Smith’s Grand National when 66-1 outsider Auroras Encore claim(...)