The use of Fás’s credit card to pay over $900 for a three-ball golf match at Orlando Florida Grand Cypress Resort Golf was defended as “developing relationships”. Photograph: Getty Images

If there was a moment which crystallised public outrage over State officials’ sense of entitlement and disregard for taxpayers’ money, it came on the (...)

Pope Francis leaves  the second morning session of the Synod of Bishops on the Family at the Vatican. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

The Synod of Bishops on the Family in Rome has yet to decide whether Communion for divorced and remarried couples is a matter of doctrine or disciplin(...)

Residents at the Longboat Quay apartment complex in Dublin’s docklands, have complained of a lack of communication and clarity regarding the future of their homes. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A man renting an apartment in the Longboat Quay development in Dublin has said he dodged a bullet when his attempt to buy the property earlier this ye(...)

Darragh O’Shea: ‘Over the years I have often felt homesick and very alone. What started as a lump in the back of my throat soon developed into a dull ache.’

I have not strayed far. I live on a gentrified street in west London, the type of place where Porches are parked straight and dog mess is put in a bag(...)

 Queen Elizabeth II  is now the longest-reigning monarch in British history, overtaking her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria’s record by one day. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

There are several royal queens around the world, but it’s Elizabeth II who truly owns the definitive article here and at home as in: “The Queen”. N(...)

‘I hate the constant driving, hours on the M6 stuck in traffic, long working hours, and the fact that you can’t call a rasher a rasher.’

I woke up this morning with a severe bout of homesickness. This is a recurring theme for me over the past four and a half years. On 26th Februa(...)

Derek Hill painting a portrait of playwright and songwriter Sir Noël Coward

Derek Hill may not be a household name but he is one of a select few Englishmen granted honorary Irish citizenship. President Mary McAleese conferred (...)

Serena Williams beating her sister Venus at Wimbledon on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

The Irish Times produced a Women’s Power List recently because, first, we’re worth it and, second, the BBC’s Women’s Hour radio programme had done (...)

Have you heard who is on The Irish Times Women’s Power List?

All of the women on the BBC programme’s list, which was released this week, “have an exceptionally large impact on our lives, not just because of t(...)

Orange heritage: the museum’s replica lodge room. Photograph: Graham Curry

The new Museum of Orange Heritage began causing controversy before its doors even opened to the public. A billboard for the interpretive centre, wh(...)