A woman has launched a High Court challenge against a demand by  the Minister for Social Protection that she repay money. File Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A mother of two has launched a High Court challenge against what she claims is an unlawful demand by the Minister for Social Protection for the repaym(...)

The woman, named locally as Mary O’Brien, was rushed to James Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A 90-year-old woman remains in a critical condition at Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown following a fatal house fire in Stoneybatter on Sunday even(...)

Fitzgerald Nursery staff harvesting a crop of sweet potatoes grown under cover in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Pat Fitzgerald/Fitzgerald Nurseries

In the same way that I have a soft spot for eccentrics and oddballs of the human kind, so I’ve always been intrigued by the horticulturally strange(...)

‘Irish Times’ writers  John Wilson, Mary O’Brien, Martyn Turner, Miriam Lord and Peter Murtagh at the launch of their  new titles from Irish Times Books  in The Little Museum of Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Six books by Irish Times writers have been launched, including The Best of Miriam Lord, a selection of some of the finest columns and sketches from th(...)

Decades before Adele, there was Dusty. Indisputably the greatest white soul singer of all time, the woman who was born Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadett(...)

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte is  willing to consider  measures aimed at curbing accessibility of online pornography. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has said he would be willing to consider introducing measures aimed at curbing the accessibility of onl(...)