Glen Hansard who appeared in court today charged with speeding.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Oscar winning singer-songwriter Glen Hansard has been fined €150 after he was caught speeding in Dublin.Hansard (44) of long-running Dublin band The F(...)

(From left to right) Frances, daughter of Jeremiah Hennessy snr (seated), his second wife Mary Josephine, and son Jeremiah jnr, who was involved in the Howth gunrunning.

As both an Irish Volunteer and the son of an officer in the British navy, Jeremiah Hennessy may never have suspected his involvement in the Howth gunr(...)

 Margaretta D’Arcy upon her release from  Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, earlier this year.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Elderly artist and anti-war activist Margaretta D’Arcy described conditions of her incarceration as “inhumane” upon her release from Limerick prison t(...)

Air Corps aircraft perform a fly-past during the National Day of Commemoration ceremony at Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There was a special emphasis on Irish people who died in the first World War during the National Day of Commemoration ceremony at the Royal Hospital (...)

President Michael D Higgins has laid a wreath for Ireland’s war dead during an interfaith service of commemoration in  Dublin today.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has laid a wreath for Ireland’s war dead during an interfaith service of commemoration in Dublin.The Last Post was sounded(...)

A man injured during protests against Shell’s inland gas refinery at  Bellanaboy, Co Mayo, in November 2006 is removed by ambulance. Photograph: Eric Luke.

The Queen’s University Belfast academic who exposed the South Yorkshire police handling of the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster has suppor(...)

Marchers take part in the annual Rossnowlagh Orange parade in Co Donegal on Saturday. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.

The Orange Order has publicly invited President Michael D Higgins to take part in the organisation’s only annual parade in the Republic.Grand Master(...)

Former UN assistant secretary general Denis Halliday and journalist Gemma O’Doherty at the “Airing Erris”  seminar in Co Mayo yesterday. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Former UN assistant secretary- general Denis Halliday has proposed establishing a citizens’ commission to investigate the Garda Síochána under the aeg(...)

Lucinda Creighton: As she sees it, the job of European commissioner should not be “a matter of patronage or rewarding those leaving the Oireachtas or Cabinet”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Lucinda is annoying Enda again. Not that the Independent TD for Dublin South East is bothered. She vowed in the Dáil on Thursday to keep up the pre(...)

Louise Phelan, president of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, and Mark Redmond, chief executive,  at the chamber’s annual Independence Day lunch in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Louise Phelan, president of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland and head of Paypal in Ireland, has predicted that the sixth round of EU-US trade (...)