Séamus Daly (44) is accused of murdering 29 people in the Omagh bombing. Photograph: The Irish Times

Lawyers for a bricklayer accused of murdering 29 people in the Omagh bombing have been given a month to decide whether to cross-examine witnesses in a(...)

‘On Tuesday when the Taoiseach began to tell the Dáil that he has “been a supporter for a very long time of the idea that Dáil questions should be answered as fully and as completely as possible” the Opposition laughed in his face.’ Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

In January 1992, Mr Justice Liam Hamilton, while chairing the long and expensive beef tribunal felt compelled to make the following observation: “If t(...)

Prince Charles on the Burren shakes hands with local farmer Oliver Nagle with his father Pat (right) during his visit to the locality. Photograph: Getty Images

Some 24 hours after the historic handshake and private meeting with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, Britain’s Prince Charles is due to visit Mullaghmore(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall leave Westminster Abbey after attending a thanksgiving service on Sunday. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Security checks have been carried out on a fishing village in the west in preparation for visit by British royalty.Gardaí have spent recent weeks chec(...)

Theresa Villiers: plans to apply to have a closed material procedure form part of her case against a challenge to her refusal to hold a public inquiry into bombings. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

ALAN ERWIN The British government is to seek to have some intelligence gathered on the Omagh bombing assessed in private, the Belfast High Court has (...)

Michael Gallagher, the father of a young man killed in the Omagh bombing , has  won the legal right to challenge the government’s refusal to hold a public inquiry into the atrocity. File photograph: Eric Luke

The father of a young man killed in the Omagh bombing today won the legal right to challenge the British government’s refusal to hold a public inquiry(...)

Police and firefighters at the scene in the aftermath of the 1998 Omagh Bombing, which killed 29 people. File Photograph: PA Photo.

A range of intelligence material could have been drawn together before the Omagh bombing in a bid to stop the killers in their tracks, the High Court (...)

Mayo players, with Liam Horan and his backroom staff in the background, before the All-Ireland football final in 2012, which they lost to Donegal by 2-11 to 0-13. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

KD: You managed Ballintubber to the Mayo intermediate championship before the senior final in 2007. Do you remember that day?JH: Yeah. Against Kiltima(...)

Unconventional forecasters, including Donegal postman Michael Gallagher, preduct a hot summer for Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

We’re in for another summer of scorching weather, if animals, nature and the moon are to be believed. Famed alternative weather forecaster Ken (...)

Mayo manager James Horan: “If you think about this team over the last three years our defending has been one of our corner-stones of our performances.” Photograph: Inpho

Mayo manager James Horan has conceded that his team needs to refocus on defence. Speaking to Michael Gallagher in the Western People after the recent(...)