Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: ‘Enactment of this Bill will be a key step to enabling Ireland to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.’ Photograph: David Sleator

Adults with diminished mental capacity will no longer be made wards of court, under revised legislation approved by the Government yesterday. (...)

Former chief executive of Unilever Niall FitzGerald said the business school needs to refine its policy for the next five to 10 years. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

UCD could be facing a substantial reduction in its income over coming years as its school of business considers cutting the multimillion annual divide(...)

A burglar who stole a safe containing €190,000 worth of jewellery which he sold “as scrap” for €500 worth of heroin has been jailed for four years

A burglar who stole a safe containing €190,000 worth of jewellery which he sold “as scrap” for €500 worth of heroin has been jailed for four years.Ger(...)

Former taoiseach Garret FitzGerald and his wife, Joan. She approved the menu for the State dinner. Photograph: Jack McManus

Guests at the 1984 State banquet in Dublin in honour of US president Ronald Reagan were treated to roast beef and turtle soup, but only the to(...)

The High Court ruled a man who has been living in a run-down house near Galway city centre is not entitled to claim squatters’ rights.

A man who has lived all his life in a run-down house near Galway city centre is not entitled to claim squatters’ rights over the property, the High Co(...)

Niall FitzGerald was chief executive and chairman of Unilever from 1996 to 2004

Former Unilever chief executive Niall FitzGerald has become the new chairman of the UCD Michael Smurfit graduate business school advisory board. (...)

Golfers Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell: A court has ruled that McIlroy must be given access to McDowell’s documents. Photograph Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy can see documents concerning fellow golfer Graeme McDowell’s involvement with a sports representation agency, a High Court judge has rul(...)

A nun hands out ‘Yes’ leaflets at the polling station on Basin Lane, Dublin, on polling day, September 7th, 1983. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

A leading figure in the Pro-Life Amendment Campaign (PLAC) told the government in secret talks in 1983 that it was willing to drop its demand tha(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive  David Drumm: can be heard laughing as his colleague sings Deutschland Uber Alles. Photograph: Josh Reynolds/The Irish Times

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm made light of the institution “abusing” the bank guarantee and warned an executive at the bank not(...)

File picture of the HQ of the former Anglo Irish Bank, on Dublin’s  Stephen’s Green. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

John Bowe, the former Anglo Irish Bank executive, has said he deeply regrets the language and tone he used in internal telephone calls recorded in the(...)