Former  IFA president Eddie Downey. File Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The deputy president of the Irish Farmers’ Association and an official centrally involved in exposing issues over pay and pensions at the organisation(...)

Thomas “Slab” Murphy arriving at the Special Criminal Court: the court was “satisfied beyond reasonable doubt” Murphy was guilty on all of the indictment’s counts. Photograph: Collins Courts

On the 13th day of the trial for tax evasion of Thomas “Slab” Murphy, his defence counsel, John Kearney QC, apologised to the court. “You didn’t wande(...)

Economist Colm McCarthy takes issue with the proposed “gap funding model”, which is likely to mean the State subsidises the cost of a high-speed broadband network for rural Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government’s National Broadband Plan has the potential to erode competition in the sector resulting in higher prices and poorer services for consu(...)

Alan McCarthy says that historians often tend to look at newspapers as simply “historical sources” rather than “the historical forces that they were”.

Cork became a hotbed of activity during the revolutionary period from 1912 to 1923 because of the role played by unionist and nationalist newspapers i(...)

The court heard an allegation of imprisonment of a summons server.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The operator of a fuel distributor has undertaken to provide books and records to a receiver who has taken over the business arising from a debt to a (...)

Dealz, which opened its first store in Ireland in late 2011, said it has invested over €20 million into the Irish economy since then

UK-listed retailer Poundland is now planning to open 100 Dealz discount shops in the Republic, having originally set a target for this market of 70 s(...)

  Stephen Donnelly,  Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall at the launch of the  Social Democrats. File  photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Social Democrats today have confirmed that a former Fianna Fáil activist is to run for the party in Cork East in the next general election. (...)

House majority leader Kevin McCarthy and his wife Judy walk out of the caucus room after he announced  he will not be a candidate for Speaker of the House. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Chaos descended on the US Capitol yesterday after Republican Kevin McCarthy, in a shock move, withdrew his name in the race to become the next Speaker(...)

A second councillor has resigned from Sinn Féin in the Cork East constituency as an internal row coninues in the party. Cllr June Murphy from Fermoy confirmed on Friday she was quitting the party.

A second councillor has resigned from Sinn Féin in the Cork East constituency as an internal row coninues in the party. Fermoy based June Murphy on Fr(...)

Liam Lambert in the fire-damaged area of the Lambert Puppet Theatre with Judge of ‘Wanderley Wagon’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with arson after a fire gutted the Lambert Puppet Theatre – home to the characters of children’s television prog(...)