Mitchell Reiss: removing the major weapons was “a very important political symbol that the war was over”

A former US envoy to the Northern Ireland peace process, Mitchell Reiss, said he never expected IRA decommissioning to eliminate every last weapon but(...)

Kevin O’ Malley, US ambassador to Ireland, and his wife Dena, with former tánaiste Michael McDowell SC and Dr Joe Mulholland, director of the Patrick MacGill Summer School at the opening in Glenties, Co Donegal on Sunday night

Former tánaiste Michael McDowell has called for urgent “now-or-never” change before the general election that would see the next ceann comhairle elect(...)

Retired Supreme Court justice Catherine McGuinness with community garda Kerrie Sullivan at Pearse Street station, Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said the force is examining the circumstances in which uniformed members were in a voter registration drive for (...)

A uniformed member and a retired judge were both photographed with an enlarged voter registration form outside Pearse Street Garda station. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances in which a member of the force participated in a photocall organised by the Yes Equality campaign. A unifor(...)

Retired Supreme Court justice  Catherine McGuinness with community garda Kerrie Sullivan at Pearse Street station, Dublin. Photograph: Paul Sharp/SHARPPIX

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances in which a member of the force participated in a photocall organised by the Yes Equality campaign. A unifor(...)

It is illegal under Irish law for Microsoft to hand over information stored in Ireland to the US government without an Irish judge’s approval, former minister for justice Michael McDowell has warned

It is illegal under Irish law for Microsoft to hand over information stored in Ireland to the US government without an Irish judge’s approval, former (...)

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(...)

Nama claims Mr Crosbie failed to disclose substantial assets to the agency and paid his wife €1.4 million just prior to it taking over his loans in 2010

Businessman Harry Crosbie has accused the National Assets Management Agency (Nama) of trying to “bully” and “bulldoze” him and will ask the courts nex(...)

Colfer Rory  McIlroy is challenging the validity and enforceability of representation agreements involving allegedly “unreasonable” fee rates and commissions. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Golfer Rory McIlroy has claimed he got “markedly inferior” terms to those of fellow golfer Graeme McDowell under disputed representation agreements, d(...)

The Convention on the Constitution has voted to afford greater constitutional protection to economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights. I(...)