Full list of candidates A battle is looming in the Wee County where sitting councillor Michael O’Dowd and his nephew Garrett jockey for positio(...)

New York mayor Bill de Blasio greets John  Ahern, grand marshal of the 2014 New York St Patrick’s Day Parade, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

He wants to close schools for the Chinese New Year, has pledged fealty to an Israeli political group, sprinkles Spanish and Italian phrases int(...)

John Fitzpatrick:  Organised with Denis O’Brien the dinner  for Bill Clinton at Shanahan’s on  St Stephen’s Green. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Former US president Bill Clinton shared his thoughts on the crisis in Ukra(...)

John McColgan launching WorldIrish.com during the Global Irish Economic Forum at Dublin Castle in 2011

Shareholders in Riverdance promoter John McColgan’s social media venture, including Denis O’Brien and Dermot Desmond, are to “discuss their options” f(...)

Pat Kenny begins his Newstalk radio show yesterday. Photograph: Frank Miller

At 10am yesterday morning, two very different sounds were broadcast from the radio studios at Newstalk and RTÉ. From Newstalk, it was the splash of a (...)

Irishcentral.com founder Niall O’Dowd. The website is to merge with John McColgan’s WorldIrish site. Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The two largest Irish diaspora sites - Irishcentral. com and WorldIrish.com - have announced a decision to merge. The new entity which will be known a(...)

Niall O’Dowd said there “are many outstanding opportunities” to expand the “Irish” brand in print and on online, along with developing social media networks on the back of such brands. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish Post newspaper, which was saved from liquidation nearly two years ago, has bought a shareholding in the Irish Voice newspaper and Irish Amer(...)

David Drumm: he says he’s sorry. But for what, exactly? Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

We’d all probably blush if our telephone conversations were played back to us. You could almost feel the heat from David Drumm’s cheeks on this side o(...)

“I accept that the tone and language used in the tapes is inappropriate and I fully understand why the excerpts published have offended many people,” former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has told US-based journalist Niall O’Dowd in a piece on the publisher’s Irish Central website. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has apologised for using inappropriate language before the failing institution received a massive (...)

The American press saw the Obamas’ Irish experience as rather stale.

Most Irish commentators celebrated the short – but apparently sweet – trip by US First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Malia and Sasha. But the (...)