A file photos from 1998 showing a  colour party forming a guard of honour for the body of   Ronan MacLochlainn prior to his funeral. Photograph: The Irish Times

A retired detective inspector has described shooting at Real IRA member Rónán Mac Lochlainn after he pointed a handgun at the detective through the wi(...)

Imogen Stuart and Edna O’Brien: ‘Two amazing women’  being honoured ‘by their peers in the most fitting way possible for artists’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Three artists were today elected to become Saoithe in Aosdána in a ceremony presided over by President Michael D Higgins. Artist Imogen Stuart and wr(...)

The audits revealed discrepancies in the number of allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse made to two orders and those reported to gardaí. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

More than 300 allegations of abuse were made against 141 priests or brothers relating to the period between 1941 and 2003, resulting in eight convicti(...)

Analysis of election spending for the last general election and subsequent byelections shows successful TDs spent an average of €18,746 campaigning. Image: Paul Scott

As our politicians gear up for the general election, many will be considering how much their campaigns will cost. Analysis of election spending(...)

 Munster rugby player Denis Hurley with  NCBI shop manager Teresa O’Brien at the opening of the charity’s new shop in Cork.

The majority of registered charities have not yet engaged with the charity regulator, according to its chief executive. Úna Ní Dhubhghaill, chi(...)

Smoking in bed was highlighted as a particular risk. Photograph: Haydn West/PA

  A disproportionately high percentage of pensioners die in house fires in the State, according to a review of a decade of statistics on f(...)

‘Most of the money raised is spent within the US and the most important advantage Friends of Sinn Féin offers the party is in building a network of support that could influence US policy towards Ireland in the future.’  Above, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images

If you want to watch an Irish-American’s eyes glaze over, start telling them what a nefarious influence Sinn Féin represents in the Irish body politic(...)

 Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams listens from his table as he is introduced at a fundraiser in New York in 1999. Seated next to Adams is businessman Pat Donaghy, a major donor.

The drink flowed as diners chewed on filet mignon and enjoyed a rousing political speech in between traditional Irish songs performed by a band in on(...)

While not reaching boomtime peaks, sales of Mercedes and other luxury cars increased significantly last year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The luxury car market is by no means back to boomtime peaks, but it is on the rise again, and last year saw sales of high-end brands recover significa(...)

Crisis workers at an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone. The Government has pledged €780,000 to fund ambulances and burial teams in the country to help fight the virus. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/NYT

The Government has announced that it is to provide almost €780,000 to fund ambulance and burial teams in Sierra Leone, where the Ebola virus has claim(...)