Prince Charles on the Burren shakes hands with local farmer Oliver Nagle with his father Pat (right) during his visit to the locality. Photograph: Getty Images

Some 24 hours after the historic handshake and private meeting with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, Britain’s Prince Charles is due to visit Mullaghmore(...)

Michael McElligott photographed at Guild House, IFSC Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Like many senior executives, Michael McElligott strives for the perfect work-life balance, and it has taken him out of his comfort zone recently.“I’ve(...)

Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, one of the eight hotels in Ireland up for sale as part of Nama’s  ongoing wind-down of loans and assets.

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) is planning to put another eight hotels in Ireland up for sale as part of its ongoing wind-down of loans (...)

Paul Connolly is chairman of Unicef Ireland and acts as a senior adviser to Credit Suisse

Private equity firm Brehon Capital Partners has announced that Paul Connolly has joined the company’s board as non-executive chairman. Mr Connolly is (...)

Smoke rises in the northern Gaza Strip after an Israeli air strike today. Irish doctors and medical staff protested outside the Dail today, accusing Israel of breaching international law following several attacks on Palestinian medical facilities. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

Members of the Irish medical community have staged a protest against what it calls the illegal Israeli breach of medical neutrality in Gaza through th(...)

In ID, our assumptions are challenged and the cast imparts a series of self-definitions, mainly comic, but often pointed
Review: ID

ID Blue Teapot Theatre, Galway ***   With 2012’s Sanctuary, restaged at last year’s Galway Arts Festival, Blue Teapot Theatr(...)

In 2007 my friend Paul Clancy connected with me on Facebook. In the “how we know each other” section he wrote: “Shared a rich fantasy life for many(...)

 Martin Naughton:  did the honours for Ireland Day. Photograph: Alan Betson

Business & Finance publisher Ian Hyland got luckier with his timing this year(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien is the biggest INM shareholder, with a 29.9 per cent stake. Photograph: David Sleator

With distance comes a certain clarity and this seems to hold true on the vexed subject of who controls Independent News & Media, the larges(...)

Roma parents Loreda and Iancu with their two children Regina and Iancu junior (2), who was taken into care earlier this week.

It started with an anonymous message to TV3’s Paul Connolly Investigates web page last Monday containing a disturbing allegation: a Roma family appear(...)