Dr Maura Pidgeon. Photograph: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

The chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), Dr Maura Pidgeon, is to resign from her position in order to move to the pri(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen arriving to the Banking Inquiry at Leinster House. Photograph: Collins

Brian Cowen: the Evidence – Part II. This dealt with his time as Taoiseach from May 2008 to March 2011. There were three key themes: the night of the (...)

Tourists on a jaunting car through Killarney National Park: Ireland is the seventh most recalled holiday destination by British people. Photograph: Sally MacMonagle

Tourism chiefs are calling on the Government to boost investment in the sector to underpin its strong recovery. The Irish Tourist Industry Confederat(...)

The banking inquiry is to ask the gardaí to investigate the alleged leaking of a witness statement. The issue surrounds the alleged leaking of the statement of former Department of Finance official Kevin Cardiff. Photograph: Reuters

The banking inquiry is to ask the gardaí to investigate the alleged leaking of a witness statement. The committee met in private and decided to refer(...)

Pope Francis appoints new cardinal Mozambican Bishop Julio Duarte Langa during the consistory at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome on February 14th. Francis has now appointed 31 new elector (under 80) cardinals  since his election in March, 2013. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty

On Monday of this week, the Holy See quietly initiated a project that in many senses embodies Pope Francis’s famous call for a “church of the poor and(...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney (left) celebrates with  team mate Marouane Fellaini (right) after scoring the third against   Preston North End   at  Deepdale. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

Preston North End 1 Manchester United 3A comfortable scoreline, Wayne Rooney on the scoresheet and hostilities renewed in the quarter-finals with Arse(...)

Manchester United’s  Marcos Rojo  heads home  their second goal past Cambridge United Chris Dunn during the FA Cup fourth-round replay  at Old Trafford. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP

Manchester United 3 Cambridge United 0Manchester United enjoyed the kind of relaxed evening that eluded Louis van Gaal’s men in the first game of this(...)

Yaya Sanogo celebrates after Marouane Chamakh puts Crystal Palace 3-2 up against Southampton. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Liverpool 0 Bolton 0Liverpool’s avoided an FA Cup upset at home to Bolton but even on a day of shocks it was not much of an achievement after a tooth(...)

Paul Gallagher SC argues in a new book that the seriousness and extent of the challenges posed by EU law are not widely understood by the public, politicians or lawyers. Photographer: Paul O’Driscoll

Recent EU treaty changes have had much less significance for Ireland than the “regular and automatic” changes brought about by new laws from Brussels(...)

 Marie Farrell  arriving at the Four Courts on Thursday to give evidence in the Ian Bailey case.Photograph:  Collins/Courts

Marie Farrell has told of her dilemma over having to give evidence for seven newspaper publishers in a libel action being brought by Ian Bailey, as h(...)