Road crash statistics are bleak, impersonal measurements, stripped of any character or human loss. Behind the figures lie broken lives and family trag(...)

‘Irish Times’ writers  John Wilson, Mary O’Brien, Martyn Turner, Miriam Lord and Peter Murtagh at the launch of their  new titles from Irish Times Books  in The Little Museum of Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Six books by Irish Times writers have been launched, including The Best of Miriam Lord, a selection of some of the finest columns and sketches from th(...)

Cenotaph in London. Photograph: Thinkstock

Ireland has been invited to participate in this year’s annual Armistice Day remembrance ceremony at the cenotaph in London by laying a wreath.It is b(...)

John and Diane Foley, parents of the murdered US journalist Jim Foley. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

John and Diane Foley laugh and smile easily. They talk a lot – in animated, excited, rapid bursts, sometimes cutting across each other, building on wh(...)

Trevor White, director The Little Museum of Dublin, with Liam Kavanagh, managing director ‘The Irish Times’ and Kevin O’Sullivan, editor, ‘The Irish Times’, at the official launch of The Editor’s Room in the Little Museum of Dublin at 15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:35

A little history of The Irish Times has gone on display at the Little Museum of Dublin on St Stephen’s Green. The Editor’s Room is a re-creation of th(...)

 Ian Paisley with his wife  and children before a service in his honour at the Martyrs’ Memorial Church, on the Ravenhill Road, Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

The centre of Ballymena was going through its usual, slightly lazy early Friday afternoon yesterday when the secondary schools disgorged their pupils (...)

Lt-Col Dick Hely-Hutchenson:  A letter to his father  describes the reality of life in the trenches in horrific detail. Photograph: Peter Murtagh 3:11

The story of the Hely-Hutchinsons of Donabate, an Anglo- Irish family, is contained inside 110 boxes in the archives of Fingal County Council in north(...)

Conference organiser prof Eunan O’Halpin of Trinity College Dublin said the mutiny was “above all an enormous British constitutional crisis”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

in The Curragh The Curragh Mutiny of March 1914 had a disastrous effect on discipline within the British Army and inflicted irretriev(...)

Firefighters Mark O’Shaugnessy (left) and Brian Murray who died in the factory fire in 2007

Wicklow county councillors voted yesterday not to debate events at the inquest into the deaths of two Bray fi(...)

Awash: floodwaters in Cork city centre this week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland is shaped a bit like a saucer, shallow in the middle and surrounded by mountains. The Shannon drains the centre and other rivers drain the (...)