Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, Henry Murdoch and his wife Davida at the launch of his new books. Photograph: Fergal Phillips

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore last night launched a travel book and childhood memoir by the well-known legal author and former chairman of the National Reha(...)

The author of a survey which claims Ireland is the “goodest country” in the world has said he has been deluged with emails from Irish people taking issue with his findings.

The author of a survey claiming Ireland is the “goodest country” in the world has said he has received a deluge of emails from Irish people taking i(...)

 EirGrid chief executive Fintan Slye:  “If would be great if the situation existed that the public at large had the necessary trust in EirGrid and that an independent panel is not necessary, but we’re not there yet.”  2:15

Putting high voltage power lines underground may preclude large-scale multinationals from locating nearby, EirGrid chief executive Fintan Slye has wa(...)

Department of Health secretary general Ambrose McLoughlin has said the current generation of parents could be the first to “bury our children” unless the problem of obesity is tackled. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

The obesity problem among young people is so bad that the present generation of parents may be the “first to bury our children”, Department of Health (...)

The tombstone of John Parr, the first British soldier killed in World War I, on August 21st, 1914, at the Military Cemetery of Saint-Symphorien in Spiennes, Mons. Photograph: Benoit Doppagne/AFP/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins is to attend an official British commemoration for the start of the first World War at Mons in Belgium. He will be among (...)

Hollywood actor Paul Rudd has described Ireland as ‘the best place on Earth’. File. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Actor Paul Rudd has described Ireland as “hands down” the best country in the world. The 45-year-old star of Knocked Up, I Love You Man and Anchorman (...)

Love them or hate them – and the band don’t care one way or another – Metallica have earned the right to headline Glastonbury next week. If commercial(...)

Eoin Morton, from Swords, at the annual Dublin lunchtime city cycle. 1:25

If you are going to showcase cycling in Dublin city, what better day to do it than the hottest day of the year. Temperatures of 26 degrees, a cloudle(...)

Eamon Dunphy apologised for swearing live on air during the World Cup analysis on RTÉ. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Soccer pundit Eamon Dunphy has apologised for his expletive-laden outburst on RTÉ Television last night, but said it could have been worse. His use of(...)

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan has proposed restricting access to cars in the city centre by creating a new two-way cycle lane on the north quays. Eamonn Farrell/Photocall.

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Christy Burke has urged caution over proposals to restrict access to cars in the city centre by creating a new two-way cycle lane (...)