Former chief executive of Royal Sun Alliance Philip Smith arrives at the Employment Appeals Tribunal with members of his legal team on Monday morning. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The noise you heard on Monday was jaws dropping around town at the news that Philip Smith had been awarded €1.25 million by the Employment Appeals Tri(...)

Former RSA Ireland chief executive Philip Smith. He  “had to be a fall guy to satisfy the various outside interests”, his barrister claimed. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) heard yesterday that Philip Smith, the former chief executive of RSA Ireland, was made the “fall guy” for wid(...)

Former RSA Insurance Ireland chief executive Philip Smith is taking a case against his former employer

Former RSA Insurance Ireland chief executive Philip Smith has denied claims made at the Employment Appeals Tribunal that a culture of fear existed at (...)

Michael Collins features prominently in Michael Barry’s collection of photographs depicting the history of the Irish Civil War

History was my favourite subject in school. I loved the history books and most of all the photographs that graced them. For me these images were proof(...)

In 1923, Cumann na nGaedheal vice-president Kevin O’Higgins denied that his party had preached anarchy and famously said, ‘we are the most conservative-minded revolutionaries that ever put through a successful revolution’.

In March 1923 the Cumann na nGaedheal government was criticised in the Dáil for allowing the military to seize cattle found trespassing on a landlord’(...)

Car makers are starting to have some regrets  about opening the door to Google’s software

Both Volkswagen and Mercedes have used a major European car industry conference to raise concerns that tech giant Google is using in-car systems to ga(...)

RSA’s Irish division sufferd “significant” losses in the year’s first half, but the chief executive said the unit will remain part of the group. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

RSA Insurance Group’s Irish unit is likely to be fined following its accounting scandal last year. Group chief executive Stephen Hester said: “There w(...)

The letter, dated April 10th 1922, to Kitty Kiernan, Granard, Co Longford

(Click image to read letter in full) Michael Collins was concerned about growing mayhem in the early months of 1922. As British forces withdrew(...)

RSA Insurance has fired two Irish executives after a PwC probe showed inaccurate financial reporting. Photo: Bloomberg

RSA Insurance has fired two Irish executives after a PricewaterhouseCoopers probe confirmed financial irregularities and “inappropriate collaboration”(...)

One analyst asked why Simon Lee’s resignation as group chief executive had been accepted, but the scandal created such difficulties for RSA, his position was probably untenable

Blame it on the Paddies, seemed to be the message yesterday from UK-based insurer RSA about the mess at its Irish subsidiary that has put a £200 milli(...)