Alexis Tsipras  said that some of the creditors had not yet accepted the latest Greek proposals, criticising the IMF in particular 1:43

Hopes of a Greek deal receded ahead of Wednesday evening’s crunch eurogroup meeting on the country’s debt crisis. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (...)

 Dave Power, Mount merrion and Paul Byrne, Swords wait for the official results, in the court yard of Dublin Castle on Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:18

Work will begin this week to give effect to the referendum decision to amend the Constitution with the first same-sex marriages likely to take place a(...)

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood speaks to the media outside her party’s office in Treorchy, Wales, which is next door to a fish-and-chip shop. The surge of the Scottish nationalists has turned the spotlight on the difficulties their Welsh counterparts face in making a similar breakthrough. Photograph: Benjamin Wright/PA Wire

The door opens slightly and a middle-aged woman appears, wedging her slight frame against the wall so as to keep a barking dog at bay. She spots the P(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny meeting French president Francois Hollande at the Elysée palace on Sunday afternoon before the rally. Photograph: EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said reports that Ireland was being used as a hub by jihadis were being monitored carefully.Speaking at the Élysée Palace, where (...)

“It was very difficult for me. I cried. I said I am not capable of going through with this. I said I could die because of this... They said to me abortion was not legal here, but people like me are sent to England for abortions . . .” Photograph: Getty  3:38

The young woman who says she was raped, refused an abortion and later had her pregnancy delivered by Caesarean section says she was initially told she(...)

Who runs Ireland?

THE POLITICIANS ENDA KENNY Taoiseach Kenny holds the most powerful political position in the land. He is chief of the Cabinet, has the f(...)

Candles are lit by the public at the vigil at Eyre Square in Galway city in October  to mark the first anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Within the timeframe of the past 70 years, good journalism has never been so important. Events, conflicts, great uncertainty and a deluge of questi(...)

Rehab has initiated legal action against the State and An Post for damages arising from the National Lottery’s dominant market position.The charity g(...)

Telling the story: an Iraqi Kurdish child at Isikveren refugee camp, on the Turkish border with Iraq, in 1991. Photograph: Nabil Ismail/AFP/Getty

THE SALVATION OF TORY ISLAND 1981-1984 Gerry Moriarty Charlie Haughey, then leader of the opposition, looked up at me from under hoode(...)

Arthur Cox grew its staff numbers by 10.6 per cent last year. Photograph: Kenneth O’Halloran

Some of Ireland’s biggest law firms grew significantly last year, with one increasing its solicitor(...)