New chapter: Joanna Walsh’s bookmarks of feted women writers

‘I don’t love women writers enough to teach them. What I teach is guys. Serious heterosexual guys. F Scott Fitzgerald, Chekhov, Tolstoy. Real-g(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has urged the Government to set up an independent commission  to inquire into  allegations that gardaí failed to properly investigate serious cases. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Opposition parties will ramp up calls in the Dáil today for an inquiry into grave new allegations that gardaí failed to properly investigate mu(...)

 The St Patrick’s Day parade  in New York City.   Taoiseach Enda Kenny will visit three US cities –Washington DC, New York and Boston – during his visit to North America. Photograph: Getty Images

The programme for the annual exodus of Government Ministers for St Patrick’s Day has as many long-haul(...)

Fianna Fáil social protection spokesman Willie O’Dea: ‘the group should have been much more visible in the past month.’ Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The Government has defended the decision of the National Emergency Coordination Group not to hold until yesterday its first plenary meeting in respons(...)

Flooding on the quay New Ross, Co Wexford. Photograph: Mary Browne.

There are at least 250 flash-points in the State which are major flood risks and to build defences for them would cost “tens of billions of euro”, (...)

Minister for Education  Ruairi Quinn at a press conference in  Dublin last week. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has indicated he will resist attempts to demote him in the Cabinet reshuffle expected after the local elections in(...)

Egypt’s constitution

“Remember the heroes of your army. They have restored hope in our future and protected Egypt.” This tribute to the Egyptian armed forces was paid by N(...)

 John Tierney, chief executive of Irish Water  arriving at the meeting of the Oireachtas environment committee, to answer questions on the setup costs of Irish Water, at Leinster House, Dublin, earlier this week. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Bonuses paid by commercial State companies and agencies are likely to come under renewed scrutiny following disclosures of widespread bonus payments i(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin (left) and Minister of State with responsibility for Public Service Reform Brian Hayes, at the launch of the Public Service Reform Plan at Government buildings. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has described the changes that have taken place in the public service over the past four yea(...)

The account given by senior executives of Irish Water today of how €50 million was spent on consultants in its first year of operation may prompt ques(...)