Tánaiste   Joan Burton: “We should not be constrained from essential investment by a narrow or rigid interpretation of fiscal rules on the part of the European Commission.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Coalition has started a major lobbying campaign urging the European Commission to ease back on rigid fiscal rules which would limit the scope for (...)

Leonard Nimoy at one of his photography exhibitions at the Massachusetts Museum of Ccontemporary Art in 2010. Photograph: Matthew Cavanaugh/The New York Times

Few actors outside soap opera become defined by a single role to the exclusion of all else in their career. But that was the case for Leonard Nimoy, w(...)

A US jusge has ordered that the Boston College tapes be taken to the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast and placed in secure storage there.

Sealed tapes of interviews given by a former loyalist prisoner to a university project will not now be held on American territory in Belfast.Senior ju(...)

Winston “Winkie” Rea was among dozens of loyalists and republicans who provided testimonies to Boston College researchers compiling an oral history of the Northern Ireland conflict.

Police are to be allowed to fly back from the US with the interviews a former loyalist prisoner gave to a university project – but they must not exami(...)

A man walks past graffiti relating to the Boston College tapes on the Falls Road, west Belfast last year. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

A former loyalist prisoner has lost his legal bid to stop police investigating murder and robbery from obtaining interviews he gave to a US university(...)

GAA’s annual report for 2014 showed hurling championship income outstripping football championship income for the first time.

Not for the first time the GAA has found itself defending an apparent bias in funding towards Dublin. Figures released in the 2014 financial report s(...)

Improv Asylum:  deadly serious about making workplace education both more engaging and more instructive

It might seem a long way from the comedy stage to the corporate world, but one organisation that’s working to close that gap is Improv Asylum, a Bosto(...)

Professor Edward Kane of Boston College

Banking crises occur because banks routinely abuse the financial rules of the road without suffering meaningful personal penalties, the Oireachtas Ban(...)

A man walks past graffiti on a wall off the Falls Road, Belfast, in 2014. photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

A former loyalist prisoner has secured a High Court order to stop police flying to the US to collect tapes of interviews he gave to a US university pr(...)

A man walks past graffiti relating to the Boston College tapes on the Falls Road, west Belfast last year.  Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

A former loyalist prisoner has started a High Court bid to block prosecuting authorities from obtaining interviews he gave to a US university projec(...)