Luas Strikers photographed at the Luas Depot in Sandyford, Dublin. Picture Nick Bradshaw

When interviewed during the week about the bitter Luas dispute, Gerry Madden, managing director of Transdev, which operates the Luas service, directed(...)

The Government can be relieved at how well the celebrations have gone, given the apprehensions of a couple of years ago. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

In dealing with historical commemorations, the priority of the government of the day is to make them “relevant” or at the least to survive the pitfall(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny chats to President Michael D Higgins at the Easter Sunday commemoration ceremony and parade from O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

The Easter Sunday centenary commemoration at the GPO was told the “short lives and big dreams” of the men, women and children of 1916 “extended the ho(...)

The 1916 banner at College Green Bank of Ireland featuring Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell and John Redmond

Dublin City Council has further defended the erection of a banner featuring Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell and John Redmond (...)

The 1916 banners at College Green Bank of Ireland, with images of Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, and John Redmond, who described the Rising as ’wicked and insane’

Dubliners and visitors alike will be a little confused by the massive banners that Dublin City Council has affixed to the front of the Bank of Ireland(...)

The banner at College Green Bank of Ireland  is on the front of what was the Irish parliamentary building before the Act of Union in 1800.

Dublin City Council has defended its decision to put images of four constitutional politicians, three of whom had died long before 1916, on a banner c(...)

Collaboration and empathy: Geraldine Byrne Nason, Samantha Power, Sonya Hyland, Patricia O’Brien and Barbara Jones

Samantha Power US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the United Nations, was born in London to Irish parents and(...)

The result of the election will have implications for all party leaders but particularly for Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny (left) and Labour Party leader Joan Burton (far right). For Michael Martin (second left) the election result secures his leadership while Gerry Adams must now consider when to step aside.

As Fine Gael digests the results of general election 2016, Taoiseach Enda Kenny faces a race both to assemble a government and to save his leadership (...)

The Luas bridge in Dundrum. Engineers Ireland wants a national infrastructural unit, housed in the Department of the Taoiseach, to take ownership of project planning over a 20-30 year horizon.

The umbrella group for engineers in Ireland has called for the establishment of a super junior ministry to oversee the State’s infrastructural needs. (...)

Patrick Neary: the then financial regulator accepted the bank guarantee was a ‘throw of the dice’. Photograph: David Sleator

Anglo Irish Bank executives still believed after the 2008 bank guarantee that it would be Ireland’s most profitable bank – just two months before it w(...)