The old man is holding court in the middle of the No 27 bor – out of his bin, of course – going, “More Champagne . . . Judge, you’ll have another g(...)

Hard to swallow: The  Green Party school dinner policy is launched at Kevin Thornton’s restaurant. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

At a glance, the Green Party idea that every student in the State should get at least one hot meal during the school day, as part of a campaign aimed (...)

Forget Busáras, the Greens have  suggested a new bus station could be opened on the west side of the city in the Dublin Bus facility on Conyngham Road, near Heuston station. Photograph: Cyril Byrne Busaras.

The Green Party has struggled in recent years to remain politically relevant, but it deserves credit for one of the best public transport suggestions (...)

Jeremy Corbyn during a rally in London earlier this month. Photograph:  EPA/ANDY RAIN

The British parties with most to lose if Jeremy Corbyn wins the Labour leadership are the Scottish Nationalists and the Greens. Labour voters deserted(...)

‘While support for Fine Gael and Labour may well increase in the run-up to the next election, an economic recovery is unlikely to restore matters to the status quo.’ Above, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton, at a press conference to mark the Government’s fourth year in office. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

While economic turmoil appears to have abated in Ireland, the political turmoil that usually accompanies this may be about to begin. Economic c(...)

Lead piping excavated from the driveway of a home in Sandymount, Dublin after it ruptured causing a leak. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Homeowners will have to “verify” there are no lead pipes in the internal plumbing in their homes before Irish Water replaces external lead piping. Ir(...)

Ethna Tinney, former independent non-executive director at EBS arriving at the banking inquiry. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Ethna Tinney. How did that woman get on to the board of a major financial institution? What were the lads thinking? Wouldn’t you think the banking hot(...)

A screen grab of the ‘Straight’ video.

Ireland and an Angela Merkel lookalike are unlikely allies in a guerilla marketing campaign for “Straight”, a new magazine aimed at German lesbians. A(...)

The hashtag appeared to originate on Sunday evening from Sandro Maccarrone, who describes himself as a physics teacher from Barcelona. He tweeted: “The Eurogroup proposal is a covert coup d’etat against the Greek people. #ThisIsACoup.”

A list of demands handed to the Greek government in order to secure a European bailout inspired a social media backlash against Germany and its hawki(...)

 At the Fianna Fail manifesto  launch, 2007, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern   and Finance Minister Brian Cowen ...a pre-election auction of tax cuts and spending increases broke out which was even more intense than predicted. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Good historical research requires seeing matters through documents or accounts generated around the time of events. Later accounts are likely to be wr(...)