If ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet’s letter of November 19th is released, will it have been worth the wait? Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost four years after Ireland bowed to the pressure of rising bond yields and crumbling investor confidence and succumbed to an EU-IMF rescue, it ap(...)

Dubai Celts vs Qatar GAA in the men’s football final at the Asian Gaelic Games in Kuala Lumpur last year

Ireland is considered among the top five countries in the world for “diaspora engagement”, but what does this mean in practice? The Global Diaspora(...)

Then President Mrs McAleese, accompanied by Queen Elizabeth of England and King Albert of Belgium during the official opening of the Island of Ireland Peace Park at Mesen in Belgium yesterday. Photograph: Frank Miller

In 1967, Irish historian FX Martin referred to a deliberate “historical amnesia” about southern Irish links to the first World War, in contrast to the(...)

Permanent TSB remains the potential “weak link” of upcoming stress tests, and may require capital of up to ¤700 million. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish banks are relaxed about their latest examination. When last probed by the Central Bank three years ago, they needed to raise €24 billion. Now, (...)

There is currently around 2,400 megawatts of wind generated electricity feeding into the Irish system, of which half has been built since the downturn.

Ireland should abandon plans to build more wind farms in order to comply with a European Union policy which has failed – especially in light of the fa(...)

John Teteris from Athenry, Co Galway, pictured during the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Grangegorman Military Cemetry in April. An academic has counted 5,774 Irishmen who served in the Australian Imperial Force  and 860 who died. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Almost 6,000 Irishmen served in the Australian forces in the first World War and nearly 900 were killed, a conference will hear this week. Professor J(...)

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said progress was made from 2007-2012 but that the last two years had been ‘absolutely appalling’. Photograph: Brian Lawless

Negotiations to avert a crisis that could bring down the Northern Executive and Assembly began at Stormont yesterday amid recrimination, a dispute ove(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan is at the opening talks at Stormont House on the Stormont estate today.  File Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Talks at ending the logjam that is threatening the future of the Stormont institutions finally began today amid a background of some acrimony and conf(...)

Talks between the main Northern parties and British and Irish governments on issues such as welfare reforms, flags and the past will commence in Stormont this morning. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Talks aimed at resolving issues that have threatened the North’s power-sharing Executive will resume this morning.Discussions involving the five main (...)

‘Anonymous have been watching. Your government is lying to you. It is not against the Irish law to refuse signing with Irish Water.’ Image: YouTube screengrab

A video purporting to be by online hacking collective Anonymous has accused the Government of stealing and using threats in order to force the intr(...)