Patrick’s Hill viewed from Patrick Street in  Cork. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Some 18 former lords mayor of Cork have warned that the city will cease to function if it loses its powers to self-govern. The 18, from Fianna Fái(...)

We are family: Gary Honer and Ciara Conway on their wedding day in 2013, with Conway’s daughter Aeva-May. Photograph: Keith Fitzgerald

“He is her dad, she is his daughter, but just not in the eyes of the law.” Labour TD Ciara Conway is one of thousands of parents stuck in a legal limb(...)

Former Labour MP Chris Mullin saidJeremy Corbyn, who is currently leading the contest, is a close friend of his but he very much doubted that he would be able to lead Labour back into power if he is chosen at the party’s leader. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty

None of the candidates contesting the leadership of the British Labour Party is electable as prime minister and the party may be facing into a long pe(...)

Military permits were required to enter or leave Limerick.

The Limerick Soviet of 1919 became worldwide news because of the presence of an international press corps in the city to cover a transatlantic flig(...)

‘We need to learn from this. We can’t keep building crap.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Dublin’s motto is obedientia civium urbis felicitas (the citizen’s obedience is the city’s happiness). This is perhaps the most unDublin motto ther(...)

Mohammad Iftikhar (6) with his father, Dr Norman Iftikhar, at the 14th annual Jalsa Salana Annual Convention staged by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association in Maynooth, Co Kildare. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

An Irish Imam has told of being verbally abused on the street and having a bottle thrown at his head because of negative perceptions of Islam in Irela(...)

For an employee “the journey” may  make change inevitable.  Photograph: Getty Images

In my first job that did not involve beer or sliced ham, I worked in the corporate affairs department of a pharmaceutical company. One day some consul(...)

Maíria Cahill arriving for talks with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Government Buildings last year, Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Maíria Cahill is calling for Dublin to appoint a legal expert to investigate the alleged cover up of the sexual abuse of children. Ms Cahill was spea(...)

‘Somehow reform is off the agenda and the link between what we spend and how we pay for it is lost.’ Above, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

So let’s fill in the good week/bad week box for the Government. Good week – the latest Central Statistics Office figures show we have the fastest grow(...)

 European Council President Donald Tusk:  “I am really afraid of this ideological or political contagion, not financial contagion, of this Greek crisis”. Photograph:  EPA/JULIEN WARNAND

A spectre is haunting Europe following the economic and financial upheavals of recent years and that spectre is political chaos. In Ireland it is evid(...)