Valentin Ribet (26) was  a descendant of Thomas Addis Emmet, older brother of Robert Emmet (above), who was executed in 1803 for his role in the Dublin rebellion of that year.

A young lawyer who was among the first to be identified as a victim of last Friday night’s atrocities in Paris had strong Irish republican connections(...)

Some of the reported victims. Top row (L-R) followed by bottom row (L-R): Valentin Ribet; Caroline Prénat; Nick Alexander; Nohemi Gonzalez; Guillaume B. Decherf; Djamila Houd; Mathieu Hoche; Alberto González Garrido; Kheireddine Sahbi; Elif Dogan.

Citizens of at least 15 countries were among the 129 people killed in the attacks in Paris on Friday night. Police said they had identified 103 of t(...)

Bricklayers work on the external facade of an apartment building at a  brown-field regeneration residential construction site in Acton, UK

There was nothing unusual about the meeting. In the days and weeks leading up to the Budget lobbyists representing all sectors of the economy make (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: “You cannot solve big issues with small politics. And inequality is one of those issues – if not the issue.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tackling inequality is the most important issue facing Government, according to Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton. Referring to(...)

 Ireland “didn’t have a sustainable position” when the economic crisis broke,  former taoiseach Brian Cowen  said, refusing to accept criticisms from those who had previously condemned his actions in government as being too miserly. “When I was producing those budgets, go back and look at what people were saying. I was described as Ebenezer Scrooge.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen has defended the record of his administration, saying it had faced up to its responsibilities in dealing with the consequ(...)

Student centre at the LSE: designed by Dublin-based O’Donnell + Tuomey  architects

Fresh from receiving Britain’s Royal Gold Medal for its body of work over three decades, Dublin-based O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects are on the shortli(...)

The fall in oil prices could represent the equivalent of a trillion-dollar tax cut for the global economy. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

As recently as August, barely four months ago, it was possible to describe Ireland’s economic recovery as “tentative”. Two pieces by this columnist – (...)

President Michael D Higgins: embarks on his longest official visit this Saturday when he travels to Africa for 22 days. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

President Michael D Higgins has said that he and he and his wife Sabina have been moved by the support he has received since assuming office. Presiden(...)

Jean Tirole (61) works at the Toulouse School of Economics in France.

French economist Jean Tirole has won the Nobel prize for economics for his research on market power and regulation. The Royal Swedish Academy of Scien(...)

 Irish architects Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey, at home in Rathmines, Dublin. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey are having a moment: they have just been awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal – one of world architecture’s top prizes, (...)