The State funeral of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds takes place in Donnybrook, Dublin at midday today. Photograph: Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times 1:29

Former taoiseach Albert Reynolds was remembered as a man who “sought peace with determination” at his requiem Mass in Dublin today by the Archbishop o(...)

Photograph: Matt Kavanagh 6th  An image from September 1994 showing the then taoiseach Albert Reynolds (centre) shaking hands with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams (left) and SDLP leader John Hume outside Government Buildings after a discussion of ways to advance the peace process following the IRA’s ceasefire announcement of August 31st. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Albert Reynolds, like his British counterpart at the time John Major, may never have obtained the profile of some of the celebrated and notorious poli(...)

Former taoisigh Brian Cowen (left) and Albert Reynolds with Arthur French of the K Club at a reception in Áras an Uachtaráin hosted by President Mary McAleese.  Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

The former taoiseach Albert Reynolds, who has died aged 81, made Northern Ireland his priority when he took office in 1992. Building on the groundwork(...)

Michael McKevitt: had demanded a full one-third enhanced remission of a 20-year sentence imposed on him in August 2003, after he had been convicted in the Special Criminal Court of directing a terrorist organisation and of being a member of the Real IRA. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Michael McKevitt, who is serving a 20-year sentence for membership of the Real IRA, will remain in prison at least until the Supreme Court hears an ap(...)

Supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri, a Pakistani-Canadian cleric, take a nap during a sit-in protest for the sixth day in Islamabad, Pakistan today. Photograph: Bilawal Arbab/EPA.

Thousands of Pakistani protesters tried to blockade parliament today after an anti-government cleric told them not to allow anyone in or out. Prime (...)

 Michael McKevitt:   was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in August 2003 after being convicted in the Special Criminal Court of directing a terrorist organisation and of being a member of the Real IRA.   Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The High Court will decide today if it will deal with a freedom application by jailed IRA leader Michael McKevitt before a Supreme Court hearing on (...)

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, enacted following the death of Savita Halappanavar, was meant to bring to an end the agonising about Ire(...)

James MacGuill: said he had not been approached by any Government officials in respect of the review of any of the cases where he is representing day school child sex abuse survivors. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A solicitor acting for some 20 victims of sexual abuse in day schools has expressed concern that the State may continue to fight their actions in t(...)

People taking legal action over being abused while attending day schools should become more proactive, Louise O’Keeffe has urged . Photo Garrett White / Collins Court

People taking legal action over being abused while attending day schools should become more proactive to force the Government to address the issue of (...)

The government said that the new measures are aimed at supporting the development of a sustainable competitive construction sector.

Work is to commence on a legislative framework to replace the registered employment agreement (REA) system and allow for the setting of pay rates and (...)