In late 2011 then minister for health James Reilly (above) and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin approved a special deal of €195,000 to facilitate Mr Maher’s move from the St Vincent’s Healthcare group to the west. This salary rate was later reduced under the Haddington Road agreement. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The salary of the chief executive of the group of public hospitals in the west and northwest will be reduced to the official prevailing rate for the (...)

The Irish men’s team celebrate following their win in last weekend’s home international in Montrose, Scotland

Congratulations to Ireland’s shore angling teams on winning gold at the home nations’ two-day championships in Montrose on the east coast of Scotland,(...)

 Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald, who is to appear before the committee this evening and tomorrow morning. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Progress, or the lack of it, on a range of human rights issues in Ireland will be scrutinised by the United Nations today and tomorrow. Minister for J(...)

Pope Francis has appointed a Dublin priest, Monsignor Paul Tighe, to a committee tasked with reforming Vatican media relations.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A Dublin priest has been appointed to a committee tasked with reforming Vatican media relations. Monsignor Paul Tighe (56), who is currently secretary(...)

Old Wesley, one of four rugby clubs to receive the maximum €200,000 grant.

It’s two years since the Government last divvied up in terms of the Sports Capital Programme, where grants are made to sports clubs and local communi(...)

Watson finished joint 30th in his first appearance in the Greenbrier Classic  last year, but was so impressed by the surroundings that he bought some land on the property in West Virginia and had a house built. Photograph:  Robert Galbraith/Reuters

US Masters champion Bubba Watson will look to make the most of home advantage in the Greenbrier Classic at White Sulphur Springs this week.Watson fini(...)

The stable block and chapel of Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Why is it of interest? Charleville Castle is an extravagantly proportioned Gothic Revival castle, built by Francis Johnson between 1800 and 1812 for (...)

Volunteers with Inner City Helping the Homeless in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A 17-year-old boy begging outside Spar on Dame Street, Dublin, two couples bedded down at Liberty Hall, five men with sleeping bags inside the railing(...)

Daniel Day-Lewis is to  be awarded a knighthood after being named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Multi-award-winning actor, and Wicklow resident, Daniel Day-Lewis is to be knighted.He is one of more than 1,100 people from the UK and beyond to be r(...)

A “premium space” in Glasnevin cemetery costs up to €20,000.

Dublin city and county is the most expensive location in Europe in which to be buried, it has been suggested in the Dail. Labour TD Eamonn Malo(...)