Mike Allen, director of advocacy with Focus Ireland, says the department’s report has “no credibility”.    Photograph: Eric Luke

A housing charity is to seek legal advice on a decision by the Department of Social Protection not to increase rent supplement rates. Focus Ireland s(...)

People on a guided tour at Glasnevin Cemetery stop by Éamon de Valeras grave. The Glasnevin Trust has been accused of anti-competitive practices in its funeral services. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The largest provider of funeral services in Ireland, which was accused of anti-competitive practices, has agreed to make significant changes to how it(...)

The Guardian has appointed Kath Viner as its new editor, the first woman to hold the post in the paper’s almost 200-year history. Photograph: The Guardian.

Katharine Viner has been appointed the editor-in-chief of the Guardian, the first woman to run the newspaper in its 194-year history.Ms Viner, current(...)

Edward Russell from the Cairdeas project meeting President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina at Áras an Uachtaráin yesterday,  where   a St Patrick’s Day reception  was  hosted for some 120 volunteers who work with the homeless.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The issue of homelessness cannot be separated from the issues of inequality and housing policy, President Michael D Higgins has said. President Higgi(...)

Jeremy Clarkson at Stamford Bridge before a recent Chelsea match. Photograph: John Sibley/Reuters

Jeremy Clarkson was not being racist when he used the word “pikey” on Top Gear, the BBC Trust has ruled, in a decision which has sparked condemnation (...)

‘Irish Times’ editor Kevin O’Sullivan, with former editors Geraldine Kennedy and Conor Brady at the launch ‘The Irish Times 150 Years of Influence’, in the National Library. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new history of The Irish Times has underlined its repeated ability to transform itself and remain relevant to a discerning audience, the editor of (...)

May 3rd, 1916: Bomb damage near what was then Sackville Street in Dublin following the Easter Rising. Photograph:  Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

A major piece of research by Glasnevin Cemetery has determined that 485 people were killed in the Easter Rising. The study is an attempt to definitiv(...)

Operating in Ireland since 1989, Northern Trust provides asset and fund administration services to businesses and individuals.

Banking group Northern Trust is to expand its operations in Limerick creating 300 new jobs over the next three years.This is the US firm’s second majo(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble after making his speech, near German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in the Bundestag in Berlinon Friday. Photograph: EPA

Through gritted teeth, and for very different reasons, a comfortable majority of German parliamentarians backed a four-month extension to the Greek EU(...)

Dingle marine biologist Kevin Flannery examines the Bearcat fish which resides in the Artic region. Mr Flannery has been awarded with an honorary MSc from UCC for his work on Irish marine life. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

He is more often seen holding some bug-eyed denizen of the deep, but on Thursday Kevin Flannery exchanged the pier-side for academia to accept an hono(...)