A party supporter wears All Progressives Congress party glasses and poses with a banner of president-elect Mohammadu Buhari ahead of the handover ceremony in Abuja. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as President of Nigeria on Friday at a ceremony in the capital attended by numerous African heads (...)

Donal Roche of Covestone Asset Management expects to have €160 million in client funds on the asset management firm’s  books this year. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Back to black is the theme for Donal Roche’s Covestone Asset Management this year. Over a coffee in the Conrad Hotel this week, Roche confidently pred(...)

The cross-over between the campaign for marriage equality and the campaign for abortion rights. Why is one winning and the other losing?

As we sat there in the dark theatre in Dublin’s Liberty Hall, they were counting the votes in the referendum on same-sex marriage down the road in the(...)

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, talks with singers during a reception and concert featuring performers from Northern Ireland at Hillsborough Castle on Thursday night. Photograph: Getty

The Prince of Wales is to visit Northern Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation centre on Friday at the conclusion of a trip which has been all a(...)

Following the agreement, the court made absolute a conditional order, granted last week, which gave AIB priority over Mr O’Reilly’s other creditors in relation to the shares. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty Images

Agreement has been reached between a number of creditors of businessman Tony O’Reilly relating to AIB’s efforts to get a priority charge over €2.7 mi(...)

The samples were mostly blood specimens but also included bodily waste, biopsies and other human tissue. Photograph: Getty Images/ File photo

Hundreds of hospital samples taken from patients to test for infection, disease and cancer have been lost in hospitals throughout Northern Ireland ove(...)

Liberian Red Cross burial team retrieves the body of a suspected victim of Ebola  on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. Liberia was  declared free from Ebola on 9th April 2015. Photograph: Ahmad Jallanzo/EPA

Public health experts involved in the response to the Ebola crisis have condemned what they described as a ludicrous, insulting and opportunistic atte(...)

 Tony O’Brien, director general of the HSE, leaving the Dáil following the  Oireachtas health committee. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

HSE director general Tony O’Brien is to meet RTÉ director general Noel Curran over allegations the HSE tried to suppress last year’s Prime Time progr(...)

Senator  Ronan Mullen said the organisations received almost €15 million from Atlantic Philanthropies in recent years. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

Independent Senator Rónán Mullen has claimed philanthropist Chuck Feeney is interfering in Irish democracy by funding gay rights groups. Mr Mullen m(...)

This scarf with the Jack Yeats painting, The Whistle of a Jacket ( 95cm x 95cm on silk twill, digitally printed in Italy), is from Art on Fashion, (...)