The sit out took place at St Ann’s Church on Dawson Street  in the days running up to Christmas. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

The 2015 Black Santa Sit Out at St Ann’s Church on Dublin’s Dawson Street was the most successful ever yielding a record €41,400 for charity, the larg(...)

 Dominick Chilcott, British Ambassador to Ireland .Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The strength of Britain’s draft agreement on EU membership has surprised many eurosceptics, according to Britain’s ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chi(...)

Game of Thrones: Line of interlinking Beech trees known on the show as the Dark Hedges were damaged by Storm Gertrude

A DUP Minister has called a meeting of a special preservation group to try to devise a means of safeguarding a tunnelled avenue of beech trees that fe(...)

Leaflets of an anti-British character found: Countess Constance Markievicz in Irish Citizen Army uniform

January 28th, 1916 The House of Commons was told that a raid had been conducted on the home of Countess Markievicz on January 22nd under a warrant iss(...)

Disclosure by Edward Snowden that the US NSA had intercepted German chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone calls increased awareness of the activities of foreign intelligence agencies

In the wake of the disclosure in 2013 that the US National Security Agency (NSA) had intercepted German chancellor Angela Merkel’s calls, Taoiseach En(...)

 Cathal Morgan of the Dublin Region Homeless Executive, right: “For the love of God, please can everyone get behind modular housing?” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Numerous social housing projects, including to house homeless families, face delays due to “significant objections” from locals, according to a brief(...)

 Anne-Marie Looney, a HRB-funded PhD student working within the Neonatal Brain Research area at the Infant Biobank.  Photograph:  Tomas Tyner, UCC

In a research centre in Cork, more than 1.5 million tissue samples from pregnant women, their partners and very young babies are kept in a freezer. Th(...)

The appointment by Tánaiste Joan Burton of David Begg to the  role of  chair of the Pension Authority has been criticised.

Tánaiste John Burton has admitted using an exceptional clause in new guidelines to appoint David Begg as chairman of the Pensions Authority. Mr Begg(...)

Alan Rickman.  Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors of the past 30 years, has died in London aged 69. His death was confirmed(...)

Michael Lowry TD alleges the decision to transfer his trial to Dublin breaches his rights and amounts to his being punished for being popular with voters in Co Tipperary. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Independent TD Michael Lowry claims the DPP is pursuing an “improper policy” of pursuing him over alleged tax offences. A Revenue Appeals Commissio(...)