The Department of Justice annual report shows 2,147 migrants were refused access to the Republic before being returned to their states of origin. A further 111 “failed asylum seekers” and illegal immigrants were deported. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

More than 2,300 people were deported from Ireland in 2014 and there was a 53 per cent increase in asylum applications to the State during the year, a(...)

Bobby Kerr of Insomnia Coffee Company (left), Base Wood Pizza founder Shane Crilly and owner of McCarron’s Candy Dawn McCarron at the launch of the AIB Start-up Academy. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds Photography

This Friday is the deadline for applications to take part in the AIB Start-up Academy, a partnership between The Irish Times and AIB to support entrep(...)

 Simon O’Connor, of the Little Museum of Dublin, in the new Irish Times room. Photograph: Eric Luke

God be with the days when editors were like this. The scene: Westmoreland Street, central Dublin. The time: middle of the last century, when the world(...)

Sales of The Irish Times fell 4.6 per cent in January-June 2014 compared with the same period in 2013. Photograph: David Sleator

Newspapers sales in Ireland recorded further losses in the first half of 2014, with the daily market declining 7.3 per cent and the Sunday market dow(...)

An analysis by The Irish Times shows significant regional variations in the number of discretionary medical card-holders as well as in the number of o(...)

Alan Bestic (second from left) with a group of journalistic colleagues. Photograph: Irish Times

Alan “Sammy” Bestic, who has died aged 92, knew from an early age that he wanted to be a journalist. His trade remained one of the loves of his life (...)

In a speech at DCU, President Michael D Higgins Higgins said he strongly believed a new approach, not focused on the markets and their values, was needed when looking at how society should be measured.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

President Michael D Higgins is to launch a special project with national and international dimensions in the new year which it is understood will be a(...)

Wwriter Colm Toibin with James Ryan, director of the creative writing programme at UCD and Pat Moylan, chairman of the Arts Council at the Arts Council offices in Dublin today where a new award to honour an outstanding Irish fiction writer was announced. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

The Arts Council has established a new award to honour an Irish writer of national and international distinction. The Laureate for Irish Fiction is su(...)

Technology is forcing the pace of change but good story telling and quality journalism will stand out on on any news platform, according to the editor of The Irish Times, Kevin O’Sullivan.

Technology is forcing the pace of change but good story telling and quality journalism will stand out on on any news platform, according to the editor(...)