Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: ‘We did it in a very different way from the Greeks . . . But we got spectacular success.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

As the pre-election demands from Syriza ran into European realpolitik in recent weeks, those in the Coalition have exuded a degree of satisfaction.(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure  Brendan Howlin: “We had to make contingency plans for the collapse of the euro at that time. They were scary, scary times.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Economic Management Council drew up contingency plans for the collapse of the euro when the single currency entered its most serious period of cr(...)

30 Swift Hall, The Coombe, Dublin 8

Address: 30 Swift Hall, The Coombe, Dublin 8 Agent: Lisney Two-bedroom 57sq m (615sq ft) second-floor apartment with a balcony off the liv(...)

Don Keough was among the first recipients of an Irish Presidential Distinguished Service Award honouring members of the Irish diaspora

Irish-American businessman Don Keough, a champion of Ireland who promoted Irish studies in the US and encouraged American corporate investment into Ir(...)

The Ballyturk Group at The Irish Times Theatre Awards: Clive Welsh, Teho Teardo, John Crumlish, Eamonn Fox, Sophie Flynn, Anne Clarke, Paul Fahy, Stephen Rea, Tom Rohan, Helen Atkinson, Jamie Vartan and Val Sherlock. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times. 3:30

“I’ve known him longer than I’ve known my husband,” said Irish stage, television and film actor Sinéad Cusack of her friend Stephen Rea backstage a(...)

Antrim versus Limerick - Limerick’s Shane Dowling battles with Antrim’s Neal McAuley. Photograph: John McIlwaine/Inpho

An Antrim goal two minutes into the second half in Sunday’s Division 1B encounter against Limerick looked to have put them in a great position to p(...)

Liam Óg McGovern: was in outstanding form for Wexford against Offaly.

Offaly 0-12 Wexford 2-15 A solid display with some fine point-taking thrown into the mix saw Wexford continue their winning start in O’Connor Park y(...)

The death in Co Wexford is the second farm fatality this year.

An investigation in to a farm fatality in Co Wexford is being carried out by gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority. The Wexford dairy farmer, fro(...)

 Magdalene Laundry survivors and supporters protesting outside Leinster House on Thursday. They are calling for medical cards to be issued as recommended by the Quirke Report. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

A group of Magdalene survivors have criticised the Government which they say is denying women access to medical cards. As part of the Redress for Wome(...)

A man has told a court that he never gave permission to a woman to take over €102,000 from his bank account.

A man has told a court that he never gave permission to a woman to take over €102,000 from his bank account.Sandra Doyle (37) has denied stealing the (...)