John Murray: gags and mischief on the last week of the show.  Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Much as a leopard can’t change its spots, so it often seems that Sean O’Rourke is unable to shake off his years as a hard-bitten, relentlessly confron(...)

The DUP First Minister Peter Robinson has told Sinn Féin that if it hasn’t got the “guts to govern” it should stand aside from the Northern Executive. Photograph: PA.

The DUP First Minister Peter Robinson has told Sinn Féin that if it hasn’t got the “guts to govern” it should stand aside from the Northern Executive.(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras during an EU summit in Brussels in April. Photograph: John Thys/AFP /Getty Images

If a referendum goes ahead in Greece, it must be a question of whether Greeks wish to remain part of the EU, said Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Greece could (...)

Thousands have taken to the streets of Dublin to celebrate the annual Dublin LGBTQ Pride Parade. Rainbow flags and balloons were in evidence as dancer(...)

It is understood businessman Noel Smyth will tell officials from Mandate and Siptu that Fitzwilliam’s plans for Arnotts include the continued operation of the department store as an independent retailer

The businessman Noel Smyth, whose Fitzwilliam Finance Partners got control of the Arnotts department store earlier this year, is to meet union lead(...)

Gerry Adams: Gerry Adams hissed like a burnt pot. He was steaming about that Nama kettle. Photograph: The Irish Times

Gerry Adams hissed like a burnt pot. He was steaming about that Nama kettle. It is always on the boil. There are questions about it which cry out for (...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams TD during a protest outside Clerys on O’Connell Street in Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Concerns have been raised in the Dáil that department store Arnotts could be sold in the same way as Clerys. Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams made the cl(...)

 Keith Wood: former Ireland captain will features in TV3’s coverage of the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Rugby World Cup, Red Rock and Big Brother feature prominently in TV3’s autumn-winter schedule. New programmes will include a documentary se(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton:  “I know what the J-1 experience is meant to be, a rite of passage, an opportunity to gain valuable life and cultural experience  . . . for a lot of young people, it is a summer of love and a summer of fun.”   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:41

Before Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil yesterday morning, Micheál Martin contacted the Taoiseach and they spoke about the dreadful events in California(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan:  “The wounds inflicted by collusion, which threaten to destroy trust in the State’s most fundamental responsibility, namely, protecting its citizens, are deep and slow to heal.’’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Reported collusion between British forces and loyalist paramilitaries is to be discussed at a meeting between the Taoiseach and the British prime mi(...)