The Microsoft case pits the company against the US government in a tussle over emails held in its Dublin data centre

US supreme court cases, by their very nature, are always significant. Each year the court agrees to hear only about 1 per cent of all the cases petiti(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar:  “We are going to have to build up new alliances.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A Europe without Britain could potentially be a difficult place for Ireland, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Speaking on BBC’s Spotlight programme (...)

People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

Cycling on the beach at Jurmala, Latvia – not as easy as it looks

There are, broadly speaking, two types of cycling holidays. There’s those cyclists you see on, say, the Beara Peninsula, slogging uphill with packed p(...)

Anne Foley: “If you have money you can buy a psychiatrist or a psychologist, or you can buy services for your child if they need them.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Anne Foley (54) describes feeling “absolutely worthless” in a hospital emergency department when her mood so low she could hardly speak. Having told (...)

  Brian Bobey (64) who has been jailed for   18 months for fraudulently taking a total of €158,726 in benefits from the State between 1997 and 2013.  Photograph: Collins Courts

A Dublin man who claimed his late mother’s pension for 16 years after her death has been jailed for a year and a half. Father-of-two Brian Bobey (64)(...)

A  pilot has written to Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary (above) over concerns of colleagues at the airline’s refusal to entertain collective bargaining. File photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

A Ryanair pilot has written to chief executive Michael O’Leary outlining the concerns of colleagues over the airline’s refusal to entertain collective(...)

A Pembrokeshire bronze turkey for 8-10 people costs between €65.25-€79.75 for Irish customers; but the equivalent cost for UK customers is just €50.32-€61.51.

Irish customers of Marks & Spencer are set to pay up to 39 per cent more than their UK counterparts for their turkeys, mince pies and trifles this(...)

A surveillance device was placed in the Coachman’s Inn near Dublin Airport after gardaí saw Seamus McGrane meeting another man there on a monthly basis. Image: Google Streetview

A Co Louth man accused of directing the activities of the IRA discussed bomb-making in the snug of a Dublin pub that had been bugged by Garda detectiv(...)

The pair were approached in their car at a shop in Ashtown and gardaí found a firearm, Halloween mask and a container of petrol.

A man apprehended by gardaí who suspected he was on his way to carry out an attack linked to the Kinahan-Hutch feud will appear in court on Saturday. (...)