File image of Liam Cosgrave jnr at Leinster House for a special Seanad debate. File photograph: Paddy Whelan

The Cosgrave family’s involvement in national politics – which stretches back to the foundation of the State – ended in 2002 when Liam Cosgrave jnr, s(...)

Mavis Arnold (centre) at the launch in 1987 of her booklet ‘Irishwomen into Focus’, with (left)  Thekla Beere, former chairwoman of the Commission on the Status of Women, and the then minister of State for women’s affairs, Nuala Fennell. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

After news broke that the political journalist Bruce Arnold’s home telephone had been tapped by An Garda Síochána, his wife Mavis couldn’t resist joki(...)

 Columnist Kevin Myers will no longer write for ‘The Sunday Times’ following the publication of a piece   containing offensive remarks about Jewish people. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Columnist Kevin Myers will no longer write for The Sunday Times following the publication of a piece on Sunday containing offensive remarks about Jewi(...)

Brendan Smyth: a review established that four Norbertines had sexually abused so many children that it concluded the figure was simply ‘not known’.

The last public Mass by a Norbertine priest in Ireland was celebrated on Sunday September 25th, 2016. As of that date all public ministry by the Norbe(...)

The newsroom of The Irish Times as  Kevin O’Sullivan (left), announced  he was stepping down from the role as   editor role, and that the current deputy editor, Paul O’Neill (right), had been appointed as his successor by the board of The Irish Times. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Paul O’Neill has been appointed Editor of The Irish Times in succession to Kevin O’Sullivan. Mr O’Neill has served as Deputy Editor for almost a decad(...)

Parkview at the Castleknock gate to the Phoenix Park is a small scheme of standard detached homes built in the early 1970s. What sets number 24 apart (...)

Former editor of the ‘Sunday Press’ Michael Keane died on Saturday in hospital. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The funeral Mass has taken place in south Dublin of the former editor of the Sunday Press and public relations consultant Michael Keane. A large num(...)

Jim Downey: September 20th, 1933-April 21st, 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

James Downey, who has died aged 82, was one of the leading journalists of his generation. His elegant prose graced the pages of The Irish Times until (...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.  Photograph Maxpix

The shape of things to come is emerging slowly as the 32nd Dáil prepares to meet for the second time today. There will be a new national coalition g(...)

Current and former female members of the Oireachtas in Leinster House. Photograph: Houses of the Oireachtas collection

People have long debated the reasons for the lack of women in Irish politics. This time, voters have a real choice to correct the gender imbalance, i(...)