Brendan Behan letter: the writer sent a note to Conradh na Gaeilge from what is now Theatre Royal Stratford East, the producer Joan Littlewood’s London theatre

A letter from Brendan Behan, a ballot paper with Michael Collins among the candidates, and correspondence relating to Douglas Hyde, Patrick Pearse and(...)

Pay deal: some teachers feel the proposed deal did not address the issue of lower pay rates for recently recruited teachers. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

‘Banks and developers caused the crisis but teachers and other public servants paid a high price’ – Dr John Walsh, lecturer Dr John Walsh, a lecturer(...)

Tom Morrissey of Limerick with Pat Lyng of Kilkenny prior to this weekend’s U-21 hurling final. Photograph:  Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Bórd Gáis Energy GAA U21 hurling final – Kilkenny v Limerick, Semple Stadium, 3.0 (TG4) In the strange ways of underage competition, these counties m(...)

Gerard Sullivan at his dry dock, Bere island, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Ger O’Sullivan’s family has lived on Bere island off the coast of west Cork for more generations than he can count – yet the businessman has to go to (...)

Opportunists who see the monetary value of the Irish language will do more to save it than experts engaged in a “discourse of despair,” an NUI Galway academic has said.

Opportunists who see the monetary value of the Irish language will do more to save it than experts engaged in a “discourse of despair,” an NUI Galway (...)

The cost of solar is coming down so fast that fossil fuels could have had their day by 2030.

“There is a really compelling business case for companies to make energy savings today,” says John Walsh, who heads up the ESB’s recently established (...)

Gary Walsh (34) killed Cathal Sweeney at a flat, where they were watching an Ireland v England rugby match in 2014. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The main witness in a Dublin murder trial told gardaí that the fatal assault was “all about the rape and the money”, a court has heard. The jury hear(...)

Fishing boats prepare to join the search for missing Rescue 116 crew members Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby at Ballyglass Pier, Belmullet, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/ Phocus

While debris from Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 is still being washed up by the Atlantic, the search for its two missing airmen will continu(...)

The fall in the number of people speaking Irish in the Gaeltacht is particularly dramatic. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The 2016 Census returns, published this week, contain bad news for the Irish language, with a decline across all significant categories: daily speaker(...)

The ESB’s unit said that it had helped 50 Irish and British companies to cut €20 million from their bills over the last year. Photograph: iStockphoto

State company ESB is investing €10 million in a new unit that aids businesses in cutting their energy bills. The group’s Smart Energy Services divisi(...)