A file photo from June 2016 of Queen Elizabeth II looking out from the window at Buckingham Palace, central London. Photograph: PA

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth missed a New Year’s Day church service on Sunday due to a heavy cold, Buckingham Palace said, a week after the 90-year-old m(...)

The wooden bridge to Bull Island, Dollymount, Co Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

1. Dublin gangs may use foreign contract killers Feuding gangs in Dublin may be planning to pay foreign contract killers to come to Ireland to murd(...)

Ivan Yates with his wife, Deirdre: Rumours of  his departure for Wales were exaggerated.

It was the year of Brexit, the Panama papers and Ivan Yates leaving Newstalk. But our number one most-read is not one of these. Nor is it the perenni(...)

Claire Foy playing Queen Elizabeth and Matt Smith as Prince Philip in The Crown

Now that Christmas has arrived, it’s time for political junkies to take some downtime. Here are some ideas on how they might treat themselves over the(...)

Donal Billings:  the judge said Billings had placed a highly dangerous explosive on a public transport vehicle containing an innocent driver and many passengers. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A man who put an incendiary device on a Dublin-bound passenger bus and made bomb threats during the State visit of Queen Elizabeth five years ago has(...)

There is a stark contrast with the way President Higgins has used his office to promote his particular analysis of politics and society with the way his two predecessors behaved in the office. Photograph: Reuters/Pool/Maxwells

President Higgins crossed a line with his overblown tribute to Fidel Castro. While there was no official response from the mainstream parties, there i(...)

 Sir Terry Wogan receives a posthumous Presidential Distinguished Service Awards.  Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Much-missed broadcaster Terry Wogan, ground-breaking architect Angela Brady and innovative scientist Garret A FitzGerald are among the recipients of t(...)

 Donal Billings (66) of St Bridget’s Court, Drumlish, Co Longford, was found guilty last month  of having an explosive substance and  knowingly making false reports. Photograph: Collins

The Special Criminal Court has heard an incendiary bomb was placed on a Dublin-bound passenger bus during the State visit of Queen Elizabeth five year(...)

The refit of Buckingham Palace will include replacing boilers, and miles of cables, pipes and electrical wires when it begins in April next year, subject to parliamentary approval. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Buckingham Palace is to undergo a major 10-year refurbishment, costing nearly £370 million (€431m). It had been thought Queen Elizabeth may have to m(...)

 Geoff Barry and Ken Doyle of the  Royal British Legion were standard bearers during the Remembrance Sunday service at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The 1916 Rising had been commemorated in an “inclusive and sensitive way’’ when compared to events in 1966, Dr Houston McKelvey, honorary chaplain to (...)