Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church at funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Integrity was the hallmark of Liam Cosgrave’s private and professional life, mourners were told at the former taoiseach’s funeral Mass on Saturday. “(...)

Jacinda Ardern (centre), New Zealand’s new opposition Labour leader, speaks to the press alongside members of her party in August. Photograph: Charlotte Greenfield/Reuters/File Photo

A possible Labour-Green coalition narrowed the gap with the ruling National Party in New Zealand’s final election tally, strengthening their position (...)

President Michael D Higgins: said he would make his intentions known after next summer. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Almost two thirds of voters want to see President Michael D Higgins serve a second term in office, according the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion(...)

The Denis O’Brien-controlled company Communicorp operates the nationwide stations Newstalk and Today FM, along with a number of regional stations. Photograph: David Sleator

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is to seek clarification from Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp radio group following its decision to ban Irish (...)

British prime minister Theresa May has had a terrible week as the pitiful anti-climax of her conference speech was followed yesterday by mounting spec(...)

NUJ general secretary for Ireland Seamus Dooley said there was a  serious problem with media ownership in Ireland.

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has described the decision by Communicorp to ban Irish Times journalists from its radio programmes, as “bizarr(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. The controversial grant scheme for first-time buyers is to remain almost completely unchanged in next week’s budget

The controversial grant scheme for first-time buyers is to remain almost completely unchanged in next week’s budget despite previous consideration of (...)

Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom: “I was a proponent of leave for your sake, for my kids’ sake, for the next generation.” Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Sitting in the Youth Zone at the Conservative conference in Manchester with Andrea Leadsom and her mother, it was hard to escape the conclusion that t(...)

General secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions  Patricia King said the retention of the 9 per cent Vat rate for the hospitality sector was ‘pure wrong’.

Employers will face pay claims to compensate for soaring accommodation costs unless there is an immediate policy shift by Government to tackle the hou(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers his keynote speech during the Labour Party conference in Brighton. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Jim Callaghan would have had some sympathy for Theresa May as she struggled with her croaky voice and the prankster handing her a mock P45. Back in 19(...)