Kevin Myers with Michael O’Leary at the launch of the former’s memoir, ‘A Single Headstrong Heart’, last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There were quare things going on when I was away, a reminder of what a strange little country this can be. Abandoning emails and television, I allowed(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen with wife Mary after he was  conferred with an honorary doctorate of law. Photograph: Alan Betson

This article comes with a health warning. It describes scenes involving Brian Cowen, Bertie Ahern and sundry members of the last Fianna Fáil governmen(...)

The National University of Ireland is to confer an honorary doctorate on the former taoiseach Brian Cowen at a ceremony in Dublin Castle next week. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The National University of Ireland is to confer an honorary doctorate on the former taoiseach Brian Cowen at a ceremony in Dublin Castle next week. M(...)

Fine Gael leadership candidate Leo Varadkar during a 5k run in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Simon Coveney would, I imagine, have been quite happy to throw Leo Varadkar in a vat of avocado mash last Sunday. Coveney reminded us that, for all th(...)

Artist and former banker  Bob Ryan (left) with  Maurice Manning  at the launch of Ryan’s book  With A Tap On The Knee – Memoirs Of A Reluctant Banker  in 2001. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh
Obituary: Bob Ryan
  • People
  • April 15, 2017, 01:10

Bob Ryan, artist and former banker, who has died at the age of 86, spent most of his time in the world of finance longing to paint whenever he chose. (...)

Prof Ronan Fanning: “A brilliant, teacher, researcher and writer.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Tributes have been paid to Ronan Fanning, professor emeritus of modern Irish history at UCD, who has died aged 75. He was the author of several book(...)

 July 1922: Free State soldiers  in  Dublin during  the Civil War. Photograph:  Brooke/Topical Press Agency/Getty

There should be only one State event to mark the Irish Civil War, rather than a series marking every major incident, the chairman of the Expert Adviso(...)

 An event marking the centenary of the 1916 Rising. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Historians involved in advising the decade of centenaries “point blank” refused a Government request to use the Northern Ireland peace process as a fr(...)

Former minister for communications  Alex White has accused Sinn Féin of having ‘very little impact’ on the Easter Rising commemorations. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has made “very little impact” on the Easter Rising commemorations, a former Labour minister has said. Former minister for communications A(...)

Damien English: said a proposal to extend the Seanad electorate could mean an estimated 5.3 million people entitled to vote

A proposal to extend the Seanad electorate could mean an estimated 5.3 million people entitled to vote, Minister of State Damien English has said. “(...)