Paul Murphy, Richard Boyd Barrett  and Bríd Smith of Solidarity/People Before Profit. Murphy has left the Socialist Party to form his own far-left party which he will launch on Monday.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Here’s a heartwarming little announcement aimed at Paul Murphy – who left the Socialist Party on Thursday – which arrived too late for this week’s Soc(...)

Leo Varadkar receives a birthday cake from DCU students and staff in Ballymun. The guest list for the Taoiseach’s birthday party has been putting noses out of joint. Photograph:  Julien Behal

It’s been like living through the opening scenes of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory this week in Leinster House, with a cast of increasingly for(...)

Davenport Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman Noel O’Callaghan’s hotel group plans to spend €30 million on a facelift for three of its Dublin properties. The news comes days after it (...)

 Dr Len O’Hagan, Terry Buckley, Michael Doorly, Robert Pitt, Leslie Buckley, Ryan Preston, Jerome Kennedy, Tríona Mullane, David Harrison and Allan Marshall at an extraordinary general meeting called by Independent News & Media at the O’Callaghan Alexander Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

“What on earth has happened to this company? Is there no morality left?” asked Martin Fitzpatrick, pensioner and former business correspondent of the (...)

Due to an unfortunate oversight, we understand the hotel that hosted the Fine Gael ladies lunch was not given the instruction to limit the free drink to a bottle of red and a bottle of white per table.

A lot of talk about “straws in the wind” in a week when the countdown to Enda Kenny’s departure from the leadership of Fine Gael became the talk of Le(...)

After dinner in Yamamori restaurant with his sister one evening in 2014, David (31) from Enniscrone, Co Sligo, met Hinata (25), who had come from Tok(...)