Malachy Browne was part of a team of journalists awarded the prize in the international reporting category for a series of stories “exposing the predations of Vladimir Putin’s regime”, the Pulitzer committee said. Photograph: Earl Wilson/New York Times

Limerick journalist Malachy Browne has been named as one of the winners of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. Mr Browne, a senior story producer wi(...)

 Vincent Browne at the launch of  Alone’s Christmas Campaign  in  Dublin with  Donald Smith and Annette Egan, who avail of Alone services

The number of isolated and lonely older people seeking support has risen by 40 per cent in the past year reflecting Ireland’s rapidly ageing populatio(...)

The neo-Georgian Gorse Hill, Killiney,  Co Dublin: it is situated on one of the best coastal sites in Ireland

Gorse Hill, the Killiney Hill trophy home formerly owned by solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his wife, Mary Pat, has sold for €9.5 million to an undisclo(...)

It is understood the bulk of the allegations relate to events which occurred in the early 2000s. Photograph: Frank Miller

A High Court judge is to examine allegations that garda intelligence personnel engaged in illegal phone-tapping of citizens. The allegations, reporte(...)

Terry Prone and Anton Savage at the funeral of Tom Savage in Grange, Co Louth. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

While the funeral of Tom Savage attracted many well-known figures, it was simply put in the Mass: “The son of the Cooley soil returned to be laid to (...)

Austin Stack (c), son of Brian Stack, a prison officer murdered by the IRA in 1983, at a Sinn Féin press conference in Dublin, where he confronted Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Staging a disruption at a media conference or event - as Austin Stack, whose father was murdered by the IRA, did during a press conference featuring S(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and  Taoiseach  Enda Kenny: €12 billion available over the lifetime of the next government, according to Noonan.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Campaigning in the general election will begin today when Fine Gael launches its “long-term economic plan”. This will include the party’s proposed “r(...)

Seamus Heaney’s remains are carried by his sons Michael (left) and Christopher (centre) and their uncle Barry Devlin  at the Church of the Sacred Heart Donnybrook. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Poet Seamus Heaney’s last words were in a text message to his wife Marie last Friday, minutes before he passed away, his son Michael said yesterday. “(...)