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In 2003, Chuck Feeney signed off on a decision to spend all of his fortune in his lifetime. “Giving while living,” he called it.

Chuck Feeney today is a man of no property. He and his wife Helga live in a modest rented apartment in San Francisco. He has no car or luxuries of any(...)

People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

A deal for the Fisherman’s Quay development  (above), at Grove Island in Corbally, Limerick was reached last year with the financial backing of Limerick City Council. File photograph: Google Street View

An agreement has been reached to save a number of tenants on the verge of being evicted from an apartment block to make way for homeless people. Six (...)

Monika Matracka was found not guilty of murder but guilty of the manslaughter of Michal Rejmer in December 2015.   Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

A 35-year-old woman who stabbed her housemate and former partner to death has been jailed for six years at the Central Criminal Court. After the kil(...)

Yi Huang with her son, Oisín, and her mother, Li Li, who is on a visit from China. Photograph: Eric Luke

Chinese parents are obsessed with their grandchildren and most of them “go mental” if their kids reach a certain age and still don’t have children of (...)

 Monika Matracka is charged with murdering Michal Rejmer between December 30th and 31st last year. Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

A woman on trial for murder told gardaí she stabbed her housemate and former partner in self-defence, prosecutors have told a trial jury. Monika Matr(...)

Patrick Collison, one of the co-founders of online payments firm Stripe, pledged to donate $50,000 to the ACLU on Twitter  after revealing his brother John had pledged $50,000 last December. File photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Stripe, the company co-founded by Irish billionaires Patrick and John Collision, has condemned US president Donald Trump’s immigration policies as “mo(...)

Msgr Fernando Ocáriz Braña (72) succeeds Bishop Javier Echevarría Rodríguez (84), who died in Rome last month

Pope Francis has named Msgr Fernando Ocáriz Braña (72) as the new leader or prelate of Opus Dei. He succeeds Bishop Javier Echevarría Rodríguez (84) w(...)

Caolan O’Donnell, welfare officer at University of Limerick students’ union. “When you see problems written down, they don’t always seem so big.” Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

The number of third-level students seeking help with depression, anxiety, relationships problems and academic issues has reached unprecedented levels(...)

Martyn Irvine won  gold and silver medals in the 2013 World Championships: with an indoor velodrome, other Irish cyclists could emulate him. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

A year and a half after Fingal County Council granted planning permission for what would be Ireland’s first indoor velodrome, there is as yet no sign(...)

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