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Napoleon Bonaparte: had many connections with people born in Ireland

Shortly before his death on May 5th, 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte, in exile on St Helena, wrote a codicil to his will, bequeathing 10,000 francs (about £5(...)

Bessborough in Cork city – site of proposed development and subject of oral planning hearing which has now concluded. Photograph: Provision

The Mother and Baby Home in Bessborough, where more than 900 babies and women died, has cast a shadow over Cork, and the people of the city do not wan(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and HSE chief executive Paul Reid during a visit to the Citywest Covid-19 vaccination centre in Dublin last Wednesday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Those who have been close to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin say he never expected to be taoiseach, given the state of the party when he became lead(...)

Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire   confirmed   yesterday that the case had been settled but declined to make any further comment. Photograph:   Tom Honan

Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has settled a defamation claim against RTÉ for a sum understood to be in excess of €150,000. The settlement was re(...)

Cork North Central TD Colm Burke says international research has found that Covid-19 can have long-term effects on people who contract the disease and Ireland needs to address the issue as a matter of urgency. File photograph: iStock

The Health Service Executive (HSE) should establish a dedicated health unit to research the long-term effects of Covid-19 and to support patients, inc(...)

The Sipo report shows Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan were among the politicians who returned donations they received in 2019. Photograph: Julien Behal/ PA Wire

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) made donations of €1,000 – the maximum allowed under political funding rules – to 21 local and Europe(...)

A flood in Blackpool, Cork city, in 2012. The proposed flood relief scheme would involve ‘putting a 350m stretch of the river Bride into a culvert near Orchard Court in Blackpool’. File photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A newly formed campaign group is to seek a judicial review of a Government decision to allow a €20 million flood relief scheme proceed for one of the (...)

Waterfront South Central site, Dublin. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Developer Johnny Ronan must not be granted permission for a 45-storey tower in Dublin’s docklands, city council planners have warned An Bord Pleanála.(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin shakes hands with Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald as Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar looks on at the final TV leaders’ debate at the RTÉ studios in Donnybrook, Dublin in February, 2020. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Almost 20 Fianna Fáil TDs have said they would not rule out holding coalition talks with Sinn Féin after the next general election. It comes after Ta(...)

“It would also be reassuring ... if the HSE could include home-help workers and other care-givers as a priority group for vaccinations as home-help workers provide essential care and support for older people in their homes.” File photograph: Getty

Home-helps and other care-givers looking after elderly people at home should be given the Covid-19 vaccine as a priority to help protect the most vuln(...)

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