Two years ago, the Dublin Circuit Court ruled that Sayed Mirwais could not recover €11,713 that he said he won playing roulette from Automatic Amusements Ltd, which trades as D1 Casino on Dorset Street in the capital. Photograph: iStock

An independent arbitrator could have the power to rule on disputes between punters and bookies under a Government plan to modernise how gambling is re(...)

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® awards for beaches: Inchydoney Beach in Clonakilty, Co Cork. Photograph: TripAdvisor

Inchydoney Beach in Clonakilty, Co Cork has been named the best beach in Ireland in TripAdvisor’s 2019 Travellers’ Choice awards for beaches. Second (...)

President Michael D Higgins at the official opening of  Flac’s new head office in Dublin, which coincides with its 50th anniversary. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

President Michael D Higgins has said it is not acceptable that in a State which claims to be a democracy the “most vulnerable section of our society i(...)

The Geo Ocean III  transporting a body recovered from the wreckage of an aircraft  that was carrying  footballer Emiliano Sala and the pilot, David Ibbotson, docked in Weymouth harbour on Thursday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The families of Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson were waiting on Thursday for a body recovered from the wreckage of thei(...)

Ross McQuade, left, Richard Henry, Conor Yorke and Padraig Fallon in O’Neill’s

Ten years ago I was a law student at UCD, and the city which had become my second home was about to be snatched away from under my feet. I wasn’t very(...)

Charlie Connelly mixes historical anecdote with reportage and memoir as he goes “in search of the magic of radio”.

A veteran of the Royal Air Corps during the first World War and a cousin of the writer Aldous Huxley, Capt Peter Eckersley seems like an unlikely prec(...)

Designer-maker Scott Benefield from Co Antrim who has the North’s only artisanal glassblowing studio, BTU Studio

Furniture designer Colin Harris set up his own studio in Newcastle, Co Dublin in 2015 – but he’s far from being a novice. An engineering graduate fro(...)

Racing driver Hunter Abbott with AlcoSense personal use breathalyser. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Every household in Ireland should be given a single-use breathalyser because of the implications of tighter drink-driving legislation now in force in (...)

Gwyneth Paltrow: ‘I’m a real person who wants to eat delicious stuff’. Photograph: Ryan Pfluger/The New York Times

Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at Marcus, the Michelin-starred restaurant at the Berkeley Hotel, London, just as the lunch service is getting started. Perfec(...)

Annie Besant filled halls across Britain as one of the National Secular Society’s most effective public speakers, and worked as a journalist for the National Reformer.

In 1874, Annie Besant left her controlling husband and reinvented herself as one of Victorian Britain’s leading activists. Fifteen years later, she re(...)

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