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Martin Fraser has been secretary general at the Department of the Taoiseach for a decade. Photograph: GIS

Ireland has very few civil servants that have become household names, even fleetingly. Robert Watt’s recent pay hike on becoming secretary general of(...)

Westport House, Westport, Co Mayo. Photograph: Johnny Bambury Fennell Photography

The Hughes family behind the Portwest clothing group plan to invest up to €75 million in Westport House and Estate and the adjacent Hotel Westport. (...)

Garth Brooks at Croke Park: Dubliners banned his concerts and built a big wall around the capital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Who were the people of ancient 2014? Did they eat the same food as us? Were they really “all about that bass”? Did they know the secrets of iron? What(...)

The  portrait of Vicky Phelan commissioned by Heroes Aid  which will be auctioned with all proceeds going to help frontline healthcare workers during the Covid pandemic.

CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan has paid tribute to the artist who painted her portrait for “making the invisible visible” and says she hopes th(...)

CNN news anchor John King has been one of the media stars of the US election coverage thanks to his ‘magic wall’ interactive election map. Photograph: CNN.

Ballina and Carlingford can claim Joe Biden and Doonbeg Donald Trump but Doonloughan in Connemara can join an illustrious list of famous Irish ancestr(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the potential election of Joe Biden as US president could help Ireland in Brexit talks and improve the global response to t(...)

US president Donald Trump arriving at the Trump International golf resort in Doonbeg on board Marine One in June 2019. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump’s three golf courses in Ireland and Scotland have reported total combined losses of $63.6 million (€54,5 million), the New Y(...)

Vicky Phelan with her family, Amelia, Darragh and Jim, at the launch of her book Overcoming, at the University of Limerick. Photograph: Alan Place

“I didn’t expect parenthood to be as hard as it is,” says Vicky Phelan, author, women’s health advocate and mother of two. “I’ll never forget the pain(...)

Defined by his walrus moustache, John Bolton became an almost cartoonish caricature of a certain kind of American conservative. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

The former US national security adviser, now one of his president’s harshest critics, shares his controversial views on Donald Trump, Ireland, Brex(...)

Aine and Rita McInerney with their father Murt McInerney  in Ennis last year

Murt McInerney was born into Fianna Fáil. A member of the party for more than 60 years, he drew deeply on the loyalties of his mother, Minnie O’Grady,(...)

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