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A three-month deal from March 2020 allowed access for public patients to 2,300 beds in private hospitals and cost €287 million. Photograph: iStock

The Health Service Executive (HSE) never used more than 45 per cent of the capacity of private hospitals that was taken over by the State during the e(...)

Sinn Fein TD Imelda Munster  was told the Office of Government Procurement  does not collect data on tenders awarded, projects completed on time and  whether they were completed at expected costs. Photograph: Cyril Byrn

Public money was spent in an “absolute scamble” for supplies as Covid-19 hit Ireland last year, the Public Accounts Committee has been told. The com(...)

Charles “Lal” Burke:  a gentleman with a warm smile, a great voice and a talent for picking winners

Charles “Lal” Burke, the only son of Flor and Tess Burke, passed away peacefully on October 19th, and was the last of a generation of Burkes responsib(...)

 Patrick Quirke of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary: jailed for  the murder of 52-year-old Bobby Ryan. Photograph:  Collins Courts

The Court of Appeal has heard that an appeal by Tipperary farmer, Patrick Quirke, against his conviction last year for the murder of Bobby Ryan could (...)

This is an exciting time for Irish music. the dreary male with Guitar is being replaced and a wave of multicultural and multifaceted (...)

Michael Cawley has tendered his resignation as chairman of Fáilte Ireland. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The chairman of Fáilte Ireland Michael Cawley has resigned from his position after it emerged he is currently on a family holiday in Italy. In a sta(...)

‘There is huge public concern at the arrival into Ireland of visitors from the United States (during Covid-19 pandemic),’ Labour transport spokesman Duncan Smith said.   File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Between 200 and 250 people a day are arriving in Ireland from the United States, with many transatlantic flights operating at a fraction of their capa(...)

Clockwise from left: Frances Black, Darina Allen, John Creedon, Eavan Boland, Ann Rossiter, Ailbhe Smyth, Brendan Gleeson and Sheila Gallagher

Brendan Gleeson, Eavan Boland, JOHN CREEDON, DARINA ALLEN and others pass on advice during this uncertain time It can be hard to take stock when(...)

Alan McMonagle. Photograph:  John Minihan

Well now. Here we all are in Hodges Figgis, taking advantage of a tiny window before social distancing kicks in. Thanks for coming here to celebrate (...)

A ‘turnkey home’ is what Helen O’Rahilly has moved in to but there’ll be something missing when she steps over the threshold

I’m buying my first Dublin home. I’m waiting for an exchange date and hope to move in next month. After 30 years in London, it’ll be my third hou(...)

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