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Higgins’ current seven-year term as President is due to come to an end in October 2018 if it is not renewed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins says he will not announce if he is going to run for the presidency again until September 2018. His current seven-year ter(...)

A photograph of Shane “Jack” Watson outside Leinster House, before details of his past became public. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Last Tuesday framed photographs of Shane “Jack” Watson and Danielle Carroll sat on a ledge outside a shop on Suffolk Street, in the middle of Dublin, (...)

Michele McCormack (Chicago Rose 1985)

Michele McCormack (Chicago Rose 1985) Michele McCormack became the Chicago Rose “when it was still fun and not so serious”. Even now more than three(...)

Gold and zinc exploration company Connemara Mining has appointed Patrick Cullen as its chief executive. Photograph: iStock

Zinc and gold exploration company Connemara Mining has appointed Patrick Cullen as its new chief executive. Mr Cullen’s appointment takes effect from(...)

 Pauline Sugrue in her kitchen-cookery classrom: “We were keen not to interfere with the house too much – what’s the point in having a modernised old house?” Photograph: Trevor McBride

Imagine learning to cook in an Edwardian bank building where the kitchen is the original banking hall and the old safe cleverly doubles as the cool sp(...)

‘Rents in London are high... but I couldn’t fathom paying the kind of sums that are being asked for in Dublin.’ Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s biggest private landlord Ires Reit is now asking tenants for two months’ rent - an average of ¤3,000 - as a deposit, it emerged this week. I(...)

Gold Coast University Hospital: a 37-year-old Irish man is in an induced coma after a construction-site fall in Brisbane. Photograph: Shiftchange/WC

An Irish worker is in critical condition after falling multiple stories at a construction site in Brisbane, Australia. Local media said the 37-year-(...)

Alun Wyn Jones and Leigh Halfpenny celebrate after victory for the Lions in the third Test against Australia in Sydney in 2013. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Warren Gatland’s Lions have a chance to win a Test series when they face New Zealand in the third and final match at Eden Park on Saturday. Only the t(...)

Sean O’Brien arriving at a judicial hearing at the New Zealand Rugby offices in Wellington on Sunday. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

Had Sean O’Brien been suspended for the third Test it would undoubtedly have been a game changer in favour of the All Blacks. Hereabouts, they respect(...)

Emma Greenbury working in Dublin: ‘I miss the sunshine but I do not miss the heat.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Emma Greenbury had spent less than a month in her new home when it occurred to her that she had never experienced harassment on the streets of Dublin.(...)

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