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The last of the five Theatre Royals was demolished in 1962. Photograph: Eason Collection/National Library  of Ireland

During this decade of anniversaries, we are often told that Dublin used be the second city of the United Kingdom. And it was, for about five decades. (...)

Tom Barry addressing former IRA colleagues at an annual commemoration of the Kilmichael ambush which took place 100 years ago on November 28th, 1920.

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley became embroiled in controversy over the weekend after posting an “insensitive” tweet about IRA attacks during the War of I(...)

Iranian mourners attend the burial ceremony of slain nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh at Imamzadeh Saleh shrine in northern Tehran on Monday. Photograph: Getty

Jordan and the Emirates have condemned the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, which Iran blames on Israel, although both A(...)

Hong Kong’s chief justice Geoffrey Ma (centre) attends a ceremony to mark the opening of the legal year in Hong Kong on January 13th, 2020. Photograph:  Philip Fong/AFP via Getty

Beijing is expected to target Hong Kong’s independent judiciary as it tightens control over the territory’s institutions, according to Philip Dykes, h(...)

The latest CSO data also shows the number of people arriving into Ireland and departing the country dropped by around a third between September and October of this year. Photograph: iStock

Just over four million overseas passengers have travelled to and from Ireland so far in 2020, down from 17.4 million by the same point last year. Cen(...)

The Irish fleet relies heavily on mackrel in British waters. Photograph: iStock

Handing back the share of fish caught by EU fleets in UK waters proposed by Brussels in Brexit trade talks would be an “unmitigated disaster” for Iris(...)

Supermac’s and Papa John Pizza Counter at the Kinnegad Plaza: City centre locations have been hit hard but turnover and footfall in out-of-town outlets has held up relatively well.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s hospitality sector could take up to four years to recover from the Covid-19 crisis, Supermac’s owner Pat McDonagh has warned. He described (...)

With less than six weeks until Brexit, many businesses in Northern Ireland remain underprepared. File photograph: Bloomberg

Newry wine merchant Anjo Wines has been supplying hotels, bars and restaurants in Northern Ireland since 1985. It is run by brothers Kevin and Garrett(...)

Medical specialists appointed since 2012 can still earn €50,000 a year less than longer serving colleagues. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is a general acceptance at the top of the health service that a decision by the then government in October 2012 to cut the pay of hospital consu(...)

Encrypted phones which can be remotely cleared of data now being used in organised crime, say Garda. Photograph: iStock

The Garda is to focus significant investment in the coming months on cybercrime, which senior officers expect will soon be a major front in the fight (...)

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