As an engineer, one of Thomas Hardiman’s proudest achievements was being elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy in 1980 for his services to science. Photograph: Courtesy RIA

Former RTÉ director general Thomas Hardiman (91) died suddenly at his Donnybrook home in Dublin on Saturday night surrounded by family. He was engin(...)

Catherine Day: former secretary general of the European Commission is succeeded by Alexander Italianer. Photograph: Alan Betson

The incoming secretary general of the European Commission assumed his new role on Tuesday, marking the end of the 10-year tenure of Irish official C(...)

Irish EU official Catherine Day is to step down as Secretary General of the European Commission at the end of August following almost 10 years in the role.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

Irish EU official Catherine Day is to step down as secretary general of the European Commission at the end of August following almost 10 years in the (...)