Dana Rosemary Scallon’s sister and niece have taken separate High Court defamation actions against the singer and former presidential candidate. Photograph: The Irish Times

Dana Rosemary Scallon has won an appeal that means her sister and niece are required to put up security for legal costs should they lose a defamation (...)

Ernest Blythe (holding hat) in the funeral procession for Michael Collins, 1922. Photograph: Courtesy of National Library of Ireland.

It was no secret to his friends or enemies that Ernest Blythe could be as two-faced as the shilling he took off the old age pension in 1924.   H(...)

An injured person is treated on the Lansdowne Road pitch after violence broke out during the match at Lansdowne Road. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Some of us who were caught up in the Lansdowne Road riots of 20 years ago feel lucky to have escaped from it unscathed. It was an unconscionable brea(...)

English fans have been warned by the FA via email not to indulge in anti-IRA chants in the upcoming friendly match in the Aviva. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The English FA will send out an email to 3,000 of their travelling fans ahead of the friendly against Ireland next month - warning them not to indulge(...)

Detective Peter Daly (centre) and his team with a large haul of narcotics in New York in 1970

It would be unfair to blame the Boy Scout movement for the journey which brought a Donegal man from the epicentre of one the most celebrated narcotics(...)