The military and the Garda’s intelligence wing plan to use a large increase in the secret service budget to reactivate old paramilitary sources ahead of Brexit. File photograph: iStock

The military and the Garda’s intelligence wing plan to use a large increase in the secret service budget to reactivate old paramilitary sources ahead (...)

US president Donald Trump meets with Russian officials at the White House in Washington. Photograph: Russian Foreign Ministry via The New York Times

US president Donald Trump told Russian diplomats that firing the “nut job” FBI director had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to The New Yor(...)

The timing of the decision to fire FBI director James Comey has raised alarm bells. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters/File Photo

Why is Donald Trump’s sacking of the FBI director significant? For only the second time in the FBI’s 109-year history, an FBI director has been fired (...)

Loreto Hall is on the south side of St Stephen’s Green next to the modern office building which replaced the Department of Justice

One of the great Georgian houses on Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green, owned by the Loreto Order since 1911, is expected to attract considerable interest fr(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he has nothing to fear from the publication of the Fennelly report. Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA Wire.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he has nothing to fear from the publication of the Fennelly report. Tánaiste Joan Burton said she expected the report by(...)

The retirement of previous Garda commissioner Martin Callinan in 2014 caused political controversy at the time, and the Opposition accused Taoiseach Enda  Kenny of effectively sacking him. The Taoiseach rejected the allegations.   File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The report on the retirement of former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan is likely to be published early next month, possibly as soon as next week. (...)