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Senator Paudie Coffey at the Four Courts on Wednesday for the second day of his High Court action against Iconic Newspapers, publishers of the ‘Kilkenny People’. Photograph: Collins Courts

When Crotty the Robber stood on the gallows in Waterford city in 1742, he probably assumed his courtroom days were behind him. He was wrong. And whe(...)

Theresa May during prime minister’s questions  on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Chastened by their failure to organise a coup against Theresa May, the leaders of the Brexiteer European Research Group (ERG) sat in sulky silence dur(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: nobody serious in London, Brussels or Dublin believes technology can resolve the issue of the Border. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

Now that the immediate threat to her leadership has receded, Theresa May has turned her focus on how to limit the Conservative rebellion against her B(...)

In Switzerland about two thirds of 15 year olds enter apprenticeships which are “highly valued” in their society, the  Oireachtas education committee has heard. Image: iStock

The prestige of apprenticeships has declined due to an “overwhelming” focus on college places and CAO points, an Oireachtas education committee has he(...)

IFSC: the CSO’s financial sector survey involves a new sample and changes to the original questionnaire, which may have resulted in changes “in the levels of some series”.

With Dublin’s financial sector seemingly booming, analysts were left scratching their heads by new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on(...)

Former Irish president Seán T O’Kelly greets then British prime minister Clement Attlee in Dublin in 1948. File photograph: The Irish Times

Clement Attlee, the Labour prime minister whose government founded the welfare state, looked after a child refugee who escaped from the Nazis in the m(...)

‘Our bill would seek to regularise the position of children born in Ireland who have been resident here for at least three years and who are currently potentially facing deportation,’ Ivana Bacik said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government will not support a Labour Party Bill which would give citizenship rights to children of non-national parents if they are born in Irelan(...)

DUP politician Sammy Wilson, who is Member of Parliament (MP) for East Antrim, speaks at the ‘Leave Means Rally’. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

The DUP has continued its hard rhetoric against Theresa May’s Brexit deal, with spokesman Sammy Wilson saying that their efforts were “directed to def(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May addresses delegates at the annual Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference in central London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May sought the support of business for the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement on Monday as her Eurosceptic critics insisted that they were clos(...)

 New home construction is struggling to meet demand in the absence of developers’ ability to scale up. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The developer which acquired land formerly belonging to RTÉ in Donnybrook has signalled its intention to build up to 17 per cent more units than origi(...)

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