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The remains of Karl Shiels are carried from church followed by his partner, Laura Honan.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Fair City actor Karl Shiels, who died suddenly last Monday aged just 47, “filled his life and lived it to the full”, his funeral Mass has been told. (...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton has said  the National Broadband Plan contract will likely be signed later this year.  Photograph: iStock

Some €200 million in tax revenue over the next two to three years will be required to pay for the National Broadband Plan, Minister for Finance Pascha(...)

Protesters outside the Department of Agriculture campaign against cruelty to greyhounds. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Cabinet has heard calls for the entire board of the Irish Greyhound Board to resign following recent controversy over animal cruelty in the indust(...)

At a political level, there is some concern that the review of the latest failing in the CervicalCheck screening programme will not assess events within Minister for Health Simon Harris’s private office. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

What is a glitch, exactly? The question has arisen in the context of the most recent problem to arise with the national cervical cancer screening serv(...)

Derville Rowland, director general of financial conduct at the Central Bank. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The full impact of the tracker mortgage scandal was laid bare in the Central Bank of Ireland’s final report on the issues on Tuesday. It made for depr(...)

Former RTE broadcaster Michael Fortune has died. Photograph: Irish Greyhound Board

Former RTÉ broadcaster Michael Fortune has died. Originally from Co Wexford, Fortune was a well-known horseracing and greyhound commentator who previ(...)

Karl Shiels’ agent says the actor was ‘a uniquely talented individual, simultaneously intense, light-hearted funny and sharp-witted.’

Tributes have been paid to “force of nature” actor Karl Shiels who has died aged 47. Shiels, from Chapelizod in Dublin, was best-known for his role i(...)

  Family and friends following the hearse in the Liberties on their way to the funeral Mass of comedian Brendan Grace. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The first sign the coffin was on its way was the arrival of a large wreath spelling out the word ‘Bottler’, in tribute to one of Brendan Grace’s best (...)

Patients’ representatives Lorraine Walsh and Stephen Teap. Photograph/Crispin Rodwell: The Irish Times

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has said it is regrettable that the HSE did not inform him, his department or patient representatives at an earli(...)

Keith Byrne with his wife Keran.

The American wife of an Irish man who has been threatened with deportation from the US has said it is “so unfair” that possession of marijuana for per(...)

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