Mary Coughlan celebrating her appointment as Minister for Agriculture in 2004. Photograph: Frank Miller

After Constance Markievicz, Ireland had no woman at cabinet for 60 years. In the past century, there have been just 19 female ministers - and two fema(...)

Trade unionist Delia Larkin signing the Anti-Conscription Pledge at City Hall, April 1918. Photograph: National Library

Dáil Éireann: The First 100 Years, 1919-2019 Tuesday, December 11th; Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin; €20/€10 The Houses of the Oireachtas (...)

Ukip and pro-Brexit supporters in London, Britain. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

All versions of Brexit will leave the UK poorer. So said UK chancellor Philip Hammond as he attempted to sell what Theresa May sees as the least painf(...)

Housing activists were removed from a Dublin city centre property that they had been occupying for  three weeks. Photograph: Jack Power/The Irish Times

The latest homeless figures show that almost 10,000 people are accessing State-funded emergency accommodation. While this number represents a slight d(...)

Purple haze: The Custom House, North Dock, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

No, it’s not your eyes playing tricks because of short days and long nights at this time of year. Neither is it a consequence of overindulgence in the(...)

Dr Nora Khaldi founded Nuritas in 2014 and this funding makes it the first Irish biotech company to be backed by the EIB.

Dr Nora Khaldi, founder and chief science officer of Dublin biotechnology company Nuritas, has been chosen as The Irish Times Business Person of the M(...)

John Dowling: “Adorable, always good-humoured and very, very intelligent”. Photograph: Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci/PA

It is not unusual to hear praise for the dead. But the praise yesterday from students and colleagues of John Dowling, the 66-year-old Irish lecturer m(...)

Students taking part in a “Think About Teaching” university foundation course at Maynooth University. (From top left) Anne O’Brien, Wendy Dixon, Temera O’Brien, Emma O’Brien, Aoife O’Reilly, Megan Shannon and Nicola Murphy. Photo: Damien Eagers

Students from disadvantaged backgrounds who get into to university through special access routes can outperform regular students when they have on-cam(...)

Brian O’Driscoll, during his 140th International Test game  against Italy at the Aviva Stadium in 2014. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

An Irish doctor has said the former Ireland rugby captain Brian O’Driscoll’s revelations about taking prescription medicines before playing matches sh(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton  said the internet creates opportunities for others to ‘manipulate our thinking’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There are powerful forces that see the internet as presenting a new way of waging war, according to Minister for Communications Richard Bruton. The (...)

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