Garth Brooks in Croke Park in January 2014, to announce two concerts that would never take place. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Everybody knows what Marx said about history repeating itself: first as tragedy, second as farce. But some rare events manage to unfurl as both simult(...)

Flowers at the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has been criticised for casting a slur on people in Tuam through her accusation that there were persons who kn(...)

Bernie Ní Fhlatharta, Mary Wilson, Anne Flaherty, Marese McDonagh and Justine McCarthy

Mary Wilson Mary Wilson presents Drivetime on RTÉ Radio 1. The friendship that changed her life is with four college friends who met when they moved (...)

Independent House: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has for the first time expressed concern over alleged breaches of personal data at Independent News and Media. File photograph: Fran Veale/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has for the first time expressed concern at the alleged breaches of personal data at Independent News and Media, adding that de(...)