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Saoirse Ronan is selling her five-bedroom, five-bathroom home in Co Wicklow. Irish Times photomontage

Since moving into Pine Lodge, in Greystones, in 2017, the Golden Globe-winning actor Saoirse Ronan has spent a small fortune transforming her €1.4 mil(...)

Brian Cowen has been receiving treatment in hospital following serious concerns for his health earlier this month.  Photograph:Alan Betson

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen is making progress in treatment for an illness which has seen him hospitalised since earlier this month, his brother Barr(...)

Central Bank of Ireland building. When IBRC was put into liquidation 2013, the State handed over government bonds to the Central Bank to replace the emergency loans. Photograph: Alan Betson

Being the lender of last resort during the financial crisis has, without doubt, been the Central Bank of Ireland’s most profitable work. Ever. Last (...)

The Department of Justice said it had yet to be formally notified of any moves to convert Hatch Hall into a hotel. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Dublin’s Hatch Hall, currently in use as a direct provision centre, is to become a five-star hotel with the company behind Ashford Castle set to make (...)

Hands across the water: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets US president Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday. Photograph: Reuters/Jim Young

The one-man brand and US president, Donald Trump, considers himself to be one of the world’s truly great marketers. He has a point. Think of all the n(...)

Racegoers react during the 2.50 Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Nama who? Troika? What troika? It was like Cheltenham scooped up to 59,209-strong crowd at Prestbury Park and transported us all back to 2007. Like w(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen made the comments at the Cheltenham racing festival. File photograph: Eric Luke

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen said he expects the UK to delay Brexit but could not say what it would bring as there was “very little room” for the EU t(...)

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Good morning, and happy Valentine’s Day — the day the price of a bunch of roses rises by national children’s hospital proportions. Matters in Fianna (...)

Racegoers pictured at Leopardstown Racecourse, Co Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Near-record St Stephen’s Day temperatures brought a bumper crowd to Leopardstown for the start of this year’s Christmas festival. Ostensibly mid-wint(...)

Incoming AIB chief executive Colin Hunt: Former political adviser will not there is little will to improve bankers’ pay. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

As a former Government adviser, AIB’s incoming chief executive Colin Hunt shouldn’t need to have the political landscape explained to him when it come(...)

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