Brian Lenihan, Eileen Lemass, Charles Haughey and Gerry Collins at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

It was not so much the reopening of Stepaside Garda station that suggested “stroke politics” – it was the unsubtle banners that festooned the constit(...)

Martin Keane outside the Oliver St John Gogarty in Temple Bar, probably Dublin’s most profitable – and expensive – pub, with a pint of Heineken costing €8. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Martin Keane, the publican and developer at the centre of the stalled €100 million Iveagh Market regeneration project, radiates the rare auld times. H(...)

Joe Gilmore, chief executive of Ireland West Airport, Knock, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

“And they said it couldn’t be done,” read the headline on a souvenir supplement of the Western People on May 28th, 1986 – the official opening day of (...)

The People’s debate with Vincent Browne. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

It was to be no routine meeting of Kerry County Council in the Ashe Memorial Hall in Tralee. Vincent Browne was in town to assess the level of debate(...)

Donal O’Sullivan: His character sketches are brilliant moments of personality

Although art has the reputation of being timeless, it has fashions like everything else. While the best artists follow the driving impulses of their o(...)

‘The mantra of politeness is robust and important’

Many people dislike references to Thomas Jefferson because he is, to quote that ubiquitous word, “problematic”. He was a polymath, draftsman of the US(...)

Allied Irish Banks: “AIB has a long history of being bailed out by taxpayers, of poor corporate culture, of excessive remuneration, and of overcharging customers.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government strategy for privatising AIB has focused solely on the art of the deal – the price, how much to sell, and when to sell our 99 per cent.(...)

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Gardaí at the scene of the fire at Scoil Naithi in Ballinteer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Scoil Naithí primary school in Ballinteer will remain closed for a second week from next Monday after suffering “extensive damage” in a fire. The(...)

Gardaí at the scene of the fire at Scoil Naithí in Ballinteer this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

The Scoil Naithí primary school in Ballinteer will remain closed for the week after a fire on Monday morning “extensively damaged” the south Dublin Ga(...)