Claire Byrne

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An independent report recommended that the IABA adopt a new structure that would include a 12-member board of directors to oversee its running. Half of the board would be independent. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

Minister for Sport Jack Chambers has described an unsigned document distributed at board level in Irish boxing that was critical of former high perfor(...)

A computer generated impression of the new National Maternity Hospital.

Political Correspondent The owners of the proposed site for the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) have argued that having two landowners and two(...)

Claire Byrne has underscored her reputation as an assured interrogator of current affairs, but a certain stolidity can creep into proceedings. Photograph: RTÉ

What with the state of the world right now, it’s understandable to yearn for the certainties of the past. But for anyone wistfully harking back to the(...)

Dr Tony Holohan announced last month he was stepping down from his position as chief medical officer to take on the new role at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has called for a “pause” and “reassessment” around the planned secondment of Dr Tony Holohan to Trinity College before the Go(...)

Paul Reid: ‘We need to turn this tide again asap and repeat doing the basics. Please wear your mask appropriately, come forward for your booster or primary vaccine and isolate if [you have] symptoms.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The Minister for Health has said the extra transmissibility of the BA.2 variant means “quite extreme measures” would be needed to contain it. Stephe(...)

As of Monday morning there were 1,308 people in hospital with Covid-19 of whom 49 are in ICU – the most since April 2nd of last year. Photograph: iStock

Almost 64,000 cases of Covid-19 have been diagnosed in the last five days as the number of patients in hospital with the virus has surged to the highe(...)

 Pierre Zakrzewski (L) with colleagues in Kyiv, Ukraine. Zakrzewski was recalled as a ‘a truth-teller’ and a ‘free spirit’ by his brothers. Photograph: Fox News via The New York Times

It’s a week in which the country celebrates its national holiday, but it’s hard to feel much joy. On Tuesday, bulletins carry the dreadful news about (...)

Pierre Zakrzewksi with  niece Clara (left), wife Michelle, mother Marie-Ange, sister Karola and her  baby Grayson, and nephew Braedyn. Photograph: Zakrzewksi Family

It was the obligation of “telling the truth” and being an eyewitness to conflicts that sent Irish photojournalist Pierre Zakrzewksi into war zones, hi(...)

Cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski (L) posing with colleagues at the Kyiv Intercontinental Hotel. Photograph: Fox News/AFP via Getty

Two brothers of Fox cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski have spoken of their free spirited brother who loved his job and believed that it was important to rev(...)

Alexey Rashevskiy, Masha Vasilieva, Anna Malogulko and Alex Malogulko. The four Russian friends who meet with The Irish Times at the CHQ in Dublin feel they cannot be silent.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

This is not a good time to be a Russian abroad. Their country is an international pariah, their president Vladimir Putin widely loathed and every day (...)

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