Insurance companies have claimed the cost of premiums is due to the increased cost of claims and fraud. Photograph: iStock

Two insurance companies recorded earnings roughly double their targets last year but have denied the figures amount to “super profits” following criti(...)

Eimear O’Grady’s first foray into stunt work was as a student, when she was asked to jump off a crane. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

As a stuntwoman, no two days at the office are the same for Eimear O’Grady. On any given film shoot, she could be tasked with jumping from a great hei(...)

Based in Australia she may be, but the name of Áine Tyrrell should be reasonably familiar to anyone on the planet who has their ear cocked towards Iri(...)

Hozier: things are ramping up for the tall fella

SATURDAY 15 HOZIER Olympia Theatre Dublin 7pm €34.50 (sold out) ticketmaster.ie; also Sunday/Monday, same venue; Wednesday, Ulster Hall Belfast 8pm(...)

Philly McMahon lifts Sam Maguire after Dublin’s All-Ireland SFC final win over Mayo last year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin GAA has been further boosted by a five-year extension to their sponsorship deal with insurance firm AIG, now believed to be worth in the region(...)

Dublin camogie chairwoman Jenny Byrne, left, Dublin GAA CEO John Costello,   Declan O’Rourke AIG, Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football Association secretary Mary O’Connor, and Dublin county board vice-chairman Mick Seavers.

American insurer AIG has extended its sponsorship of Dublin GAA for another five years in a deal believed to be worth around €4 million. This will e(...)

 Grace Lynch, grandniece of Eugene Lynch, an eight-year-old killed in the Easter Rising, at his grave in Goldenbridge Cemetery which was on Friday marked by a headstone for the first time.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

On the Friday of Easter Week 1916, eight-year-old Eugene Lynch was playing outside his family’s home on Vincent’s Street in Inchicore, Dublin. A tri(...)

The Hougoumont, which arrived in Fremantle 150 years ago with 62 Irish politican prisoners aboard. Photograph: Wikimedia

Traditional music, poetry, contemporary film, art, family events and a long table communal feast are at the heart of what is being billed as “Australi(...)

Declan O’Rourke: “There are very few songs about the famine. Musically, I think it was skipped over.” Photograph: Dara Munnis

Some 15 years – or in reality – three generations in gestation, Declan O’Rourke takes another bold step along his picaresque creative path with the re(...)

Britain’s Prince William said the loss of the four Irish Coast Guard air crew who died when Rescue 116 crashed off north Mayo is “a tragedy that reaches far beyond the community” in which the four “so gallantly served” and they “will never be forgotten”.

Britain’s Prince William has paid a special tribute to the four Irish Coast Guard air crew who died when Rescue 116 crashed off north Mayo last March.(...)

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