Then Labour leader and tánaiste Dick Spring avoided the initial handshake with Gerry Adams on the steps of Government Buildings [on September 6th, 1994] because “it was not my scene”. Photograph: Joe St Leger

Amid the political crisis in Dublin in 1994 which saw the collapse of the Fianna Fáil-Labour coalition, tánaiste Dick Spring told the British ambassad(...)

Lot 198, rare Padparadscha and diamond ring, €2,500-€3,000, O’Reilly’s

Auction results July 9th, Sotheby’s English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustration online auction. Irish woman Mary Dorgan’s 140 lett(...)

AIB needed a €20.8 billion taxpayer bailout during the financial crisis. To date, it has repaid about €10.5 billion of that amount.

The State has looked overseas to find two new members for the board of AIB, in which taxpayers retain a 71 per cent stake following the lender’s bailo(...)

Waterford Rose Kirsten Mate Maher has been crowned the 2018 Rose of Tralee. The 21-year-old student and part-time model from Waterford is the third m(...)

Cistercian College is just one of two remaining boys’ boarding-only schools in the country. Photograph: Courtesy of Wikipedia

One of Ireland’s best known boarding schools, Cistercian College Roscrea, is set to close after 112 years due to a significant fall off in student num(...)

Danny and Michael Healy-Rae: Having built roads in south Kerry, voters will now expect the Healy Raes to repeat the trick in the north of the county. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

The Healy-Raes, like the conquering Romans, know the value of a road. The R569 that sweeps majestically from Loo bridge, on the main Cork-Killarney ro(...)