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The investigation is focused on a range of issues including a suspected data breach,   INM’s ill-fated bid for radio station Newstalk, and allegations of market abuse. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

It is 219 days since two High Court inspectors were sent into Independent News & Media (INM) to investigate an alleged data breach and other serio(...)

Mourners at the funeral of Eileen Battersby in Drogheda at St Peter’s Church, Drogheda, Co Louth.  Photograph: Donall Farmer

Literary critic, author and journalist Eileen Battersby was a “brilliant”, “beguiling”, “beautiful”, “courageous”, “dynamic” romantic who lived by her(...)

The match report in The Irish Times the day after the Colours match had been marred by trouble. Photo: The Irish Times archive

The 1977 colours match between Trinity and UCD was just a few minutes old when UCD hooker and Ireland international John Cantrell took a hefty punch t(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Andy Townsend in action against Belgium in November 1997. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Time’s a goon. On Saturday, November 15th, 1997, the All Blacks came to Dublin to play in Ireland. The following Monday, an excited headline across th(...)

Billy Holland: “I grew up with my father being involved with Munster, I love Munster and  Irish rugby and everything it represents.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Who doesn’t love a good family story on Test week? Particularly about a son finally following in his father’s controversial footsteps. The Hollands a(...)

Full list of candidates Dynastic politics are a strong feature of the battle for seats on Kerry County Council.   The outcome will(...)

Brian O'Driscoll is likely to appeal the three-week suspension. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland ’s Brian O’Driscoll has received a three-week suspension for stamping on Italy flanker Simone Favaro during last Saturday’s Six Nations mat(...)