Dr Tiede Herrema at the Special Collections Library at the University of Limerick in October 2005,  when he presented his papers to the library. File photograph: David Sleator

Tiede Herrema, the Dutch industrialist kidnapped by the IRA in 1975, has died aged 99. Dr Herrema died after a long illness on Friday, the day after (...)

Dr Tiede Herrema with his wife Elisabeth and the then minister for foreign affairs Garret FitzGerald, at Dublin Airport in 1975. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea/The Irish Times

Elisabeth Herrema, the wife of Dutch industrialist Dr Tiede Herrema, has died in the Netherlands at the age of 94. The kidnapping of Dr Herrema by t(...)

US president Donald Trump talks to reporters about his decision to pardon a number of white-collar criminals prior to boarding Air Force One on Tuesday. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

US president Donald Trump, citing what he said was advice from friends and business associates, granted clemency on Tuesday to a who’s who of white-co(...)

Abducted by the IRA: Tiede Herrema with his wife, Elisabeth. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The kidnappers’ homework was terrible. They mistook their prisoner for a German. After bundling him into the car they asked him for the name of the Ge(...)

Freed: Tiede Herrema, accompanied by his wife, Elisabeth, in November 1975, shows a bullet that one of his kidnappers gave him. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

On October 3rd, 1975, Dr Tiede Herrema was driving from his home in Castletroy, Co Limerick, to an early-morning meeting at the Ferenka steel plant at(...)

Stanley Asher Siev, who has died aged 92, was a solicitor for almost 70 years and was involved in some of the State’s highest-profile cases. Ap(...)

If you feel threatened by your teen's aggression, it's time to do something about it. Photograph: Getty Images
Living in fear of your child

It’s domestic violence but you won’t find it recorded in Ireland, nor mentioned in legislation. Yet professionals working with families report that ch(...)