Children with their artwork at  “My Christmas World”, a Focus Ireland workshop with children from Bram Stoker Homeless Hub in Clontarf. Photograph: Tom Honan

Amy (7) and Rachel (4) will spend Christmas with their dad, at their nana’s. Nadia (8) will “go to a restaurant” with her mother and baby brother, and(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald. As minister for justice she made it clear that the Garda’s difficulties required action from the force itself.

Frances Fitzgerald has risen to the second-highest Government office in Ireland during a career that has seen both triumph and defeat in liberal measu(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

Many at third-level have only ever attended single-sex schools, and the sudden availability of legal alcohol, sex, student politics and freedom can be an intoxicating mix that leads to trouble. Photo: iStock

“You’re not in school anymore, we don’t hold your hand. If you don’t hand in your assignments or show up for lectures, there’s no detention. Nobody is(...)

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny at NUI Galway  where he was conferred with an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) by the National University of Ireland. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he will not be standing for the Dáil again, and dismissed the prospect of taking on some senior positions in the (...)

Taoiseach Leo  Varadkar said the relationship that exists between Ireland and the US “is much stronger than any particular administration or president of the United States”. File photograph: Tom Honan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the invitation to Donald Trump to visit Ireland still stands, although no arrangements are being made, as he pledged t(...)

Republican US president-elect Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan on  November 9th, 2016. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

NOV 2016 -JAN 2017 Nov 8th 2016 As polls close around the US, it becomes clear that Donald Trump is heading for victory. Shortly before 3am in the H(...)

 Enda Kenny with Leo Quinlan and some of the men who served with Col Patrick Quinlan in the Congo. L-R: Tadhg Quinn, Leo Boland, Noel Carey, Tom Gunne, and Sen Gerard Craughwell. Photograph: Alan Landers.

Tribute has been paid to the man who led 155 Defence Force members back to Ireland after the Siege of Jadotville in 1961. The late Col Pat Quinlan fr(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: on the warpath, with second World War fighter planes on his socks.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Remember that fella who stood up from his seat on the upper deck of the bus? “I don’t know what a tracker mortgage is!” he exclaimed. He was lucky.(...)

Asked how he would describe the consequences of a hard Brexit, Enda Kenny replied “potentially catastrophic”.  Photograph: Barbara Lindberg.

The Brexit transition period is likely to last much longer than anyone expects, the former taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. The British prime minister (...)

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