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(...)

Dr Andrew Halpin of the National Museum. Photograph: YouTube.

The National Museum of Ireland appears to have accepted it did not apply proper procedures when it suspended one of its assistant keepers over complai(...)

Leo Varadkar appointed Simon Coveney as his deputy leader. Photograph: Collins

Leo Varadkar is considering restructuring the Government to improve how the minority administration operates and to prepare Fine Gael for a push towar(...)

Incoming Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with   Minister for Housing Simon Coveney, who he has appointed Fine Gael deputy leader.   Photograph: Collins

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has been appointed deputy leader of Fine Gael. The move was announced at a meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny: to host his final Cabinet meeting on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq

Enda Kenny is to resign as Taoiseach on Tuesday paving the way for Leo Varadkar to be elected on Wednesday. Mr Kenny will host his final Cabinet meet(...)

D-Day veteran Michael d’Alton from Dalkey, Co Dublin, who was presented with the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur  by Jean-Pierre Thebault, the French ambassador on board the French Navy Command and Support Ship Somme, in Dublin Port. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Parnell Summer School will take place from August 9th to 13th in the Avondale demesne, Charles Stewart Parnell’s ancestral home in Co Wicklow. Th(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter who is claiming that the commissioner erred in fact and in law in reaching his conclusions. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter is seeking to overturn the decision of the Data Protection Commissioner who found he had breached data protec(...)

Frank McClintock (right), with his solicitor Niall Quinn, outside Dublin Circuit Civil Court. Photograph: CourtPix

The former head of the HSE’s ambulance service, removed from the post over the improper personal use of a fuel card, has been awarded €250,000 compen(...)

’The weakest institution by far under the Constitution has been the Seanad.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

In his 1943 memoir of William Butler Yeats, Oliver St John Gogarty, himself a former member of the Senate of the Irish Free State, wrote in relation t(...)