Theresa Lowe and Frank McNamara are seeking to have almost €3 million of their total debts of €3.7 million written off, including the bulk of Tanager’s €2.2 million debt.  Photograph: Tom Honan

The judge was not happy. A “vulture fund” that had bought bad mortgages from banks questioned the legality around how a couple went about seeking a re(...)

 A file photograph of Theresa Lowe and Frank McNamara at the Launch of Senator Joan Freeman’s  presidential campaign. File photograph: Tom Honan/ The Irish Times.

Musician Frank McNamara and his wife, television presenter-turned-barrister Theresa Lowe, are seeking a debt write-down of nearly €3 million from the (...)

Frank McNamara  was genial, resolute and even-handed as a task-master – and encouraging as a teacher. Photograph: Jason Clarke

It was a sorry scene at the Methodist Church on Brighton Road in Rathgar on Sunday. Around a dozen young people were assembled for the purpose of havi(...)

Dancing Queen, Billie Barry photographed at her home in Marino, Dublin. Hundreds packed into the Church of St Vincent de Paul today for Ms Barry’s funeral who died on Tuesday. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Billie Barry spent her life teaching people how to entertain so it was fitting that her funeral was a perfectly-choreographed celebration of music, so(...)