Frank Murray

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The remains of Frank Murray are carried from the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock, after his funeral Mass. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

In a career spanning six decades public servant Frank Murray worked for seven taoisigh and three presidents of Ireland, his funeral Mass was told on F(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Frank Murray was an exceptional public servant.  Photograph: Getty

Frank Murray, one of the commissioners who worked to establish the burial of the Disappeared, was an exceptional public servant, the Taoiseach has sai(...)

The absence of information on Capt Robert Nairac’s fate is thought to have been a consequence of his being a British officer and of his rumoured links to several “atrocities”. File photograph: PA

The organisation charged with finding the remains of those who “disappeared” during the Troubles has said securing crucial information is their “great(...)

 Shane MacGowan pictured backstage at the National Concert Hall  with President Michael D Higgins, Johnny Depp and Victoria Mary Clarke. Photograph: Mark Stedman

Some of Ireland’s best known politicians, musicians and artists are attending a tribute gala to the former Pogues singer Shane MacGowan who turned 60 (...)

 The long-stalled Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, 2015, will be reintroduced in the Seanad when the House resumes after the Halloween break, the Taoiseach has confirmed. File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The long-stalled Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, 2015, will be reintroduced in the Seanad when the House resumes after the Halloween break, the Taoiseac(...)

Public Health Alcohol Bill will reform how alcohol is sold and promoted

Business lobby groups and alcohol industry “surrogates” are attempting to derail legislation that will reform how alcohol is sold and promoted in Irel(...)

Kevin and Muriel Thornton at their home in Ranelagh, where they are opening a cookery school, Kevin Thornton’s Kooks.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“I was taking photographs, and then I felt a pain in my chest, and I was thinking, what’s happening? And then I started crying, and it was just so emo(...)

France has achieved a 25 per cent decline in alcohol consumption since introducing advertising restrictions via the “Loi Evin”. Photograph: Fran Veale

A new opinion poll, commissioned by Alcohol Health Alliance Ireland from polling company Ireland Thinks, demonstrates that 82 per cent of the public s(...)

The conference was told by Dr Fergal Hickey “the only reason that cocaine doesn’t get the bad press that it should get is that it’s deemed to be a middle-class or upper-class drug.”

The introduction of roadside drug testing may be having the inadvertent effect of tackling the “epidemic” of over-the-counter painkiller abuse in Irel(...)

Four out of five doctors reported going to work at times when they were ill or injured, with one in three experiencing burnout, a study has found. File photograph: Getty Images

One in three doctors working in Ireland have experienced burnout while one in 10 say they have suffered severe levels of depression, anxiety and stres(...)

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