The Royal Irish Academy on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There is a need for change and greater diversity within the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) in order for the academic body to be “relevant to Irish society (...)

The caseroom in Burgh Quay, Dublin  where the Sunday Press, Evening Press and Irish Press were produced. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The dominant Irish politician of the 20th century, Eamon de Valera, attained and retained power for one-third of that century with the help of the new(...)

Former president Mary Robinson. She is one of only 121 women  in the 637-member Royal Irish Academy

The Royal Irish Academy has commissioned a diversity review in a bid to boost female participation in the prestigious academic body which was establis(...)

‘Liam’ still has his notebooks from 1982

A former Garda member who was dismissed from the force in 1982 after senior management learned he was gay has said the public support for him when he (...)

Irish Times editor Paul O’Neill presents former   parliamentary correspondent Michael O’Regan   with a special front page      to mark his recent retirement  from the newspaper after almost 40 years

Former Irish Times parliamentary correspondent Michael O’Regan was presented with a special front page by editor Paul O’Neill on Tuesday to mark his r(...)

‘Liam’ retained his Garda notebooks from the 1980s, when he was let go over suspicions of being homosexual. Photograph: Alan Betson

Plucked from the bowels of the Department of Justice archive stores in recent weeks, a document from 1982 about the dismissal of a young garda offers (...)

Pope John Paul II in Drogheda, 1979. Photograph: The Irish Times

It isn’t clear why John Igoe decided 5,000 was the correct number of sandwiches to make for the pope’s visit to Knock in 1979. But he certainly oversh(...)

It has been known for some time that data from the newspaper group was given by its then chairman, Leslie Buckley, to a company in Wales. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The alleged data breach at Independent News & Media could have a range of complicated and potentially very expensive repercussions, according to d(...)

Fianna Fáil Rory O’Hanlon, Progressive Democrat TD Geraldine Kennedy and Paddy O’Hanlon, founding member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party, at an SDLP conference in Newcastle, Co Down, in  1987. Photograph: Jack McManus

A Dáil question from newly elected Progressive Democrat TD Geraldine Kennedy asking about the membership and functions of the cabinet committee in Nor(...)

Bruce Arnold and Geraldine Kennedy leaving the High Court after the judgment awarding them £20,000 damages each. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

The saga of the improper telephone tapping of journalists Geraldine Kennedy and Bruce Arnold, by the Garda Síochána on the instructions of the Haughe(...)

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