Dr Gerry Rafferty and his wife, Margot O’Gorman, are pictured leaving the Four Courts on Wednesday. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

A former leading obstetrician and gynaecologist looks set to lose a Victorian home he bought in Dublin 6 a decade ago for €2.5 million. The Circuit C(...)

Finbar Furey: Now, at the age of 71, he is still pulling in plaudits from all directions and has a UK tour on the horizon.  Photograph: Ruth Medjber

Within a few minutes of speaking to Finbar Furey, it quickly becomes apparent that there is no such thing as a short answer. The Dubliner, whose reput(...)

Finbar Furey: ‘I knew I’d never be able to play the pipes as well again,’ he says of an injury to his shoulder. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Finbar Furey loves the idea of his music bringing people together. This happened at the World Cup in 1994, he says, when Holland were playing Irela(...)

Roberta Dodd looks on as her husband David reads a statement outside the High Court today after a maternity hospital apologised to the couple over the death of their baby son Senan Dodd. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A private maternity hospital and two consultant obstetricians have expressed sincere apologies at the High Court to the parents of a baby boy who died(...)