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Malachy McCourt

In Frank McCourt’s bestselling memoir, Angela’s Ashes, nobody is more responsible for his “miserable Irish Catholic childhood” than his father, Malach(...)

Hauliers express frustration after at least four insurance brokerages were raided by European officials on allegations of anti-competitive practices. File photograph: iStock

A number of Irish road hauliers have painted a worrying picture of the haulage industry after news emerged earlier this week that at least four insura(...)

‘As soon as the child is born, you will have to have your solicitor on standby to make sure all of the relevant papers are ready to be signed,’ says solicitor Tracy Horan, who specialises in surrogacy law.

In the absence of Irish laws on surrogacy, having a baby this way is fraught with legal, financial, moral and emotional challenges. But, with interna(...)

A 55-year-old man found laundering €1.5 million worth of cash in bogland in Co Limerick has received a four-year prison sentence, with the final year suspended.

A 55-year-old man found laundering €1.5 million worth of cash in bogland in Co Limerick has received a four-year prison sentence, with the final year (...)

The court heard that a tumbler drier was turned on and a large quantity of cash inside was “being dried at the time”. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost €1.5 million worth of cash found in bogland was “literally” being laundered, quipped a judge at Limerick Circuit Court. The haul, described in (...)

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness and his assistant John Duffy. “It has been phenomenal. To be involved with that group is a privilege. To be a part of the training sessions, to see what Jim does, to be at cutting edge of sports science and to be among a squad of players at the top of their game . . . I feel like I am being coached.”  Photograph:  Donna McBride/©INPHO/Presseye

“I don’t have any,” says John Duffy evenly of one the most common consequences of playing sport: regret. “I was never ambitious. I enjoyed playing foo(...)

Student nurses are given the BCG vaccine in 1958. Photograph: Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Tuberculosis was a diagnosis peculiarly dreaded in Ireland for much of the 20th century. There was a stigma attached to sufferers: it seemed to run(...)

 Douglas Gageby, former editor of The Irish Times, with John Hume in 1992.   Photograph: Joe St Leger

Fifty years ago, The Irish Times published a strong challenge to the nationalist consensus (...)

File photograph of ex-solicitor John Duffy who has  received a two year jail term. Photograph: Collins Courts

A struck-off solicitor has been jailed for two years for his role in deceiving a bank to lend €9 million for land now worth €30,000. Ex-s(...)

 A demolition crew taking down unfinished houses at Glenatore Homes  in Athlone yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Unfinished houses are being demolished at the site of one of Ireland’s most tragic reminders of the building boom in Co Westmeath. Navan-based (...)

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