John Hearne

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IBM-Cúram had always denied any wrongdoing in the case, and the settlement without admitting liability allows the company to avoid further expensive litigation and draw a line under the matter. Photograph: Getty Images

IBM has agreed a deal with US government authorities to pay almost $15 million (€13.4 million) to settle a case over the involvement of its Irish Cúra(...)

Waterford Sinn Féin Cllr John Hearne with his one-eyed hedgehog, Súil Amháin.

Cute animal stories always go down well with the public. The wagging tail of an irresistibly photogenic terrier called Hamish and his solo train trip (...)

The Hearne family upon their arrival to the US in 1950.

Ireland’s first ambassador to the US is to be honoured at a ceremony on Tuesday in Washington. During John Hearne’s decade in the role he began the (...)

Éamon de Valera with members of the cabinet during the inauguration of the Constitution in 1937. Photograph: Hulton Archive

How stands the Constitution 80 years after the Irish electorate approved it? Éamon de Valera saw it as a crucial document in the quest for increased s(...)

John Hearne: His draft constitution was a “thing of beauty”.

Eighty years ago today the people of the Irish Free State voted in favour of adopting a new constitution. When Bunreacht na hÉireann came into force s(...)

 Lucas and Olivia Berlinger from Switzerland, great-grandchildren of John J Hearne, ahead of the unveiling of a bust in his honour outside Bishop’s Palace, Waterford. Photograph: Noel Browne

A new book on the “architect-in-chief” of the 1937 Constitution fills a “significant lacuna” in Irish legal history, according to the Chief Justice Su(...)

Former US president Barack Obama receives his bowl of shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny  during a St Patrick’s Day reception  in 2012. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Reuters

While the first St Patrick’s Day meeting in the White House between a US president and a taoiseach took place back in 1956, it has only become an annu(...)

The wearying of the green: Bertie Ahern presents George W Bush  with a bowl of shamrocks on  March 16th, 2007, four years into the Iraq War. Photograph: Reuters/Jim Young

A variety of voices will be heard in the next few weeks insisting that Ireland can and should have its diplomatic cake and eat it during the Trump era(...)

US  president Barack Obama  receives a bowl of shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the  St Patrick’s Day reception at the White House in Washington. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Reuters

US president-elect Donald Trump has promised to continue the tradition of inviting the Taoiseach to the White House for the presentation of a bowl of (...)


Mayor of Waterford 
John Cummins from 
of Fine Gael 
who
 has secured a seat in 


Waterford.

After two intense days filled with a mixture of jubilant displays and defeated demeanors, 32 councillors have been elected to the newly amalgamated Wa(...)

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