In January 2000, Fianna Fáil’s minister for justice John O’Donoghue was on the verge of bringing policy suggestions to Cabinet. His steerage of the issue had been attacked as a ‘shambles’ by the Progressive Democrats, the junior partner in government. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

At the turn of the century as asylum applications in Ireland were escalating faster than officials could keep up, the government was scrambling to fin(...)

“Most guys just want a game of football, they don’t want to get injured and they want to go into work the following day.”

When the roar of the Celtic Tiger was reduced to the din of a meek feline yawn there was no discrimination. Everybody was affected - every family, eve(...)

Ms Justice Tara Burns, presiding, said the two men were part of a ‘carefully planned operation’. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Two Limerick men have received sentences totalling 21 years after armed gardai stopped them in a car and found a loaded handgun, a petrol canister, la(...)

Works to scrape out the bottom of tanks at the Ringsend waste water treatment plant are expected to release ‘obnoxious’ fumes. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Residents in south Dublin are preparing to hold their noses this weekend with works to scrape out the bottom of tanks at the Ringsend waste water trea(...)

Irish Water is carrying out essential cleaning works at the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant in Dublin over the coming days ‘to deal with current odour issues’ and to reduce risk of odours arising over the summer months. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Irish Water is carrying out essential cleaning works at the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant in Dublin over the coming days “to deal with current o(...)

 Undated family handout file photo of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

The body of 39-year-old Sophie Toscan du Plantier was found close to a laneway near her holiday home, in the isolated townland of Drinane, outside (...)

Joe McGowan: rare indeed for property developers to write memoirs. Photograph: Frank Miller

It is rare indeed for property developers to write memoirs, or leave anything on the public record. But that’s what Joe McGowan, of once-notorious bui(...)

Senator Paudie Coffey, pictured leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Fine Gael TD will say he was “astonished” that fellow party member and Senator Paudie Coffey is suing for defamation over a newspaper article, a Hig(...)

On the research image of the year shortlist: A 3D printed miniature model of Trinity College’s iconic Campanile shown in front of a housefly (Musca domestica). The model is only 2mm tall. It was fabricated using 3D two-photon lithography in AMBER’s new Additive Research Laboratory, where a unique suite of cutting edge Additive Manufacturing tools - 3D printers - are used in cross platform projects including energy storage systems, opto-electronics and medical devices. Photograph: Dr Matthias Kremer TCD

A scientist who is one the world’s leading researchers on nanoscale materials has received the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Researcher of the Year(...)

Galway Traveller Movement members Anne Ward and Annie McDonagh. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Do people have positive experiences of Traveller culture? Why has an 18-year-old promise to update hate crime legislation not been updated? And should(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »