St Vincent’s Healthcare Group does not want to sell the parcel of land on which the new hospital will be built because they say it will interrupt the effective running of their other hospitals on the site. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

After weeks of confusion, claims and counterclaims, the Oireachtas Committee on Health met on Wednesday in a bid to establish the facts around the pl(...)

 At the launch of Irish Water’s   conservation calculator was John O’Donoghue from Irish Water, with pupils Abderahim Taicha (7) and Eve McClean (11) from Scoil Treasa Naofa, Dublin. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

More than half of Irish households admit to wasting water even though four out of five know it is important to take steps to conserve it, a new survey(...)

John Connell at the  Camlin river: ‘Those three books are about me trying to understand myself and understand everything that happened in the last 10 years.’  Photograph: Alan Betson

In John Connell’s bungalow in Longford, he and his wife Vivian show me the route of the Camlin river on a large, framed ordinance survey map. The Caml(...)

A Romanian employee of the emergency services helps a Ukrainian family  at the Ukrainian-Romanian border in Siret.   Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

‘The devil can cite scripture for his purpose. An evil soul producing holy witness is like a villain with a smiling cheek, a goodly apple rotten at th(...)

His full name was Juan José Rafael Teodomiro de O’Donoju y O’Ryan, the last bit acquired via his mother, Alice Ryan from Tipperary. He negotiated the agreement by which Mexico became independent.

In his ancestral Kerry, he would have been plain John O’Donoghue. But fate (and the Battle of the Boyne) dictated that he was born instead in Seville.(...)

Kevin Clancy with his wife Vicki on their wedding day in Gougane Barra in 2019. The couple experienced a miscarriage followed shortly afterwards by the death of Kevin’s father, which he wrote about for Irish Times Abroad.

I set myself up in a corner of our sitting room in Sydney. The laptop is propped on a cushion in front of me. On screen, a painting of Gougane Barra, (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: A significant minority now favour an alternative path, and with it, an alternative leader. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Political life goes through cycles, with times of heightened drama followed by periods that are taciturn and mundane. Over four months, the negotiati(...)

Kalvin Keenan  spars with former minister for sport Shane Ross at Arbour Hill Boxing Club. Photograph: Sam Boal/

The minister for sport stood at the top of the room and gave his usual minister for sport speech. Politicians generally do little to hide their ennui (...)

Bulelani Mfaco. Photograph: Alan Place

As the new Government commits to ending Ireland’s inhumane system of accommodating asylum seekers, it has a chance to create a far better, far chea(...)

Former Minister for Justice  John  O’Donoghue had suffered great shame and embarrassment because of the publication, it was claimed. File photograph: David Sleator

Defamation proceedings are being brought by former minister for justice and Ceann Comhairle, John O’Donoghue, against the Tralee based newspaper Kerry(...)

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