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Garda Commissioner Drew Harris during a  Scott Medal award ceremony   for deceased and serving members of the force at   Dublin Castle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Of all the acts of courage detailed at a Garda medal ceremony on Wednesday, perhaps the most remarkable was an incident which involved no violence or (...)

Glass Lewis has also called on ICG shareholders to vote against its pay report at its agm next Wednesday. File photograph: Getty

FBD, Irish Continental Group (ICG) and Uniphar face potential backlashes over executive pay at their upcoming annual general meetings on foot of oppos(...)

Dessie O’Hare   was on Monday given the date of December 14th for his appeal hearing. File photograph: Collins Courts

Former INLA man Dessie O’Hare is to appeal his sentence for falsely imprisoning a family in south Dublin. O’Hare, who was known as ‘The Border Fox’, (...)

Dessie O’Hare: sentenced to 10 years with three suspended for false imprisonment and three years for assault during an illegal violent eviction attempt in June 2015. Photograph: Collins Courts

Former INLA figure and so-called Border Fox Dessie O’Hare is likely to serve just over 4½ years in prison for his latest convictions. O’Hare (62), w(...)

Dessie O’Hare, who was jailed for seven years at the Special Criminal Court in  Dublin  for the violent attempted eviction of a man and his family from their home in Co Dublin in 2015. Photograph:  Courtpix

When Dessie O’Hare cut off the tops of two of Dr John O’Grady’s fingers he used a hammer and chisel. It was a savage attack ensuring he was depicted (...)

A statue of a soldier still stands atop the Enniskillen cenotaph on November 9th, 1987. Photograph: Reuters

An anonymous letter-writer to the Irish government 30 years ago claimed that British intelligence knew in advance about the Enniskillen bombing but ch(...)

Art McRory: captained Tyrone to the All-Ireland junior football title in 1968 and  managed the Tyrone senior teams that  reached the 1986 and 1995 All-Ireland  finals. Photograph: Tom Honan/Inpho

Fifty years ago this month, there were a few familiar preoccupations in the GAA, including distribution of resources and a lament for simpler football(...)

Taoiseach Charles Haughey at 10 Downing Street, London, with British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in 1980. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

When Charles Haughey met Margaret Thatcher in Copenhagen on December 4th, 1987, during a European Union summit, the atmosphere was fraught. Haughey’s(...)

Carmel Harrington author of 'Cold Feet – The Lost Years'

Novelist Carmel Harrington left a career in sales for Aer Lingus and 3M to write full-time and has six books to her name including the recently publis(...)

Andrew Langford, former chief executive of FBD, received €16,300 a month for his work, which was termed in the report as “commercially sensitive”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish insurer FBD paid its former chief executive Andrew Langford €179,000 last year for consultancy services provided to the company between the begi(...)

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