RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey. Photograph: James Crombie/©INPHO

As a new decade begins, a spirit of resolve and hope for the future permeates the airwaves, if only because January’s arrival means not having to list(...)

Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, watch as the coffin of the celebrated broadcaster Gay Byrne, is carried into St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Gay Byrne was remembered at his funeral on Friday as a much loved husband and father, a friend and colleague and so very much more. He was, said the (...)

Families of missing persons who are presumed dead will no longer have to wait seven years to deal with their estates under a law signed by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan on Friday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The families of missing people who are presumed to have died will no longer have to wait seven years to deal with their estates under a law set to com(...)

Following two years of renovation work on the chamber, its gilded occupants were finally allowed back, leaving behind their temporary lodgings in the Ceramics Room of the National Museum where plumptious yellow-haired cherubs – the spit of Donald Trump – decorated the walls. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

The Seanad returned on Tuesday after the summer recess to a beautifully refurbished chamber. The Senators, neither refurbished nor reconstructed, ret(...)

The antics of the elusive Dáil rodent have been well-chronicled.

Imagine the scene. Micheál Martin sitting down in the members’ bar having a cup of tea with a party colleague when a dirty great rat scuttles across (...)

 Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave  kept his silence when he was  interviewed by   Philip Boucher-Hayes on Tuesday’s edition of Drivetime. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Whatever else about tech entrepreneurs, they are not renowned for their timeless glamour. So kudos of a kind is due to Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgra(...)

Former tanaistí Mary Harney, Joan Burton, Mary Coughlan and Frances Fitzgerald at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Some people may be praising the Fianna Fáil leader for opting to put his country before his party by agreeing to support the Fine Gael minority govern(...)

Senator Gerard Craughwell is seeking a nomination. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fine Gael councillors may be only allowed to facilitate “truly Independent” presidential candidates to challenge Michael D Higgins, and not ones who a(...)

The Bill’s author, Independent Senator Frances Black, has called the settlements “a gross violation of international law”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil has confirmed that it was lobbied by the US State Department, the US embassy in Dublin and the Israeli embassy in an effort to get the par(...)

Bob Barnes, with family members at the funeral of his wife former TD, Senator and member of the Council of State, Monica Barnes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael senator and TD Monica Barnes was described as “open and optimistic’’ by her daughter, Sarah, at her funeral in Killiney, Co Dublin. (...)

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