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The Jessbrook Equestrian Centre, built by convicted drug trafficker John Gilligan beside his home. Photograph: Alan Betson

Jessbrook, the former home of convicted criminal John Gilligan has been declared “sale agreed”, eight months after it went up for sale with what was s(...)

Russborough House is  currently closed for urgent electrical and other works. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Alfred Beit Foundation has reached an agreement with the British Revenue Commissioners, the Arts Council of England and the UK culture secretary K(...)

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy has bemoaned a lack of ‘respect’ for lobbyists. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

This month saw the second anniversary of the State’s lobbying disclosure regime. Was there a cake and candles? Was there, hell. Two years in, one thin(...)

File photograph from 2000 of Martin “the Viper” Foley. Photograph:Collins

Martin Foley, a father of three known as The Viper, is back in the news. This time a brother of bankrupt developer Seán Dunne has been awarded €10,00(...)

Fr Niall Molloy who died at Clara Co Offaly in July 1985. ‘We don’t believe it’s too late, the truth is still out there,’ his nephew said.

Drizzle fell as a stream of cars began to arrive on Monday into Tubberclair, near Athlone a half an hour before the funeral mass began. Two hundred m(...)

“Brian Purcell was assured that he would keep his pension entitlements and his salary of more than €180,000”. Photograph: Frank Miller

In October 2014, the Health Service Executive created a new high-level job: head of compliance. The job is to monitor all organisations contracted to (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Pope Francis at St Peter’s Square in Rome in April 2014. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

At the beginning of the Dáil week observers noticed the Taoiseach was in very good form. Perhaps it was something to do with the rapidly approaching(...)

An image released by gardaí showing a man being arrested in Spain as part of an investigation into the murder of Gary Hutch on the Costa del Sol last year.

A man arrested in Spain in connection with the murder of Gary Hutch on the Costa del Sol last September is due to appear before the courts there as ea(...)

Hidden recess: Colm Tóibín explores parts that people try to hide. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In The Use of Reason, the opening story in Colm Tóibín’s collection Mothers and Sons, the central figure, obviously based on the Dublin criminal Marti(...)

The scene following the killing of  Gareth Hutch on North Cumberland Street, Dublin, on Tuesday.

With gunmen working for the Kinahan drugs gang murdering on the streets of Dublin, apparently undeterred by the increased armed Garda presence, the pr(...)

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