Mr Justice David Barniville was appointed to the High Court in 2017 File photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

High Court judge David Barniville has been nominated for appointment to the Court of Appeal by the Government. Mr Justice Barniville was appointed t(...)

Racing heart: Senator Martin Conway. Photograph: Tom Honan

“Eh, I think you’re on mute there, deputy. Unmute yourself there please, deputy. Try the bottom-left-hand corner.” “Can you hear me now? Aah for fec (...)

President Michael D Higgins on Sunday signed into law the Health (Amendment) Act 2021 which will allow the State to require passengers arriving from 20 named countries with a high incidence of Covid-19 to quarantine for 14 days in a designated hotel. File photograph: iStock

Mandatory quarantine for passengers arriving in the State from several countries could be operational within a week following the signing of the requi(...)

2019 photo of President Higgins’ dogs Sioda. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Although quiet during Covid-19, Áras an Uachtaráin has at last welcomed a new guest. President Michael D Higgins has revealed the name of the latest (...)

 Labour Senator Ivana Bacik and Labour leader Alan Kelly: the party has resubmitted its amendment which would see mandatory quarantining apply to all travellers into the State with the exception of essential workers.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government wants providers of mandatory quarantining for international passengers under strict new Covid-19 laws to offer a “one-stop shop” of ser(...)

David Shaw-Smith died on Saturday, January 16th. Photograph: rip.ie

David Shaw-Smith, the Dublin film-maker whose deep interest in the world of traditional crafts led to the celebrated Hands television series, has died(...)

Trump supporter Richard Barnett inside the office of US house speaker Nancy Pelosi after rioters stormed the Capitol in Washington, DC on Wednesday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

From television reports the US president, watching it unfold from the safety of the White House, seemed as self-satisfied as Richard “Bigo” Barnett fr(...)

The grave of James Matthews at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin.

Until 2016, James Matthews was one of the victims of the Croke Park massacre on Bloody Sunday whose resting place was an unmarked grave in Dublin’s Gl(...)

Jake Verrecchia representing Jerome O’Leary, who died on Bloody Sunday in 1920. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The GAA is to stage a special remembrance ceremony on Saturday to honour the 14 victims killed at Croke Park by crown forces on Bloody Sunday a centur(...)

The leaders of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil  and the Greens were  expected to meet on Thursday to decide how to configure government departments and allocate individual portfolios to each party. Graphic: The Irish Times/Paul Scott

With voting on the programme for government coming to an end and a decision due shortly on whether Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens will enter a (...)

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