Micheal Martin

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Security expert Adrian Jacobs says the same weakness that allow an attack on one agency can often  exist in other agencies within the same country, leading to more attacks. File image: Getty

The Republic could be facing a “wave” of cyberattacks from the same criminal gang that has targeted the HSE, according to a former army intelligence o(...)

Sod that: Deputy mayor of Fingal Robert O’Donoghue, Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien and mayor of Fingal David Healy at the sod-turning on a new social and affordable housing scheme at Dun Emer, Lusk, Co Dublin. Photograph:  Damien Eagers/The Irish Times

In a surprise development on Friday, Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien was handed a shovel but, despite his best efforts, he was unable to dig hims(...)

 Pat O’Connell meets Queen Elizabeth at his fish counter in the English Market in 2011: “There comes a time when you have to say ‘It’s time to move on’.”

Looking back on his moments with Queen Elizabeth in the English Market, Cork fishmonger Pat O’Connell says the reception she received marked Ireland’s(...)

Queen Elizabeth at the Garden of Remembrance on May 17th, 2011: Complacency set in after her  visit as David Cameron’s government took a “semi-detached” attitude to Northern Ireland.  Photograph: Arthur Edwards

When Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson sat down to lunch at Chequers on Friday, they faced a busy agenda of current crises, from the implementation of (...)

Garth Brooks at Croke Park: Dubliners banned his concerts and built a big wall around the capital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Who were the people of ancient 2014? Did they eat the same food as us? Were they really “all about that bass”? Did they know the secrets of iron? What(...)

Star Wars: Emperor Palpatine cheers up the troops in The Bad Batch

Everyone is always going on about the Skywalkers – Luke, Leia, Darth, Kylo – a bunch of helmet-haired (and headed), Kennedyesque dynasty politici(...)

A crowded Croke Park in July - 2019 -  GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

Spectators are set to return to sporting events on a trial basis in July, alongside groups of up to six being permitted for indoor dining during the s(...)

“How are ordinary house buyers who scrimp and save for a mortgage supposed to compete with this?” File photograph: iStock

The Taoiseach was right to look concerned. It’s a total sickener. A new strain has emerged. “There is something new in what happened over the weeke(...)

People enjoying the May bank holiday as Covid restrictions were lifted in Belfast: ‘We will look at a variety of mechanisms that we could deploy to assist the hospitality sector,’ Martin said. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/ Getty

The Government will “keep under review” the possibility of introducing a new bank holiday in September, according to the Taoiseach. Micheál Martin sa(...)

 Olympic rings outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. It seems nobody can bring themselves to pull the plug. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

Mad week, all in all. On Monday morning the front of The Irish Times had it simple. “Government to resist quicker reopening” ran the headline on page (...)

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