DIT  Grangegorman: Over the coming years, some 20,000 students will be based at the  sprawling new campus.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

For two centuries or so, Grangegorman was a place to avoid. Few ventured behind the high walls of the old asylum on Dublin’s northside which, at its p(...)

A stained glass window commissioned for the House of Prayer in Achill Sound. The  retreat, founded by Christina Gallagher, a self-proclaimed Marian visionary, denies the claims. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A judge has refused to halt an action by a man who alleges his elderly father was subject to a “spiritual injury” over providing a cheque for €200,000(...)

A letter in Eamon O’Cuív’s name had been used in Séamus McGrane’s defence. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív has insisted he did not write a character reference for dissident republican leader Séamus McGrane, who was jailed on Thur(...)

Dafhyd Flynn in Michael Inside, the best new Irish film at the Galway Film Fleadh

There was a time when you could take the temperature of the nation by glancing at the tight handful of Irish features premiering at the Galway Film Fl(...)

Fionn Whitehead in Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, among the summer’s most anticipated films, will receive its Irish premiere at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. Nolan’s fi(...)

Sam McCauley started his pharmacy chain in the 1970s with one shop in Wexford. Photograph: iStock

Investment fund Carlyle Cardinal Ireland’s €50 million takeover of Sam McCauley Chemists has been notified to the State’s mergers’ watchdog. It emerg(...)

Assistant data protection commissioner Tony Delaney is prosecuting a firm of private investigators and its two directors for allegedly obtaining personal information about individuals illegally, and with ‘connivance’ in those offences. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Two private investigators have appeared in court charged with allegedly ‘blagging’ personal information on a number of individuals from both the De(...)