Richard Curran

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Stephen Rea: Miriam disarms Rea’s lugubriously diffident public persona. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

At a time when so many current leaders on the world stage are fantasists peddling harmful fictions, it’s perhaps surprising that some of the most trut(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is taking ‘seriously’ Patrick Honohan’s warning about overreliance on corporation tax.

Minster for Finance Paschal Donohoe said he is taking seriously a warning that billions of euro pouring into the public purse from corporation tax cou(...)

Gayle Killilea is fighting to hold on to tens of millions of dollars of assets that the plaintiff says her husband, Sean Dunne, gave her to evade creditors as his Irish-based property empire was collapsing. Photograph: Collins

Gayle Killilea repeatedly did not recall, professed ignorance or said she did not understand when questioned about a Swiss condominium sale and other (...)

Derek Mooney: too often comes across as a caricature of a daytime radio jock

As a keen observer of wildlife, Derek Mooney surely knows that for all the majesty of the natural world, it’s also a harsh, fickle and unforgiving env(...)

Paschal Donohoe and Michael Noonan on “Today with Sean O’Rourke”: Donohoe proves an emollient antidote to Noonan’s grizzled realist persona. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There comes a time when one has to admit that Donald Trump, however deplorable he may be, might have a point. That time comes on budget day when, worn(...)

Joe Rooney: the comedian chokes up when he tells Ryan Tubridy that his mother died when he was 11

As revelations go, the news that Irish families aren’t always the happiest of entities is akin to saying that Donald Trump isn’t renowned for his mode(...)

Irish Times journalist Mark Hilliard: won technology reporter of the year award at the UCD Smurfit School Business Journalist Awards 2015

Irish Times journalist Mark Hilliard has been named technology reporter of the year at the Business journalism awards. He won for a feature(...)

Kerry TD Tom Fleming said Save Rural Ireland had met TDs and Senators to express their views on rural Ireland’s continuing demise. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Independent TD Tom Fleming has called for the inclusion of a specialised rural policy in any future programme for government.“This has not been done (...)

Simon Coveney: People were “talking about young people leaving rural Ireland, but all of the evidence is the opposite for us in fact”. Photograph: The Irish Times

The reported demise of rural Ireland does not tally with the reality when it comes to farming, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said. Mr Cov(...)

Garth Brooks’s five  concerts scheduled for  Croke Park never went ahead last year. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Croke Park stadium director Peter McKenna has accepted that the plan to host Garth Brooks five concerts on successive evenings last summer was excess(...)

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