Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan with Cllr John King at the plaque unveiling   to commemorate the bravery of Lance-Sgt Jack Moyney VC,  in Rathdowney, Co Laois. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Protestants have been given direct assurance by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan that there will be “careful planning and most sensitive handling(...)

100 years ago this week L-Sgt Jack Moyney from Rathdowney,  won the VC for an extraordinary act of endurance.

One hundred years ago this week Lance-Sgt Jack Moyney from Rathdowney, Co Laois won the Victoria Cross (VC) for an extraordinary act of endurance. H(...)

 Among the tweets Dr Steven Salaita sent were: “If you’re defending #Israel right now, you’re an awful human being. Photograph: Armando L Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images

An academic who became a test case for academic freedom in the US said he had no regrets for sending anti-Israel tweets. Dr Steven Salaita, a Palest(...)

Baroness Nuala O’Loan after receiving an honorary life membership to the RDS. She said an outsider would not come with the “historic baggage of what had gone before”. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

An outsider might be best placed to replace Nóirín O’Sullivan as Garda commissioner, Northern Ireland’s former police ombudsman has said. Baroness N(...)

Claire O’Dwyer (75) training for the Liffey Swim, which takes place on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Claire O’Dwyer has been doing the Liffey Swim for so long she cannot remember her first one. She is 75, turning 76 in November, and she will again pa(...)

Prof Steven Salaita became a cause célèbre for academic freedom in the United States, whose case contributed to the resignation of the chancellor of the University of Illinois, Phyllis Wise, in August 2015. File photograph: Armando L Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/MCT/Getty Images)

An academic who had an offer of a post withdrawn after a series of tweets protesting at the Israeli invasion of Gaza in 2014 is to speak at a conferen(...)

Nine items of Nazi memorabilia will go on auction as part of Whyte’s The Eclectic Collector auction on Saturday

A Dublin auction house has defended its right to sell Nazi memorabilia despite an objection from the son of a holocaust survivor. Nine items of Nazi(...)

The footage was captured on a mobile phone and shows a man riding the pony through the Cabra House pub

An incident where a pony was ridden through a packed pub is being investigated by the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA).(...)

Walter Becker (L) and Donald Fagan with their Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album for 'Two Against Nature' in  2001. Photograph: Sam Mircovich/Reuters

Promoter MCD has confirmed the two Steely Dan concerts scheduled for next month are to go ahead despite the death of founder member Walter Becker. B(...)

Electric Picnic: apparently abandoned tents in Stradbally. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

It is a familiar sight at the end of music festivals: masses of apparently abandoned tents. This photograph was taken at Electric Picnic at 2pm on Mon(...)