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Máire Whelan, President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Áras an Uachtaráin on Monday during the  signing of  the warrant appointing Ms Whelan to the Court of Appeal. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Karl Marx said history repeats itself the first time as tragedy and the second time as farce. The most recent Irish instance of this principle is tha(...)

The documents published by Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney contain much that is vague and aspirational. However, they are worthy of close scrutiny for hints of where either man would take us as taoiseach. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg.

In February 1992 at his first press conference after being elected leader of Fianna Fáil, Albert Reynolds surprised many by promising that achieving p(...)

Alternative finance providers are helping reduce the reliance of Irish business on bank debt

Irish businesses are finding the corporate finance world is looking remarkably like their oyster right now. 1 Access to finance “One of the bigges(...)

Philip Morris International has invested more than $3 billion in so-called reduced-risk products to replace cigarettes. (Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Philip Morris International, the world’s largest publicly-traded tobacco company, dropped the most in five months after price increases and new techno(...)

Image: Screengrab from Svenskier Youtube video

Police broke up an underground rave with a difference after a party with lights and a sound system started on a Tube train. A video uploaded to Youtu(...)

The Palais Rose, a pink-marble reproduction of the Versailles Trianon, was the last of the belle époque palaces, an the scene of many lavish soirees.

The 1895 marriage of the American railway heiress Anna Gould to the French count Boniface “Boni” de Castellane was the quintessential meeting of Old (...)

Architect Mel Reynolds argues that the building programme will deliver ‘executive’ houses that sell for €350,000 and above while we need  homes at around €270,000, that are affordable for a two-income family earning €80,000

For years, it’s been the same old mantra: if you want to make property more affordable, build more homes. It’s a simple case of supply and demand, the(...)

Reynolds shareholders will receive $29.44 in cash and 0.5260 BAT shares for each of their shares under the terms of the deal,

British American Tobacco said on Tuesday it had agreed terms to buy US rival Reynolds American after it increased its offer for the 57.8 per cent of t(...)

Overall BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year 2017 Shane Curran from Terenure College. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The following projects at the 2016 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition have been described as highly commended. Biological and Ecological J(...)

Actors Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, who died within 24 hours   of each other after Christmas. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

Am I the only one who thought that Debbie Reynolds’s passing, a day after her daughter Carrie’s sudden death from a heart attack, in some way ameliora(...)

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