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Molly O’Reilly’s daughter Constance with a doll of her mother wearing the Irish Citizen Army uniform.

March 24th, 1916 The munitions industry was a lucrative one in 1916 as the British ramped up production in advance of the Battle of the Somme. Mi(...)

President Michael D Higgins: hosted a reception to mark the reorganisation of the Irish Citizen Army. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

March 22nd, 1916 Four men, members of the Sinn Féin organisation, were arrested in Tullamore on Monday night on a charge of having discharged firea(...)

Paul Galvin: “I can’t be bothered trawling through websites when you can just go into a store and buy there and then.”

Are you a saver or a spender? I enjoy both equally, but fortunately over the years I’ve managed to be a better saver than a spender – just about! Do(...)

 Sigmoid Pharma founder Ivan Coulter said the Freund acquisition “will enable us to advance our lead programmes”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Speciality drug business Sigmoid Pharma has agreed to buy the Irish business of Japanese pharmaceutical equipment group Freund. The transaction, the(...)

Medtroni’s Omar Ishrak: Ireland will inevitably be a higher-profile part of the group by virtue of its domicile in the country. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Ireland can expect further investment in the longer term under the merged Medtronic/Covidien medical device group, chairman and chief executive Omar I(...)

A performance by comedian Tommy Tiernan; the First Fortnight mental health festival; and Leinster v Ulster are among the events taking place in Dublin this weekend.
What’s on this weekend?

A guide to what’s on around the country this weekend: First Fortnight An ideal tonic to the new year blues, the First Fortnight creative ar(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen said Ulster Bank was going back on a pledge not to close a bank where no other bank was available. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Up to 1,000 people from west Offaly have marched through the town of Ferbane in protest at the planned closure of the town’s last bank branch. Ulster (...)

Gardai believe a possible attack at a graveside service was foiled following the discovery of the weapon at Clonminch cemetery in Tullamore, Co Offaly.

A loaded sawn-off shotgun and a quantity of ammunition have been recovered in a graveyard, gardai said.Gardai believe a possible attack at a graveside(...)

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