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President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny during the State ceremony to mark the centenary of the founding of the Irish Volunteers, in the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

A hundred years ago today the Irish Volunteers were founded at the Rotunda Rink in Dublin. Some 7,000 volunteers are said to have turned out for (...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina viewing the military archives with Cmdt Padraic Kennedy after a State ceremony to mark the centenary of the founding of the Irish Volunteers, Óglaigh na hÉireann, in the Garden of Remembrance. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Irish Volunteers which were founded 100 years looked to an “Irishness beyond their own welfare”, President Michael D Higgins has said. At t(...)

Tom Gilmartin: described by his family as “a truly honest, honourable and courageous man”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Tom Gilmartin, whose evidence to the tribunal of inquiry into corruption in the planning process was damaging to some senior politicians has died. Mr (...)

Groundswell of opposition:  anti-fracking activist. Photograph: Frack Free Sussex/PA Wire

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that a two-year study of the possibility of hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – in the (...)

Rotunda Hospital: its master,   Sam Coulter Smith, is in receipt of a total remuneration package of ¤306,116, part of which comes from a “privately funded allowance” of ¤20,000.

The fundraising bodies attached to Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin and the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin have moved to reassure the publ(...)

Professor Philip Nolan the NUI Maynooth president and curator Christopher Ridgeway speaking as the Morpeth Roll goes on display to the general public at NUI Maynooth in Co Kildare. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The signatures of the great-great grandfather and great-uncle of former US President Ronald Reagan have been found on a pre-famine roll which is now o(...)

Ireland’s first Tamar class lifeboat, stationed at Kilmore Quay, makes short work of the heavy swells off south east Ireland.

An outdoor exhibition showcasing photographs of the work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has gone on display in Grand Canal Squar(...)

U2’s manager Paul McGuinness  who has confirmed he is stepping down from his  role as part of a deal which will see Live Nation buy the management teams of the Irish band and Madonna.

U2 manager Paul McGuinness stands to make more than $30 million (€22 million) by selling management rights to the band in a move that has taken the mu(...)

 Minister for Justice Alan Shatter:  Government made a decision to limit the number of Garda cars used in politics.Photograph: David Sleator

Former taoisigh on substantial pensions are in a position to arrange their own security if they need it, according to Minister for Justice Alan Shatte(...)

Love/Hate: Peter Coonan as Fran, whose reappearing tooth became a topic of conversation

There is only one thing worse than being talked about and that’s not being talked about. It is as true for a television drama as it is when Oscar W(...)

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