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Senator Averil Power claimed Fianna Fáil failed to launch a sufficiently strong canvass in support of the same-sex marriage referendum, and was critical of the party leadership before resigning last month. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is to reshuffle some Seanad portfolios in the wake of the resignation of Senator Averil Power from the party. Senato(...)

Authors Michael Collins and Michael Cunningham and playwright John B. Keane in the latter’s bar during Listowel Writers’ Week in 2000. The bar is headquarters to the hub of banter and fun throughout the festival. Photograph: Frank Miller

I have always been a lover of books and in a 40-year affair with the printed word I have measured out my reading life with forays into all types of(...)

 Friends since Listowel: Yvonne Cassidy (left) and Ciara Geraghty.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Yvonne Cassidy is a novelist. She worked in marketing in London and Dublin before moving to New York where she works with a soup kitchen and a(...)

Eight people  pleaded guilty to dishonestly obtaining mortgages by deception from Bank of Ireland.

Five people have each been given 18 months suspended sentences for their part in a near €1 million mortgage fraud.The elaborate fraud involved a numbe(...)

The Police Service of Northern Ireland detective sergeant said close to 70 hours of material gathered in Ardcarn Park over a three-month period included a series of meetings involving “leading key figures of a proscribed organisation”.

A dissident republican plot to target judges and police officers in Northern Ireland has been exposed by a covert MI5 operation, a court heard.Listeni(...)

Georgina Campbell (fifth from left) with some of the  winners gathered for the announcement of the Georgina Campbell Awards 2015  in Dublin this morning. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Award for services to Irish food and hospitality: Bill and Isabelle Kelly, Kelly’s Hotel, Rosslare, Co WexfordHotel of the Year: Beech Hill House Hote(...)

‘If you want to walk round Ireland, or any other country, dress suitably in short skirts and strong boots … and buy a revolver,’ Countess Constance Markievicz said in 1915

Margaret Pendy Awarded a pension for one and three-quarter years’ service from April 1st, 1919, to July 11th, 1921, Margaret Pendy was typical of the (...)

The State alleges mortgages were obtained by the seven accused in the names of fictitious persons after they made false mortgage applications supported by false P60s and false driving licences.

Seven people have appeared in court on fraud charges in connection with an alleged €1 million mortgages scam.The five men and two women appeared at Co(...)

Full list of candidates Dynastic politics are a strong feature of the battle for seats on Kerry County Council.   The outcome will(...)

Joanne Hayes and her daughter Yvonne at their home.

The solicitor who represented the Hayes family in the Kerry babies case has said they welcome a call for the exhumation of the(...)

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