Actress Meryl Streep at the premiére of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa at the Savoy cinema in Dublin in September 1998. She played Kate Murphy in the screen adaptation of Friel’s play. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Meryl Streep has paid tribute to the playwright Brian Friel describing him as a “tender dramatist, an insightful humanist and a lovely man”. Streep st(...)

Simon Coveney: “Broader solutions” required. Photograph: The Irish Times

The crew of Irish navy patrol ship LÉ Niamh have been praised for their professionalism during a “very traumatic and difficult rescue” of almost 400 m(...)

Screengrab of the Mothers and Fathers Matter poster urging a No vote in the same-sex marriage referendum. Comedian Adam Hills has claimed that  the couple pictured are ‘appalled’ at this use of their image. Photograph: Adam Hills Official Page/Facebook

A couple whose image is being used on posters encouraging a No vote in the upcoming referendum on same-sex marriage are said to be “appalled” by the s(...)

IMO president Dr Ray Walley and  Minister for Health  Leo Varadkar at the IMO annual conference in  Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

The proposed deal to provide free family doctor care to all children under six has divided doctors, with the plan being rejected by the National Asso(...)

 Tánaiste  Joan Burton says she is ‘satisfied’ Irish Water will pass Eurostat test. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she is satisfied that Irish Water will pass the Eurostat market corporation test as an independent company capable of bo(...)

Recipients of National Bravery Awards (from left):  Reserve Garda Stephen Corrigan, Garda John Boyle, Garda Mark Irwin and Garda Alan Gallagher,  in recognition of outstanding acts of bravery, at a ceremony  yesterday in Farmleigh House, Dublin.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It was a day to remember split-second decisions that forever changed people’s lives. Garda Mark Irwin remembered the moments “like a scene from a mov(...)

Garth Brooks will not be playing Ireland next summer, his public relations agency has said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Garth Brooks has denied media reports he will be playing any concerts in Ireland next year. Nancy Seltzer, from the public relations company Nancy Sel(...)

Gardaí have issued a child rescue alert in their search for Sait Canbullu (15) who was abducted in Wexford town earlier today.

Missing teenager Sait Canbullu (15), has been found safe and well in Ballymote, Co Sligo this afternoon. Gardaí had earlier stood down the child resc(...)

Garda whistleblower John Wilson: “This country has never been in such dire straits. We deserve more from our politicians.”  Photograph: David Sleator

Garda whistleblower John Wilson helped launch a new support group for Independent election candidates in Dublin yesterday, warning that Ireland’s poli(...)

Donal ‘Donie’ O’ Sullivan(33), was last seen on Bronte Road, walking in the direction of Cock ‘n Bull Bar on Ebley Street, in Bondi Junction last Saturday morning.

About 100 people from the Irish community in Australia have rallied together to help search for missing Irishman Donal `Donie’ O’ Sullivan in Sydne(...)

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