Dáithí Ó Sé with Rose of Tralee contestants during a photocall at Malahide Castle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish summer sputtered towards its traditional denouement on Tuesday as presenter Dáithí Ó Sé descended by helicopter from the heavens for the ann(...)

William O’Brien: He was a former director of Murphy’s brewery in Cork and was partly responsible for convincing Heineken to take it over

Willie O’Brien, who has died at the age of 89, was the founder of one of Ireland’s most successful crane- and plant-hire companies. A lifelong support(...)

Michael and Danny Healy-Rae on the bonnet of an SUV to celebrate the first meeting of the 32nd Dáil, outside Leinster House. File photograph: Alan Betson

Could the Trump phenomenon of disgruntled voters electing a disruptive business tycoon with a big mouth happen in Ireland? Yes. It’s been happening al(...)

Michael and Danny Healy Rae   ahead of the first meeting of the 32nd Dáil at Leinster House earlier this year. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Danny Healy-Rae made headlines in recent days when he said, among other things, that he would shoot an intruder who came into his house. However, dow(...)

Danny Healy-Rae:  Would shoot an intruder who came into his house, aiming for the legs first to immobilise them. Photograph: The Irish Times

Danny Healy-Rae has said Noah’s Ark is among the “facts” on which he bases his views on climate change. In an interview published in Hot Press magazi(...)

Family business: Danny Healy-Rae at Rae’s bar in Kilgarvan. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/NYT

The home village A sign outside one of the three pubs in the Co Kerry village of Kilgarvan promises Ireland’s first round pool table. And O’Reilly’(...)

 Independent TD Mattie McGrath:  “There has to be a written agreement on how a minority government will function.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Independent Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath has said he may oppose all nominations for taoiseach in Thursday’s Dáil vote if there is no deal for a minori(...)

Maura Healy-Rae has been co-opted to take the council seat of her father Danny (centre) and join her brother Johnny (left) on Kerry County Council. Photograph: Don MacMonagle.

The eldest daughter of Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae has been co-opted on to Kerry County Council to fill the seat he vacated when elected to the Dái(...)

Gino Kenny TD of AAA-PBP and his mother Marie arrive for the 32nd Dáil at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

For all the good wishes, optimism and smiles, a strange undercurrent of uncertainty made for an edgy first day in the 32nd Dáil. Perhaps, for the ne(...)

‘If the two parties were interchangeable, as so many commentators believe, one of them would have ceased to exist by now.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Resistance to a coalition between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil among the membership of both parties goes deeper than the practical political considerati(...)

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