Rassie Erasmus is to leave Munster at the end of December. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus is to leave the province at the end of December. Also leaving Thomond Park is defence coach Jacques Nienaber(...)

“Sir, - We are the two Young Fine Gael delegates who sucessfully proposed the new system for electing the leader of Fine Gael. We feel shocked, appall(...)

Spanish Wine Week: roll out the barrel.

A good glass of wine in Spain rarely comes without something small and delicious to eat served alongside, so it is excellent to see so many food-relat(...)

Jimmy Deenihan, who is retiring from politics: “I will continue to work for the people of Kerry for the rest of my life”

Former Fine Gael TD for Kerry North and for Kerry North-West Limerick Jimmy Deenihan is bowing out of politics and will not run in the next election.(...)

British prime minister Margaret Thatcher flanked by Geoffrey Howe and Tom King wave goodbye after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement in Hillsborough, Co Down, in May 1985. Photograph: Pat Langan

A snub to a direct rule minister over a UDR regimental dinner in the wake of the Anglo-Irish Agreement provoked the ire of the Northern Ireland secre(...)

Bob Geldof was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize after he helped to raise millions of pounds for Ethiopia through the single Do They Know It’s Christmas? and his Live Aid concerts

Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald nominated Bob Geldof for the Nobel Peace Prize, documents from the 1986 State Papers show. Behind the scenes, Irish diplo(...)

John Rodgers: told Mr Dukes he did not see the legal basis on which access to the files, especially for films made 30 years or more previously, could be resisted or refused. Photograph: David Sleator

There was a series of tense letters between the attorney general and the minister for justice in late 1986 over the release of the film censor’s file(...)

Donal Skehan, centre, whose latest offering Eat. Live. Go. Fresh Food Fast is highly recommended, along with four more of our suggestions for Christmas gifts.

The Cardamom Trail by Chetna Makan (published by Mitchell Beazley, £20) Great British Bake-Off 2014 finalist Chetna Makan’s signature bakes for the T(...)

Domini Kemp will be sharing insights into building a food business at a Dublin Book Festival event on Friday morning. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

If you want to know how to succeed at something, ask someone who has done it. Cafe owners Domini Kemp and Garrett Fitzgerald fit the bill perfectly to(...)

Anne Enright will help celebrate 25 years of the Irish Writers Centre with an event on Thursday. Photograph:   Alan Betson

The Centre Holds Smock Alley Theatre, Thursday, 10 November, 6:30pm The Irish Writers Centre is marking its 25th anniversary with an anthology of ess(...)

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