Fresh questions have emerged over the Taoiseach’s handling of the Garda whistleblower controversies, with new information showing he failed to act on warnings from his own party on the issue.


Van Gaal praises Shaw display after Utd notch Inter win

Louis van Gaal was impressed with the performance of Luke Shaw, who played the second half of Manchester United’s win over Inter Milan last night despite going through a punishing training session on the morning of the match.


Galway Racecourse

The injured leg of jockey Moira McElligot at the parade ring during day two of the Galway Festival at Galway Racecourse, Ireland. Moira was due to ride in the last race of the day prior to injuring herself at racing in Kilarney. Brian Lawless/PA Wire



Law and disorder: Public service chaos is managerial and political

BRIAN Purcell has taken a bullet for the State twice in his career. Once, when he was near the bottom of the pile, as a young official in the Department of Social Welfare, he refused payment to an applicant for the dole. That claimant was the notorious Dublin gangster, The General. Purcell was kneecapped for his troubles.



Russia hit by new world sanctions

The European Union and US are to impose new economic sanctions against Russia following the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which has been blamed on Moscow-backed rebels in Ukraine.


New fears of Ebola infections take flight

No one knows just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.


Tern population continuing ‘to soar’ in IrelandBy Dan McCarthy

Fashion & Beauty

On the red carpet: Emma Stone

Food & Drink

Afternoon tea brought to your home is a real treatBy Joe McNamee

Health & Life

Long ride to hope: 'Autism isn’t a catastrophe, it’s a personality type'By Sue Leonard

Home & Interiors

Tune your TV space into something specialBy Kya deLongchamps


Malta is thunder and enlighteningBy Dave Kenny

Arts, Books, Films & TV

Getting to the nature of art at the GlucksmanBy Colette Sheridan


We’re lucky to spot hedgehogs (and so are they)By Damien Enright