To date work with a value of some €468 million – or more than €5 million a week – has been entered onto the system. The estimated tax relief due to homeowners under the scheme is about €32 million.

Tax authorities are to begin identifying builders who have not signed up for the home renovation tax incentive scheme as part of a crackdown on work (...)

 A water taxi service operated by Liffey River Cruises has been operating on the river for several years. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien /The Irish Times

A total of 45 tourists were rescued from a water taxi on the River Liffey on Sunday after the vessel lost power and struck the Millennium Bridge. Ther(...)

The latest figures indicate that Ireland is  back on track to reducing road deaths. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A reduction in road deaths in the first seven months of this year comes as a major relief following recent increases in carnage on the roads. Followi(...)

The scarring effects of long-term unemployment in the 1980s and early 1990s were especially difficult to tackle. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

During the boom years, the long-term unemployment rate – the proportion out of work for a year or more – fell to a record low of 1.2 per cent. When th(...)

Paudie Woodlock, at the Tipperary Cheese Company, Twomileborris, Co Tipperary. What started out as a part-time work placement turned into a full-time job. Photograph: John D Kelly

Paudie Woodlock hadn’t finished school, but he’d already mapped out his career. Before the ink was dry on his last Leaving Cert test, he’d start wo(...)

Latest figures show that wider investigations into white-collar professions – such as doctors, dentists, accountants and lawyers – have yielded tens of millions of euro in tax and penalties for the exchequer. Photograph: Getty Images

The Revenue Commissioners has collected more than €30 million in unpaid tax and penalties as part of an ongoing inquiry into the financial affairs of (...)

Revenue is clamping down on undisclosed income from rental properties. Image: Getty

Tax officials are targeting millions of euro in rental income as part of a crackdown on the “shadow economy”. Audits and investigations into the rent(...)

Revenue’s focus on the financial affairs of professionals has yielded big results. Photograph: Alan Betson

Building sites, pubs and fast-food outlets spring to mind when the taxman goes searching for unpaid revenue lurking in the shadows of the economy. How(...)

After years of success in making our roads safer, the number of traffic-related deaths has been on the rise in recent years. A total of 196 people di(...)

Some 117 disqualified drivers have been arrested and charged in just six weeks since gardaí were given new powers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Some 117 disqualified drivers have been arrested and charged in just six weeks since gardaí were given new powers. Gardaí have said the new measures m(...)