Teagasc has said demand for its courses  has grown to an unprecedented level. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Demand for courses with the agriculture development and training agency Teagasc has grown to an unprecedented level due to a new requirement that farm(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White at the official launch of Eircode in July. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The European Commission has told the Government there are no grounds for re-opening an investigation into the procurement process for the new postcode(...)

The new DNA database will be operational from next Friday.

Gardaí will be permitted to take bodily samples such as hair and saliva from crime suspects from later this month for a new DNA database. Minister fo(...)

Minister of State for the national drugs strategy, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said proposals to change drugs legislation will be brought before Cabinet in November. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Proposals to change drugs legislation to allow for medically supervised drug injection centres will be brought before Cabinet this month, a confere(...)

The aftermath  of a bomb on Nassau Street, Dublin, in 1974. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Families of those killed in the Dublin and Monaghan bombings 41 years ago are very happy with a tribute to the victims that forms part of U2’s stage s(...)

Norman Scarth, of Veterans For Peace, at the white poppy wreath-laying in the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin. Mr Scarth is a veteran of the second World War. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The State is in “gross breach” of its supposedly neutral status and of its humanitarian obligations by continuing to allow US soldiers and aircraft to(...)

Some 940 defibrillators need to be updated, the health products regulator has warned. Photograph: Thinkstock

More than 900 defibrillators owned by sports venues, hotels and other businesses urgently need to be updated to ensure that they will work properly in(...)

About 3% of people in Ireland suffer from some kind of food allergy, according to the FSAI.  Photograph: Getty Images

A new online tool will help some 22,000 food businesses in Ireland to identify and manage allergens on their menus. The website and mobile app develo(...)

PJ Stone said Garda management had used the 30 hours of ‘free’ overtime for issues not envisaged under the Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Garda management used the additional hours worked by gardaí under the Haddington Road agreement for all types of things never originally envisaged, th(...)

Over 300 civil servants were affected by the PeoplePoint data breach, reported to the Data Protection Commissioner last month. Photograph: Thinkstock

Over 300 civil servants have been hit by a data breach in the civil service’s shared payroll system, involving their personal details being sent to HR(...)