Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton: established JobBridge in 2011.  Photograph: Frank Miller

A total of 228 JobBridge interns have been taken on by 14 Government Departments, but none of them has been kept on after completing their placemen(...)

Gardaí believe the fatally injured man was attended to by four or five persons following the incident at the Greenstar facility at Ballymount Industrial Estate and appealed for them to make contact. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A man was killed at the Greenstar waste recycling facility in Ballymount Industrial Estate in west Dublin yesterday. The man is believed to have been (...)

Former Fianna Fáil TD Chris Andrews has joined Sinn Féin, the party has announced. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil TD Chris Andrews has joined Sinn Féin, the party has announced.Mr Andrews, who left Fianna Fáil in August 2012, said the decision t(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has criticised last month’s IRA commemoration rally in Castlederg. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is urging communities in Northern Ireland to respect their neighbours during commemorations, adding the province is now a bett(...)

The deadline for postal vote and special vote is this Monday. Photograph:  Check the Register website

Voters are being reminded to check whether they are on the Register of Electors for next month’s referendum on abolishing the Seanad.Registration for (...)

Events throughout the country and 
an increase in international tourism have been a success, according to a spokeswoman for Tourism Ireland, but as yet 
there have been no formal discussions about organising a future Gathering year.
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Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ireland’s Year of the Gathering may draw to a close in December, but Tourism Ireland said it’s a possibility the initiative may return in a few years’(...)

Irish Patients’ Association chief executive Stephen McMahon said patients cannot be used as pawns in the dispute. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The one-day strike by junior doctors would cause a crisis if it goes ahead, according to the Irish Patients’ Association chief excutive.Speaking on RT(...)

David McCullagh will replace Pat Kenny as Prime Time presenter when the show returns later this week.

RTÉ’s Political Correspondent David McCullagh has been appointed as a presenter on Prime Time, replacing Pat Kenny. Mr McCullagh will join Miriam O’Ca(...)

The rate of unemployment has gone from 13.8 per cent to 13.7 per cent over the second quarter of 2013, according to new figures released by the Central Statistics Office. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Unemployment fell by 6.9 per cent or 22,200 in the 12 months to June, reducing the total number of persons out of work to 300,700.On a quarterly basis(...)

President Michael D Higgins: “important chapter in Irish history”.

President Michael D Higgins will lead the centenary commemoration of the 1913 Lockout this weekend, which is hoped to be attended by up to 80,000 peop(...)