Irish Water says it still intends to pursue businesses for unpaid commercial rates 2:03

Irish Water is to inherit a debt of €100 million in relation to unpaid commercial water rates from local authorities later this year, while a furth(...)

An Ipsos MRBI poll on behalf of The Irish Times Survey shows  the average Irish wedding had 110 attendees, including the bride and groom. Under-35s were more likely to have had larger weddings, averaging 141 people.

The younger you are, the bigger your wedding. Young married Irish people have had larger weddings than their older counterparts, according to a new po(...)

Marchers are converging on O’Connell Street for a rally at 2pm. Photograph: Pamela Duncan

Tens of thousands of water charge protesters converged on Dublin’s O’Connell Street on Saturday where a rally calling for the abolition of the planned(...)

The survey asked about six areas of “worry”: not having enough money; not having enough free time; work-life balance; physical health; mental health; and relationship difficulties

What keeps Irish people awake at night? Money, or too little of it, is our number one concern, according to a major “Family Values” poll carried out b(...)

Viewing an eclipse in London in 1999. Photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire 1:37

How to watch the solar eclipse safely: make a pinhole projectorUp to 95% of sun will be blocked out by moon for about an hour from 8.30am A weak weath(...)

The generational shift in parents’ attitudes to slapping could also be seen in respondents’ working status. Photograph: Getty Images/Stockphoto

More than half of Irish parents have slapped their children, according to the results of a “Family Values” poll carried out by Ipsos MRBI on behalf of(...)

A file photograph of a group of children from Belarus arriving at Dublin airport to spend Christmas with Chernobyl Children International host families. Photograph: Eric Luke

The driver of a lorry bound for Belarus which was broken into in Kilkenny on Monday has described the robbery and damage to planned donations as “soul(...)

Two people died in separate road traffic crashes in Dublin and Cork over the weekend, and a man suffered serious injuries in a crash in Co Clare.A 62-(...)

(From left) Des Fagan of the CPSU, Brendan Ogle of UNITE  and John Douglas of the ICTU at the Right2Water press conference announcing details of a new water charges protest. The conference heard how one of the four jailed protesters, Bernie Hughes, plans to run in the next general election.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

One of four anti-water protesters jailed in recent weeks has said she intends running as a candidate in the next general election. Bernie Hughes was o(...)

Dr Máirín Ryan, Hiqa’s director of health technology assessment and acting deputy chief executive, said a survey of 32 hospitals nationally to identify electronic systems currently in use in Ireland found limited use of such systems outside two hospitals where the technology was being used in very restricted settings. File photograph: Tim Ockenden/PA Photo

The introduction of new technologies could lead to reduced mortality, increased patient safety, shorter waiting lists and reduce hospital overcrowding(...)