‘Fine Gael has had its national conference since the last Ipsos/MRBI poll and that gave them the opportunity to road-test some of their key lines for the next election.’ Above: the Fine Gael national conference earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

(...) lines for the next election.The 5 per cent jump in this poll is much more than a post-conference bounce(...)

Luke Fitzgerald, by virtue of his different technique, is in a better place to dominate the tackle, making life much easier for the support runner. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

(...) more expansive game may prove too far for even the mighty O’Connell to consistently reach. Hence the(...)

EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström: has inherited one of the trickiest portfolios in Jean-Claude Juncker’s commission. PHOTOGRAPH: THIERRY CHARLIER/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

(...) all the more remarkable given that she has inherited one of the trickiest portfolios in Jean(...)

Demonstrators from Friends of the Earth Europe protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Pact in Brussels. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

(...) been put to the American side.” Suspicions that the US is more preoccupied with completing the ongoing(...)

The latest health campaign in the UK, after all, pitches “sitting as the new smoking”

(...) decisions on the other two. So if you eat badly, you are more likely to be in debt or be in a bad(...)

It seems that Musgrave, the owner of SuperValu, has stepped in to smooth the way for HCJV

There was quite a kerfuffle last September when IBRC suddenly appointed receivers to HCJV, a property company linked to the Caulfield McCarthy retail (...)

Phil J Clarke: ‘I’m retiring, so I’m looking forward to a change of pace.

(...) this. He turned 57 this month, according to company documents, so he could have served three more years(...)

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Planet Business

(...) roles spend sitting down each day, the foundation says. But which would alleviate the misery more(...)

Irish Wind Energy Association chief executive Kenneth Matthews speaking atthe association’s annual conference. Photograph: Patrick Bolger

The Irish Wind Energy Association, the lobby group for wind farm developers, held its annual conference on Wednesday at the Doubletree hotel, formerly(...)

 Pat O’Doherty, chief executive of ESB. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Brighter Possibilities is the chirpy title of ESB’s annual report for 2014, which emerged on Wednesday. The report’s fine print contained several nugg(...)