The number of candidates listing construction as their first choice has more than doubled from 195 to 460 for level 8 honours programmes, while demand for level 7 and 6 construction courses has jumped from 198 to 482. Photograph: Eric Luke

Carlow, Dublin, Dundalk, Limerick and Waterford. Traditional sectors A return of confidence in(...)

‘Many consumers may be needlessly paying more for their cover.’ Photograph: Getty Images

(...) else’s.” Switching in the home-insurance market is very easy, much more so than in other sectors(...)

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People watch as a convoy of hearses arrives at the Korporaal van Oudheusdenkazerne in Hilversum. Photograph: EPA

(...) sectors of the Russian economy.The 28-nation EU toughened its stance towards Moscow following last week(...)

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(...) commissioner Martin Callinan and the resignation of minister for justice Alan Shatter. Those and other(...)

Spoiled for priorities: Heather Humphreys receives her seal of office from the President. Photograph: Alan Betson

Gaeltacht), but the two sectors need to work together. “Some progress has been made under Jimmy Deenihan(...)

US travelers AJ  and Patrick, both from Salt Lake City in Utah,  on their mobile phones as they try to book an E-ticket at Ben Gurion Airport near  Tel Aviv, on Wednesday. The two had a Delta Airways ticket to return from Tel Aviv to the United States but Delta, and many other airlines,  cancelled all flights to and from the airport after a rocket fired by Hamas militants on Tuesday exploded close to  the facility. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

(...) at Ben-Gurion were diverted to other countries.Hamas had chalked up its biggest success in the(...)

Secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform said under-performance in the civil service would not be tolerated. He said an existing system of accountability for the civil service had been strengthened in recent years.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

(...) identified.” He noted employment law applied equally to the public and private sectors.“In the public sector(...)

 German minister for foreign affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier (L) speaks to media as he arrives for a Foreign Affairs Council meeting at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Julein Warnand/EPA

(...) sanctions would place restrictions on certain sectors of the Russian economy, such as military sales and(...)

Two Dutch passports lie in a field among luggage, personal belongings and wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Grabovo, Ukraine. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images 1:42

(...) with other international disaster victim identification teams in place, will carry out preliminary(...)