Sentiment among Dublin consumers recovered in late 2015, rising from 147.6 to 152.6 points in the third quarter

Consumer sentiment rebounded in the final three months of 2015, particularly in Dublin. However, many households are concerned about what this year w(...)

Some 55% of firms indicated that wages  are the area of costs under most upward pressure

More Irish firms are reporting an increase in costs despite falling oil prices and record low borrowing costs. The trend, which is noted in the lates(...)

Composite image of eight of those killed in the Kingsmill massacre. Clockwise from top left:   Robert Chambers, John Bryans, Joseph Lemon, Joseph McWhirter, Reggie Chapman, Kenneth Wharton, John McConville,  Walter Chapman. File photographs: Alan Lewis/PhotopressBelfast.co.uk

The rain fell relentlessly and the sky was dark as relatives and friends of the 10 Protestant workmen murdered at Kingsmill, Co Armagh, stood on Tuesd(...)

 Bono (third from left) and Jesse Hughes (4th from left), the Eagles of Death Metal singer performing with their bands at the packed 16,000-seat AccorHotels Arena in Paris on Monday night. Photograph: Danny North/AFP/Getty Images

Eagles of Death Metal, the California rock band that was onstage at the Bataclan in Paris when assailants opened fire on the crowd last month, returne(...)

This wonderful photograph from a packed  Ireland versus Austria match  in 1963 is just one of many in   ’Dalymount Park,   Home of Irish Football’ by Colin White.

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Sandra Hughes aims to maintain family tradition in Liverpool today with her Irish Grand National hero Thunder And Roses getting a ‘sighter’ of the fa(...)

Colm Hughes with his U2 hedge in Malahide. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There’s something pleasingly eccentric about topiary. And it is more pleasing still when found in unlikely places. Seeing beautifully carved hedges(...)

Consumer sentiment edged higher in October with consumers buoyed by tax breaks announced in the budget. However, the small lift suggests they remain w(...)

Ministers Michael Noonan  and Brendan Howlin: survey asked how important companies considered Budget 2016 was to the outlook for their businesses. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish business sentiment has hit a nine-year high on the back of a “marked step-up in business activity” over the past three months. The latest KBC B(...)

Melody Teixeira and Jamal Houmane of Casablanca Barbers. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork, which celebrates its 300th anniversary this year, would appear to be the best street in Ireland. It’s certainly the(...)