AIB head of business banking Ken Burke: “We’re seeing strong demand for funding and we expect that to continue.” Photograph: Frank Miller

AIB has established a €300 million healthcare fund to support investment in nursing home care. Speaking to The Irish Times yesterday, Ken Burke, AIB’s(...)

Wage growth has been weak despite Britain’s strong economic recovery, but the number of people in employment and total hours worked have grown much more rapidly

British households’ incomes from employment rose at the fastest rate in more than five years in early October, but many families still feel under fina(...)

The Life Institute has criticised the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll question on whether a referendum should be held on the issue of abortion, cla(...)

Voters in the Dublin South West and Roscommon-South Leitrim byelections have delivered a shock to the established parties and a warning to Sinn Féin t(...)

Paul Murphy makes his a speech after winning the Dublin South West byelection at the count centre in the Basketbal Arena in Tallaght. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Paul Murphy’s victory in the Dublin South West byelection was a master stroke in political tactics and timing.Murphy, a former Socialist Party MEP, di(...)

Bolivia’s president Evo Morales speaks during a closing ceremony of his presidential election campaign. The Bolivian presidential election takes place today.  Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters

Bolivians vote today in an election that is almost guaranteed to hand a third consecutive term to President Evo Morales, a former coca farmer whose br(...)

Brendan Howlin: took time off from grappling with budget arithmetic to answer ministerial questions in the Dáil yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Public Expenditure and sometimes Greek scholar Brendan Howlin took time off from grappling with budget arithmetic to answer ministerial q(...)

Dublin South West Constituency Profile: The numbers, and everyone working in the constituency, says the Dublin South-West seat is Sinn Féin’s to lose,(...)

For many voters, the political thought processes really only crystallise close to polling day, with many making their minds in the final day. That’s why you will see that late opinion polls are often the most accurate.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Politicians always say they are not influenced by opinion polls and will invariably employ the cliché learned in Evasive Answers 101: “Opinion polls a(...)

Coke Park hosted a full house for the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final between Kerry and Donegal. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Gaelic football remains the most attended form of sporting event in Ireland with 6.7 per cent of surveyed people saying they attend matches from chil(...)