Michael Healy-Rae: Independent TD survived a seven-hour talks marathon on heavy-duty painkillers after being attacked and injured by a calving cow on his farm last weekend. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Another Good Friday agreement was always too much to hope for, but it would be nice if the government negotiations could finish in time for the summer(...)

The permits will apply for one year, renewable annually. Photograph: Getty Images

A new immigration permission scheme to allow illegal migrant workers in the fishing industry gain access to working visas is to be proposed by Minist(...)

Union Hall in west Cork. Photograph: Irlchrism/Wikimedia Commons

Gardaí on Wednesday arrested an Egyptian fisherman in west Cork for failing to produce identification and work permit papers. The arrest came as a new(...)

it’s unlikely that Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton will want to be seen to be softer on big firms than his UK counterpart. Photograph: Alan Betson

The UK Competition Commission’s plans to mildly shake up the audit market in that jurisdiction have been met with silence on this side of the water(...)