The announcement of Leo O’Shaughnessy and Mark Kinsella’s marriage is the first formal announcement  of a same-sex engagement since the marriage equality referendum was passed in May.

A marriage announcement in the Social & Personal column of The Irish Times has been widely shared this weekend as a first since the same-sex marri(...)

Former RSA Ireland chief executive Philip Smith. He  “had to be a fall guy to satisfy the various outside interests”, his barrister claimed. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) heard yesterday that Philip Smith, the former chief executive of RSA Ireland, was made the “fall guy” for wid(...)

Sources said if the first €27,000 of income was exempted from the public-service pension levy, it would generate a boost in earnings for staff of about €800 per year. Photograph: Getty Images.

Unions are to seek a flat-rate pay increase for staff in the public service through changing the way the pension levy is applied. Sources said (...)

On average Dublin Bus carries 410,000 passengers on a Friday and approximately 253,000 on a Saturday

Who will be affected if the strikes go ahead? The likelihood is that all Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann services nationwide will come to a halt on 7 (...)

Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann drivers who are members of Siptu and the NBRU are planning to strike over the May and June bank holidays. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Thousands of bus passengers face massive transport disruption in the coming weeks, with drivers at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann planning to strike over (...)

Pedestrians walk past a branch of Allied Irish Banks in Dublin. Photographer: Crispin Rodwell/Bloomberg

Europe’s banks have done the heavy-lifting in the toughest ever test of their financial strength, but an intensive quality assurance process and decis(...)

The airline has welcomed news that cabin crews had called off strikes planned for next Monday and Wednesday

Aer Lingus has warned that full-year operating profits will likely be between 10 per cent to 20 per cent lower than 2013 because of the impact of indu(...)

Three sisters were burned, two badly, at a family barbecue in Ardagh, Co Limerick, when a gust of wind caught the flames. File photograph: Getty Images

A mother is in a critical condition in hospital after being engulfed in flames at a family barbecue. Joanne McMahon (46), from Castlemahon, Co Limeric(...)

Aer Lingus has claimed that revised rosters being sought by cabin crew at the airline would see them receive an additional 32 paid days off.

MARTIN WALL, Industry CorrespondentAer Lingus has claimed that revised rosters being sought by cabin crew at the airline would see them receive an add(...)

Graffiti depicting European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi and German chancellor Angela Merkel is seen on a fence surrounding the construction site for the new ECB headquarters in Frankfurt. The ECB held interest rates at 0.5 per cent today. Photograph:  Ralph Orlowski/Reuters.

The European Central Bank will keep interest rates at record lows for an extended period and could yet cut them further, the bank’s chief, Mario Dragh(...)