While the popular perception is that the cost of living is always rising, since the beginning of the year consumer prices have on average been lower t(...)

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Today is September 1st and we all know what is on its way. As a nation we are well-versed in winter dressing and the difficulties it presents. Ther(...)

Luas Cross City work has allegedly caused flood damage to some Georgian-era cellars. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dublin city centre business owners may be entitled to thousands of euro in compensation after Luas Cross City work allegedly caused extensive flood (...)

JJ Maher from Roscrea splashing around with his family’s Belgian Blue entry at the 2015 Tullamore Show and AIB National Livestock Show. Photograph: Jeff Harvey

More than 60,000 people attended this year’s Tullamore Show on a warm, dry day on Sunday that was far removed from the rain induced cancellations of 2(...)

Retail property agents in Britain are speculating that Dunnes Stores is planning to open up to 40 more stores there

If recent reports that Dunnes Stores is planning a major UK expansion translate into reality, Margaret Heffernan will need to draw on her legendary re(...)

West Cork drowning tragedy victim Barry Davis Ryan

West Cork drowning tragedy victim Barry Davis Ryan proved the depth of his love for his girlfriend Niamh O’Connor by heroically trying to rescue her(...)

A rally in support of Dunnes Stores workers earlier this year. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Trade unions want greater protection for workers. Employers want greater flexibility. But is there a middle ground which can provide both freedom and (...)

Sinéad Pembroke works in Trinity College Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery: “I can’t think about buying a house or starting a family”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A global shift has taken place since the financial crisis to more insecure jobs, according to the International Labour Organisation. Labour experts(...)

Niamh O’Connor (20), who was drowned off Baltimore, Co Cork, and who will be buried in Kilcully in Cork on Saturday.

Hundreds are expected to attend the funerals on Saturday and Sunday of victims of the drowning tragedy near Baltimore in west Cork earlier this week. (...)

Barry Ryan Snr and Niamh O’Connor, who drowned off the Cork coast, and Barry Davis Ryan, who is still missing.

Barry Ryan (51), who drowned off the coast of Baltimore in Co Cork, and his son Barry Davis Ryan (20), who is still missing at sea, are the son and gr(...)