Trust, a social and health agency working with the homeless, assisted people of 15 nationalities in a recent week. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In just two days this month 54 people attended a social and health agency premises in Dublin’s Liberties. Trust, a non-denominational, befriending, s(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he hoped “legitimate concerns” over water charges that had been expressed “very forcibly and very vociferously” over the last fortnight would be addressed in “final and clear” decisions by the Government.   Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the public will have “clarity” and “confirmation” on details of water charges next week. Speaking in Galway, where up to(...)

Jan Serfontein: The South African centre will win his 17th international cap when he lines out against Ireland on Saturday. photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Under a stairwell in the Radisson Hotel Jan Serfontein is asked the only question of the day for which he has no real answer. Do you know Jared Payne (...)

The five-star Merchant Hotel at Skipper Street in Belfast, one of the hotels whose loans were sold by Ulster Bank to Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs is set to acquire a portfolio of loans from Ulster Bank connected with a number of high-profile Irish hotels. It is understood th(...)

Unite trade union picket outside Kishoge Community College in Lucan, a JJ Rhatigan site. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Builders JJ Rhatigan & Co have claimed the conduct of some people picketing a building site in west Dublin has been so “appalling” the company is (...)

Builders JJ Rhatigan & Co have begun legal proceedings against the Unite trade union arising out of a dispute with blocklayers who worked on const(...)

John and Diane Foley, parents of the murdered US journalist Jim Foley. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

John and Diane Foley laugh and smile easily. They talk a lot – in animated, excited, rapid bursts, sometimes cutting across each other, building on wh(...)

A second of the Limerick to Ennis road has been closed this morning after a male pedestrian was killed.

A young male pedestrian has been killed after he was struck and killed by a truck on the Limerick to Ennis road this morning. The collision happened (...)

Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson, a marquee National Football League running back who faces charges of child abuse for injuries he caused when disciplining his son, was reinstated by the franchise on Monday. Photograph:  Matthew Emmons/Reuters

Anheuser-Busch has made a shocking discovery. The NFL, the company’s money heifer over these many years, is a spectacularly violent league. That viole(...)

The Strand Hotel, built in Limerick city in 2007 by John Lally’s Lalco Holdings on the extensive site of the former Jury’s Hotel and overlooking the river Shannon

One of the finest hotels in Ireland’s mid-west region, the seven-year-old Strand Hotel in Limerick, is for sale on the international market. Tom Bar(...)