Sixteen people are due in court in Cork on Wednesday following an extensive garda investigation into the staging of fake car crashes in order to make false insurance claims.

Sixteen people are due in court in Cork on Wednesday following an extensive Garda investigation into the staging of fake car crashes in order to make (...)

Most Irish stations reported around two-thirds or less of their expected rainfall for February. Photograph: David Sleator

February was drier and cooler than average, according to Met Eireann’s latest weather report. Nearly all monthly rainfall totals were below average ex(...)

Stephanie Roche has been invited to spend the day at the White House by US president Barack Obama for St Patrick’s Day this year. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Stephanie Roche has been invited to spend the day at the White House by US president Barack Obama for St Patrick’s Day this year. The 25-year-old mad(...)

The report by Community Foundation for Ireland found public transport services were  a top priority, followed by the quality of education, walking, early childhood development, mobility and transport for older people, literacy levels and the affordability of everyday life. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish people prioritise the quality of public transport services above all else, are most unhappy with housing and property, and place a relatively l(...)

Danish designers Jonas Edvard  and Nikolaj Steenfatt  have used seaweed to create  a collection of beautiful items for the home, prototyping a dining chair and a series of lampshades made from it

1 A seating sea change  Seaweed, a resource in which Ireland is rich, has often been an underrated material. You can swaddle sushi in i(...)

Roche shares fall as much as 4.1 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

Roche Holding AG, the world’s largest seller of cancer drugs, said the Swiss franc’s surge may strip 9 percentage points from growth in operating prof(...)

Scott McCauley, associate scientist at the Gilead Sciences, makes human proteins at the Gilead laboratory in Foster City, California. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Anne Strange was too ill to dance at the evening reception when her daughter, Debbie, married in November but just being there was enough. The 63-year(...)

Basel-based Roche, which will buy US-based Foundation through a combination of outstanding and newly issued shares

Roche will acquire a majority stake in molecular and genomic analysis firm Foundation Medicine for up to $1.18 billion, it said on Monday, in a move t(...)

In a word

There are some things I just do not understand about our otherwise excellent people at the Met Office. One is why they don’t give the wind-chill facto(...)

Mary Rose Kelly (right) in action against New York’s Alisha Jordan in the All-Ireland Ladies Football Junior Championship Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Sportsfile 1:08

Goalkeepers never like to talk about the one that got away, but for Mary Rose Kelly, one particular goal in October 2013 simply couldn’t be helped. Co(...)