Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking to disability activist Martin Naughton and protester Donal Toolan outside Government Buildings. Photograph: Rachel Flaherty 3:05

Disability protesters have told Taoiseach Enda Kenny he “kicked them in the teeth” with a Government plan to invest €450 million in nursing homes and (...)

Seeing the woods from the trees: A forest trail at Center Parcs Longleat

One of the UK’s largest holiday resorts is unveiling its plans on Thursday to build a €100 million complex in Co Longford that would employ more than (...)

‘I don’t think you should be taking your kids to McDonald’s every day, but there’s nothing wrong with bringing them there for a treat.’ The Minister for Food, Simon Coveney, sits down to lunch at Hatch and Sons, in the basement of the Little Museum of Dublin on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

He spends his days talking about food – how to produce it, sell it and regulate it. But who knows what the Minister for Food really thinks about food?(...)

IBRC special liquidator Kieran Wallace: in talks with the Revenue Commissioners. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Revenue Commissioners are investigating a “number of major tax issues” at the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC), according to the Sunday Bu(...)

A submerged statue of the Hindu Lord Shiva stands amid the flooded waters of the Ganges at Rishikesh in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. Photograph: Reuters

Military helicopters and armed forces personnel led rescue operations in India’s northern Uttrakhand state yesterday where flash floods have claimed s(...)