Minister Leo Varadkar TD with Fine Gael Dublin Bay South candidate Kate O’Connell. while preparations are made for Dublin Chinese New Year Festival, at CHQ, while the party announced their plans to abolish the USC by 2020. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The one thing that every finance expert agrees upon is that the tax system desperately needs to be simplified. That’s true for Ireland and just about (...)

ComReg has been strongly criticised for taking too long to adjudicate on complaints that Eir is abusing its dominant position in the market. Photograph: Karl Hussey/Fennell Photography

The telecoms watchdog has been strongly criticised for taking too long to adjudicate on complaints that Eir is abusing its dominant position in the ma(...)

What was TS Eliot thinking when he described April as the “cruellest month” in his poem The Waste Land? April is a walk in the park compared with Jan(...)

JUNE: Clerys department store on O’Connell Street closes its doors for the last time. Photograph: Frank Miller

January A new year dawns with news that a long-time voice of the Irish consumer, Eddie Hobbs, is the new voice of Lucinda Creighton’s Renua.&nbs(...)

British prime minister David Cameron and Taoiseach Enda Kenny: three of Kenny’s associates visited the Tories in London in July for a briefing. Photograph: Getty Images

On May 8th last, as the Conservatives celebrated a surprise general election victory, Fine Gael TDs still in Leinster House on a Friday morning took h(...)

Siobhán Slattery and John O’Grady Siobhán Slattery, from Clonmel, Co Tipperary, and John O’Grady, from Mayo, met in 2006 through a mutual friend. The(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was critical of Sinn Féin policies. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted there will be no change in the rules governing the allocation of medical cards. He said the Government had been v(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted there will be no change in the rules governing the allocation of medical cards.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted there will be no change in the rules governing the allocation of medical cards. He said the Government had been ve(...)

From left are Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change; United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius, and president-designate of COP21 and French President Francois Hollande celebrating  final agreement  at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 12th, 2015. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Success has many parents, and there will be no shortage of people attempting to take credit for concluding the Paris accords - the most serious attemp(...)

Within weeks of our buying a Sony, VHS-only video libraries sprouted up around the country offering all those Schwarzenegger and Stallone films.

The announcement this week that Sony was finally going to cease production of Betamax video cassettes was a bit like hearing some dimly remembered sta(...)