Gardaí at the house where  Marie Quigley was found dead  near Hackballscross, Co Louth. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

People in the parish of Kilkerley, Dundalk, where the Co Louth couple Marie and Jim Quigley lived, have expressed their shock and sadness at their dea(...)

‘Let’s not forget how seasonal this business is. Given the still fragile nature of Ireland’s recovery and the difficult environment in which the restaurant sector still finds itself.’ Photograph: Getty Images

As president of the Restaurants Association of Ireland I am also a restaurant owner in Sligo and an employer of 34 people. I’m very passionate about e(...)

‘Ireland’s failure to adequately challenge or respond to violence against women has come into serious national and international focus.’ Photograph: Getty Images

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has said “Violence against women takes a devastating toll on women’s lives, on their families and on society as a who(...)

The Abbey Theatre in Dublin has appointed Neil Murray and Graham McLaren as directors of the theatre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

The Abbey Theatre has announced the appointment of Neil Murray and Graham McLaren as the theatre’s new directors . The pair come to the posts from th(...)

Traditional toys have fallen out of favour as demand for toys based on movie franchises such as ‘Jurassic Park’ have grown. Photograph:  Universal Studios Handout/Reuters

US toymaker Hasbro reported a lower-than-expected decline in quarterly revenue, helped by strong demand for its Jurassic World- and Star Wars-themed t(...)

Irish tax refund specialists Taxback. com have introduced an online service to help people recover tax withheld on share dividends in other countrie(...)

Not such a bad spot: Ireland scored highly in terms of having friendly and welcoming people and a beautiful country

Ireland has been ranked in 11th place out of 55 countries in a new survey ranking nations by their reputation. The Republic was ranked ahead of the (...)

David Thom: ‘The place we live must be a place we love, a place we don’t want to leave.’

Our home is buses, boats hotels, guest houses, farms, villages, towns and cities. Our home is the road, two backpacks and each other, and we love it. (...)

Minister  for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: acknowledged the importance of the legislation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

When a person is convicted of a crime, there is a legitimate expectation of punishment, with the most serious consequence being the loss of liberty. I(...)

Best Shops winner (gift/design/interiors) in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill 2:29

The Burren Perfumery, Co Clare  What a year it’s been for The Burren Perfumery, situated in Carron, Co Clare. Since winning the Best (...)