Eamon Ryan, Green Party leader, was critical of Taoiseach Enda Kenny for the position he has taken on Greece. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan.

A Green Party plan to create 10 new regional banks around the country is being examined for feasibility by the Department of Finance. The plan to crea(...)

Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan addresses the Green Party conference in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

In 2011, the two parties that had been in coalition for the previous three and a half years took a huge hiding. It was a disaster for Fianna Fáil. But(...)

Get down in Dublin Dublin’s newest hotel, The Dean, is custom made to appeal to a younger clientele, the type that finds proximity to a city’s (...)

Henry Shefflin   announcing his retirement: he deserves to know that he meant something beyond the endless titles and medals and glory he brought to Kilkenny and Ballyhale – although that is what he holds dearest. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Yeah, as if there’s any praise left. As if there’s been a single thought unarticulated, even just one hosanna unsung since Tuesday afternoon when word(...)

TJ Reid is one of four Ballyhale Shamrocks players to return to the Kilkenny side for Sunday’s Division 1A releagtion play-off with Clare. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny have wheeled out the big guns for Sunday’s Division One A relegation play-off against Clare. As expected manager Brian Cody has given instant(...)

Anil Dash: the renowned blogger and entrepreneur will be just one of the many speakers addressing the conference in Killarney

Since its inaugural edition in 2012, Úll has become Ireland’s pre-eminent event for Apple- centric designers and developers. Úll attracts high-profile(...)

Henry Shefflin addressing the assembled media: “Of course you’d love to keep going but I’m 36 not 26 and I knew that day was coming.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It mightn’t have been the theatre of his specific dreams but it was in a way appropriate that the curtain came down on Henry Shefflin’s record-breakin(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister Pascal Donohoe  launch the Government’s tourism policy at Kilkenny Castle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish tourism sector will be refocused to concentrate on attracting high-spending tourists to Ireland over the coming decade, according to a new (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Pascal Donohoe, Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport at the launch of the Government’s tourism policy at Kilkenny Castle on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A new Government tourism policy aims to boost the number of overseas holidaymakers coming here to 10 million a-year by 2025 from 7.6 million last year(...)

The former Smithwick’s brewery in Kilkenny. The proposed phased redevelopment includes the creation of a dedicated business, enterprise and third-level research facility as part of the first phase.

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund’s (ISIF) next project could be a major regeneration project in Kilkenny, as the council considers its options fo(...)