There’s a scene in Dylan Moran and Graham Linehan’s Black Books where Bernard Black wants to open a “gourmet restaurant” in his book shop. Posh foo(...)

 Kilkenny manager Brian Cody escaped sanction from the GAA. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Kilkenny hurling manager Brian Cody has been cleared of any formal misconduct following his criticism of Westmeath referee Barry Kelly, who took char(...)

Gerry Barrett, a former maths teacher turned developer, is one of the largest remaining clients of Nama.

The National Asset Management Agency has appointed estate agent Cushman & Wakefield to sell a €778 million loan portfolio secured on property form(...)

The Cinémobile, Ireland’s ‘pop-up’ picture house on wheels, is twinning with four other countries to bring independent film to some of northern Europe’s farthest corners. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Cinémobile, Ireland’s ‘pop-up’ picture house on wheels, is twinning with four other countries to bring independent film to some of northern Europe(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan shortly before his Budget 2015 speech, at Government Buildings in Dublin, today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 6:13

A Cheann Comhairle,When the Government took office in March 2011 we set out a plan to regain control of Ireland’s fiscal and economic policies, to gro(...)

Newly elected TD Michael Fitzmaurice pictured with Sinn Féin candidate, Martin Kenny. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Success came swiftly on Triple Crown Saturday but, in the time-honoured style of political coronations, Michael Fitzmaurice waited until the last minu(...)

Constantin Gurdgiev, who is part of the line-up for the Kilkenomics festival, a three-day mash-up of economics and comedy taking place in Kilkenny next month. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

So many bubbles are popping up in the Irish economy that it’s in danger of turning into an Aero bar. Another one clearly emerging, which policymakers (...)

Individuals should be allowed to claim tax relief for investing sums from €100 to €10,000 with local financial institutions and credit unions to be used for investment in certified renewable energy projects.

Individuals and credit unions should be allowed to claim tax relief on investing in wind energy, the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) has said.(...)

Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy celebrates scoring a goal against Donegal in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park. “While the body’s good and I feel I can help, I’ll play.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Bill Clinton called himself the ‘Comeback Kid’ for less. Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy, who yesterday, with Kilkenny hurler Richie Power, was named one of th(...)

Pope Francis arrives for the opening of the Synod on the themes of family in Vatican City. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

In his former life, Pope Francis was noted for his openness to people of all faiths and of none. In 2011, he said “dialogue is born from an attitude o(...)