The launch of an online database of 70,000 people buried in Mount Saint Lawrence Cemetery is the first in a series of cemetery projects aimed at establishing a social history of Limerick. Use of cloud services for storing files is  becoming more widespread in Ireland, with 28 per cent of Irish people now using the cloud.

Daily internet use among Irish people has increased from 25 per cent in 2006 to 65 per cent in 2014, while the percentage of people who have never use(...)

 Two Pterosaurs  with a prey, Triassic-Cretaceous.  Photograph:  DeAgostini/Getty Images

Scientists have built the most comprehensive family tree for birds yet developed that traces them back right to the days of the dinosaurs. Spanning(...)

Minister of State Simon Harris: said  Ireland was “very well-placed” to benefit from inclusion in the EU investment plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has submitted more than 70 projects for possible inclusion in the EU’s €315 billion investment plan, with energy, social housing and i(...)

Lars Himmer will move from  VW in Germany where he is head of group sales strategy

After some weeks of speculation following the departure of former MD Simon Elliot, Volkswagen Group Ireland has announced who its new boss is going to(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry: “It is up to them [the Iranians] or up to the Iraqis to do that if it did indeed take place”.  Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry flew to Brussels for talks with western allies on Wednesday, as the Pentagon said Iran had launched attacks on the(...)

The “Iceberg Project”, a mixed-use scheme of 200 apartments in Aarhus, Denmark

As the Government announces €2.2 billion in capital investment for social housing over the next three years, and plans to deliver 6,700 units by 2017,(...)

The study also shows that people willing to work in Ireland from another country are generally educated, experienced and often moving from big companies of 200 employees or more

Irish people have the highest level of international work experience, according to a new survey of 200,000 people from 70 countries.The study shows th(...)

Minister for Jobs and Enterprise  Richard Bruton: “We have shown significant improvements in our cost position and that is reflected by  surveys of the National Competitiveness Council.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ireland’s international economic competitiveness had improved significantly in recent years, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bru(...)

The Government’s scramble to reduce water charges and increase allowances means households will end up paying the cheapest water rates in Europe. (...)

 A spokeswoman for Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, said it was important to ensure free movement of workers and citizens across the EU was used for the “right motives and not abused through unjustified claiming of benefits”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Government officials are examining the implications of a landmark ruling which may allow authorities to refuse welfare benefits to EU migrants if t(...)