Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton will launch a job strategy for the north east and north west region today. (Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times)

A Government job strategy for the north east and north west regions aims to create 28,000 jobs by 2020. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and In(...)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White (left) and Niall Greene, chair of Salmon Watch Ireland, at the annual salmon conference in Dublin.

Rights to salmon fishing were enshrined in the Brehon Laws – a uniquely Irish legal system that existed during medieval times. The ancient law allowed(...)

The number of Dáil seats has been cut from 166 to 158 and the number of constituencies from 43 to 40. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Big changes in the shape and size of many Dáil constituencies have changed the electoral map of Ireland since the last general election. T(...)

Malin Head: a good place to watch the Northern Lights from

This circular walk around Malin Head, the northernmost point of Ireland, starts at the car park close to Lloyd’s Tower, at the highest part of(...)

Only two golden eagle chicks were born in 2015 and neither survived more than a few weeks.  Photograph: Mike Brown

Ireland’s population of golden eagles is in a “critical” situation and at risk of starving, the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has warned. The IWT has ca(...)

Emma Cleverley and Enda O’Doherty Primary school teacher Emma, from Cullen, Co Cork, and Enda, a civil engineer, met in 2006 at NUIG. After two years(...)

New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer is calling time on tipping across his 13 restaurants in favour of higher wages for all staff, funded by significantly higher prices on all his menus.  Photograph: Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images

I don’t tip because society says I have to. All right, if someone deserves a tip, if they really put forth an effort, I’ll give them something, a litt(...)

Joe Kernan: “They blew us out of the water last year, they will be wanting to do the same here again, and that’s what we have to be ready for.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The difficulties for this evening’s one-off EirGrid International Rules Test could be seen and heard at Friday’s media conference when all the poin(...)

What are you planning for the men in your life this Christmas?

Read all our Christmas content at Water works In cable wakeboarding, the speedboat of traditional water-skiing is r(...)

Thomas Pringle said  Irish fishermen account for less than 20 per cent of fish caught in Irish waters every year. Photograph: Chris Furlong/Getty Images

Factory super trawlers were damaging the livelihoods of fishermen off the west and northwest coasts, Independent Donegal South West TD Thomas Pringle(...)