BFree: the challenge was to create a new product

This week in our profiles of the finalists in The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation awards we look at three top innovators in the agrifood sect(...)

Norway’s Jewish community is one of Europe’s smallest, numbering around 1000, and the Muslim population, which has been growing steadily through immigration, is 150,000 to 200,000. Photograph: Fredrik Varfjell/AFP Photo/Getty Images

More than 1000 Muslims formed a human shield around Oslo’s synagogue on Saturday, offering symbolic protection for the city’s Jewish community and con(...)

The Nissan Leaf at a recharging station: the car will be available to buyers in France for €14,390 from April as a result of a new swappage scheme

Europe’s appetite for electrically powered cars surged by 37 per cent last year, but still made up just more than half a per cent of the continent’s n(...)

“To a degree Ireland has managed to persuade people to locate activities in the IFSC here in Dublin, which are satellite activities for things that are going on in London”

A British exit from the European Union could irrevocably damage Ireland’s agricultural trade with Britain and cause an outflow of business from Dubli(...)

All households who register with Irish Water are entitled to a €100 water conservation grant

Following months of protest and political hand-wringing, households will finally receive their first water bills in April.It may come as some small co(...)

Well, they’re finally here. After months of speculation, frantic lobbying by interested parties and concerned visits to their bank by putative homeown(...)

Ireland is ranked 22nd in the 2014 Euro Health Consumer Index, down from 14th the previous year. File photograph: Katrina Wittkamp/Getty Images

Ireland has tumbled down an international ranking of health services after its waiting list data was found to have lost credibility.Ireland is ranked (...)

Ted O’Donovan, Liam Hegarty, Fachtna O’Sullivan and John Hegarty lay a plank on the Ilen.

Witnessing a “whiskey planking” is not an everyday event in a politician’s diary, but Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney is on the guest list for o(...)

Tullow chief executive officer Aidan Heavey: Tulllow says job cuts are likely to result from an internal review designed to deliver “long-term cost savings and efficiencies” across the exploration group.     Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tullow Oil has not ruled out laying off some of the 140 staff at its Irish office as the exploration and production group moves to cut jobs as part o(...)

An estimated 60,000 citizens of other European countries are treated in the Irish health service each year as visitors use their European Health Insurance Card or a UK entitlement document. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland has lodged substantial claims with 23 European countries in respect of the cost of treatment of their citizens by the health service here.The (...)