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 (...)

For sale signs are posted outside homes in London, UK. Photographer: Suzanne Plunkett/Bloomberg News

Property rises in Ireland are now rising at a higher rate than anywhere else in the EU, according to figures from Eurostat. The agency’s latest proper(...)

Shire’s  offices at Citywest Business Campus, Dublin: the Footsie 100 Shire group is looking to build its pipeline of standalone speciality drugs. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Shire, the Irish-headquartered drugmaker, has made its biggest ever acquisition with a $5.2 billion deal for US biotechnology company NPS Pharmaceutic(...)

Wireless-charging technology is demonstrated during a keynote address at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. Photograph: Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Wireless communications have long swept over us, but wireless power transmission (WPT) has still not quite arrived, certainly not in Ireland. Yet, sin(...)

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 (...)

“Hawo” recalls that when she was being taken to the plane, she had “a few belongings, my wheelchair and €60 that my husband had given me”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The loud knocking on the door came at about 11pm. The young Somali woman was in her pyjamas and lying on a mattress on the floor. She had spent man(...)

Leo Varadkar believes Irish politics is likely to fragment. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Four or five political parties may alternate power into the foreseeable future, a Government Minister has predicted.In an interview with The Irish Ti(...)

Robbie Keane wants to keep scoring goals and prove to Martin O’Neill he should be Ireland’s first-choice striker. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

Robbie Keane has all but ruled out a mid-winter return to the Premier League with the 34-year-old saying he is extremely tempted by the offers he has (...)

Mats Forsgren: one of  the brains behind Clindox, a software start-up specialising in applications for the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors

Mats Forsgren and Tom Beaufoy are the brains behind Clindox, a software start-up specialising in applications for the pharmaceutical and medical devi(...)

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite. Photo: EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

EU leaders have backed a plan for more punitive sanctions against Crimea, including a ban on European cruise ships docking in Sevastapol, as Russian p(...)