Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to a fatal road incident in Co Westmeath  over the weekend.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to a road traffic incident in which a 94-year-old man was fatally injured. His was one of four road deaths over the(...)

Commuter Michelle Lane pictured during severe flooding South Mall, Cork city this morning. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

From Barry Roche, Southern CorrespondentBusinesses in Cork city centre are starting another clean-up after a combination of high tides and strong sout(...)

The  Irish Distillers Ltd plant in Midleton. Photograph: Aidan Crawley
A whiskey story

The space given over to Irish whiskey in the Celtic Whiskey Shop, Dublin’s premium spirit shop, should be expanding. After all, Irish whiskey is going(...)

Students are being saddled with debt to buy into a brand, the forum was told

University education has become “a confidence trick and a scam”, a gathering of students and academics at Dublin City University (DCU) heard yesterday(...)

Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan said: “Neglect at home and in Europe of the fact that euro members could still get into macro-economic trouble despite being part of the euro area was a major flaw in policy thinking in the early 2000s.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Assuming that being in the euro zone would save the country from macro-economic trouble was “a major flaw” in policy thinking, the Governor of the Cen(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: his plan to ensure that budgetary discipline continues until 2020 has provoked a predictable clamour from “anti-austerity” campaigners. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Michael Noonan’s plan to put structures in place to ensure that budgetary discipline continues until 2020 has provoked a predictable clamour from “ant(...)

Christopher Robson, who has died aged 72, said when the Civil Partnership Act was passed in 2010 that he and his partner Bill Foley had spent h(...)