The NDFA  said there was huge interest among international investors for the projects

The National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) has this morning set out plans for major infrastructure projects with a combined value of close to €1 b(...)

 The Joy is a four-part documentary on day-to-day life for inmates at Mountjoy Prison, one of the largest facilities in Ireland and arguably the most notorious. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The first of a four-part documentary on day-to-day life for inmates at Mountjoy Prison, one of the largest facilities in Ireland and arguably the most(...)

James Reilly, former minister for health: he told the Oireachtas committee meeting it was ‘not Government policy’ to remodel Portlaoise as a model two hospital. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A senior aide told Minister for Health Leo Varadkar the Health Service Executive appeared to be living in a “parallel universe” in relation to the way(...)

Nickel Ashmeade, Usain Bolt, Nesta Carter and Astafa Powell take a picture with fans after winning gold in the 4x100m men relay during the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium. Photo: Diego Azubel/PA

Nine days and every possible superlative later not even Sebastian Coe could have envisaged it all ending so majestically. And not just the way Asbel K(...)

Rob Heffernan came fifth in the 50km race walk in the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: Inpho

He vowed not to surrender his World Championship title without a fight and so it proved, Rob Heffernan displaying typical courage and determination be(...)

Irish men’s 800metre champion Mark English has a relatively easy opening heat at the IAAF World Athletic Championships. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho.

(In order of appearance, times Irish) Mark English (UCD AC) – Men’s 800m (heats Saturday, 4:50am) After a rollercoaster summer, emotionally a(...)

Photograph: Stephen Kelly/PA Wire.

The Health Service Executive considered suing a US pharmaceutical firm accused of charging an “astronomical” price for a life-saving drug, internal do(...)

Dublin’s Liam Rushe. Dublin will target Waterford in the physical stakes. Rushe, Chris Crummy, Conal Keaney, Danny Sutcliffe and Mark Schutte are all big, powerful men. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

Waterford were having a superb year, arriving into a Munster final on a high, until all of a sudden they were beaten twice in three days. They (...)

Clare’s Conor McGrath and Damien Cahalane of Cork clash during their qualifier round two meeting in Thurles. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork 0-20 Clare 0-17 The last time Cork and Clare played on into the evening was the fabled All-Ireland final replay of two years ago. On Saturday nig(...)

Cork’s Brian Murphy with Tony Kelly in the All-Ireland final of 2013. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Brian Murphy is back in the Cork team for Sunday’s Munster hurling semi-final against Waterford. The two-time All-Ireland medallist, who announced hi(...)