The mother’s solicitor claimed the father had four different vehicles, including a Porsche 911 (similar to above), as well as having paid for the birthday stretch limo, hotel function room and professional photographer. File photograph: Getty Images

A father who said he could not afford to pay for a psychologist for his young son, hired a stretch limo, a function room and a photographer for the bo(...)

US tech giant Intel has announced plans to cut up to 12,000 jobs as it seeks to reorient its business to reduce dependence on the slumping personal computer market. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

IDA Ireland has an enviable track record when it comes to attracting big technology firms. And they don’t come much bigger than Intel, arguably the ag(...)

One authority for water that would look at the technical aspects and ‘recognise reality’ would be preferable, Ms Murphy said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The new Government will need to find the least damaging way to abolish water, says Social Democrat TD Catherine Murphy. One authority that would loo(...)

“Abtran is a reputable, law- abiding and entirely legitimate operation. It is not using the BVI to evade tax; it pays its taxes in Ireland. It is quite upfront about the reasons why it is now owned by a BVI company: secrecy.”

Whenever a new government emerges, it should adopt a simple principle: no public money should go to companies registered in tax havens. The Panama Pap(...)

Construction of rapid-build modular homes  in Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

1 Appoint a government minister for housing and establish an Oireachtas committee on housing Such a minister would have power to address issues fall(...)

John MacBride, Anne MacBride and Dan MacBride pictured at the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

The centenary of the Easter Rising has led to the largest ever gathering of the MacBride clan. Major John McBride was one of the 16 leaders of the E(...)

Social Democrats Róisín Shortall, Catherine Murphy and Stephen Donnelly say they would support policy and legislation deemed good for the country. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The Social Democrats party says it could support a minority government on a case-by-case basis, despite last week ruling themselves out of serving in (...)

Actavo, the Denis O’Brien-owned engineering services company previously known as Siteserv, is expanding into the US.

Actavo, the Denis O’Brien-owned engineering services company previously known as Siteserv, says it is on course to break €500 million in sales this ye(...)

Caroline Keeling of Keelings: the company is using Focus Ireland’s Employment Focus initiative to find staff. Photograph:  Alan Betson

In the US they say you’re only ever one pay cheque away from being on the streets. While the situation is arguably better in Ireland, the impact of jo(...)

Seán Barrett: “You are representing your country as speaker of the House and there is a great deal of patriotism there.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

As history was made yesterday with the election of ceann comhairle by secret ballot, Seán Barrett quietly took his seat on the Fine Gael backbenches. (...)