Aisling Jones: arranging car hire in advance kept transport costs to about €30 a person for the week, including petrol. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish holidaymakers spend about €1,000 on their summer holiday overseas. While that figure includes the cost of getting to a destination and stayin(...)

Lisa Redmond: ‘I wait until I’m in a bad mood to call the insurance company.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Insurance is not the sexiest word in the English language, but paying attention to the bottom line when it comes to car, home and life insurance wi(...)

Future campus: one proposal is for DIT to merge with IT Tallaght and IT Blanchardstown. It is planned for Grangegorman (above)

The prospect of re-designating institutes of technology as technological universities has stirred a sense of deja vu among some academics. Irel(...)

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Magdalene laundries (Above) Taoiseach Enda Kenny gave a long- awaited State apology in February to the survivors of the Magdalene laundries, who (...)

Firstcom first served: Dan Silverlock at his new job. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Reports of Ireland’s unemployment level reaching its lowest level for more than three years has been greeted as further evidence that the economy is s(...)

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It started with a prescription. The benzodiazepine tablets Dermot was given to cope with a bereavement allowed him to escape into sleep, a sens(...)