Social Democrat TD Stephen Donnelly TD: he said the Government had been elected on a clear mandate to burn the bondholders. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Government speakers denied Minister for Finance Michael Noonan had misled the Dáil on the attitude of European Central Bank president Jean- Claude Tr(...)

Fianna Fáil enterprise spokesman Dara Calleary told the Ibec business debate political parties are not debating the serious effects a Brexit could have on Ireland.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Irish political system is not adequately debating the potential consequences of a British exit from the European Union, an election debate for bus(...)

The Coalition plan is in response to a shortage of skilled workers in key areas. Photograph: PA

Some 50,000 modern apprenticeships and traineeships will be created over the next five years under a new skills strategy launched by the Government. (...)

The overall number of applicants is set to climb above 80,000 for the first time since the CAO system was established almost 40 years ago. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The number of Central Applications Office applicants is on course to reach the highest level on record this year, with significant points increases l(...)

Minister for Children James Reilly has promised that from September children will have access to free pre-school from the age of three until they go to school. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

No parent should be locked out of the workforce because of the cost of childcare, according to Minister for Children James Reilly who has pledged to i(...)

Laura Miller and Sinead Buggy from Timahoe NS in Co Laois were named the overall Intel Mini Scientist winners at the National Grand Final which took place in the Science Gallery. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Balloon-and-bottle steam engines, papier-mâché lungs and bicycle-powered phones were all on display as finalists gathered for the Intel Mini Scientist(...)

Dr Mary Shire, vice-resident research, University of Limerick: “We do need to diversify to protect our economy moving forward.” Photograph: Sean Curtin

Limerick’s growing start-up community is hoping that recent announcements will help strengthen the city’s attractiveness as a location for fledgling e(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny  at the launch of Pathways to Work 2016-2020 at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The Government has said that 50,000 long-term jobless people will be moved into employment over the next five years as part of its new jobs strategy. (...)

 Paul Daly and  Michael O’Dwyer,professor of haematology at NUI Galway and director of Blood Cancer Network Ireland. Photograph: Boyd Challenger

Shortly after rock climber Paul Daly embarked on his first clinical trial to treat his blood cancer, he knew he was responding well when he tackled a(...)

Renua TD Terence Flanagan at Leinster House. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has rejected a Bill that would stop Ryanair from obliging passengers to show their passport as identification for flights between Irela(...)