Under  current privatisation plans, orbital routes in Dublin rather than city centre services, such as those between Blackrock and Rialto, and Chapelizod and the Square shopping centre in Tallaght, will be put out to tender. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The prospect of industrial action in the State-run transport sector has increased following the collapse of talks over the potential privatisation of(...)

The lack of action on buy-to-let arrears sits starkly against a background of  reduced supply, rising prices, and a dearth of social housing

A combination of rising property prices and increased pressure from the Central Bank to sort out arrears is expected to result in a significant num(...)

 Joan Burton  addresses the Chartered Accountants Ireland Annual Dinner, where she indicated renewed plans to reduce the bankruptcy period from three years to one. Photograph: Iain White

We have all by now become resigned to the fact that there will be a two-speed recovery: faster for those involved in the export-orientated parts of th(...)

Some solutions appears to be working better than others. For example, in the case of split mortgages, 95.6 per cent of owner-occupied accounts are meeting the terms of their restructured mortgages

A “mixed bag” is how Goodbody Stockbrokers’ economist Dermot O’Leary describes the latest data on mortgage arrears, published by the Central Bank of I(...)

Host Graham Norton during filming for “The Graham Norton Show” in London. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

In this autumn-winter autobiography season, two memoirs should leap out to both aspiring broadcasters and anyone even vaguely interested in how on-air(...)

The outcome of talks today between public transport unions and the National Transport Authority means the possibility of nationwide bus strikes in the run-up to Christmas has been avoided. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fears of nationwide bus strikes were allayed today following talks at the Labour Relations Commission (LRC). Public transport unions and the National (...)

The volume of retail sales rose by 5.9 per cent in September, when compared to the same month last year, according to the CSO. Photo: Reuters

The volume of retail sales rose by 5.9 per cent in September, when compared to the same month last year, according to new figures from the Central Sta(...)

Simon Cowell is back on X Factor. He had been away. I assumed he had simply returned to his transdimensional lair to slumber and feed, but apparently (...)

The National Transport Authority  has determined that tendering about 10 per cent of  Dublin Bus or Bus Éireann’s routes represents little threat to the firms’ overall operations.

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has defended controversial plans to put out to tender 10 per cent of bus routes currently operated by Dublin Bu(...)

Ireland’s manufacturing sector growth contrasts with the contractions or slowdowns seen in Britain, France, Germany and Italy, a distinction economists put down to strong recovery in Ireland’s main export markets.

Irish manufacturing activity is significantly bucking the euro zone trend, expanding at its fastest rate in 15 years in August, against a backdrop of (...)