The Asgard II, which sunk off the French coast in 2008. Photograph: Coiste an Asgard/PA Wire

The Atlantic Youth Trust is seeking to raise €16 million for a new Irish sail training ship. It would replace the Republic’s Asgard II, which was lost(...)

An Bord Pleanála’s oral hearing into the proposed expansion of Galway Harbour has finished its sixth day. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Galway Harbour’s proposed expansion is contrary to State policy and will “undermine” Shannon-Foynes Port, the An Bord Pleanála oral hearing has heard.(...)

Bus Éireann receives about €160 million a year to cover the costs of transporting students to and from schools around the Republic.

Bus Éireann faces the possible loss of the €160 million-a-year schools transport contract following a European Commission ruling yesterday.The commiss(...)

Enda O’Coineen:  has invested in the new enterprise

Grid Finance, a new peer-to-peer finance company, launched yesterday targeting Irish small and medium sized enterprises, charities and community group(...)

Charity event for Haiti: (from left) Aldagh McDonogh, director of Soul of Haiti, entrepreneur Enda O’Coineen, Michael Cullen of Beacon Medical and Eamon Crosbie, yachting enthusiast

Aer Lingus chairman Colm Barrington was among the members of the sailing set who turned up on Wednesday at a charity event in the Royal Irish Yacht Cl(...)

The High Court ruled against the company’s original claim that the schools service should be put out to tender on the basis that the relationship between the Department of Education and Bus Éireann is not a commercial contract. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Department of Education plans to ask the Supreme Court, on Friday, to strike out a challenge to Bus Éireann’s exclusive right to operate the €1(...)

Bus Éireann has run the school bus service for the Department of Education for more than 40 years.

Bus Éireann faces the possibility of being forced to repay hundreds of millions of euro to the exchequer if a series of EU investigations find that it(...)

A shamrock is viewed in the window of an Irish pub in preparation for St Patrick’s Day celebrations in New York City. Some 150 publicans, representing 600 Irish pubs worldwide, will attend the Irish Pubs Global Gathering Event in the Burlington Hotel from Sunday evening.  Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

While the Irish at home have been beating themselves up at home over Arthur’s Day, Ireland’s drinking culture has never been so popular abroad. The Ir(...)

Two Chinese men deliver Dublin-brewed Irish stout to O’Malley’s, the first Irish pub in Shanghai

It is an “Irish” business with sales of €3 billion and 4,000 outlets around the world. It opens a new premises every two or three days and the most po(...)