Sometimes planning restrictions can be a blessing in disguise, though architects may beg to differ. One of the conditions attached, when planning wa(...)

Minister for Jobs and Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton

The former management team of the Jacob Fruitfield Group has established a new Drogheda-based biscuit business, which will employ 100 staff when fully(...)

Tuesday was the warmest day of the year so far, with readings of almost 19 degrees recorded in some inland meteorological stations.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Temperatures are set to tumble over coming days as clouds and scattered showers replace the near-tropical conditions of late.Following highs of 18 deg(...)

People enjoy the sunshine at Merrion Square Park, Dublin, on Tuesday April 7th. Met Éireann said Tuesday was the hottest day of 2015 so far. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tuesday was the warmest day of the year so far according to Met Éireann, with highs of almost 19 degrees recorded in some places.Midland counties saw (...)

Anne Graham has been appointed as the new chief executive of the National Transport Authority  following the retirement of Gerry Murphy.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has appointed Anne Graham as its new chief executive following the retirement of Gerry Murphy. Mr Murphy, the a(...)

Cash fares on Dublin Bus will go up by over 7 per cent while Luas fares will rise by more than 6 per cent from
November 1st. Short hop tickets on Irish Rail will climb by over 9 per cent while Bus Éireann fares will rise by an average of 5 per cent . Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Users of public transport will be forgiven a weary “not again” this morning after the National Transport Authority (NTA) announced it had once more sa(...)

On Sunday afternoon Beatrice Berrut calmly revelled in multiple layers of genius and beauty

If you’re a festival director performing in your own festival, you’re like a player-manager in football: the sole aim of your team selection has to(...)

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(...)

Host Daithí Ó Sé with Dublin Rose Roisin Lyons prepare for the Rose of Tralee Festival. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
What’s on for the weekend

The Merriman Summer SchoolThe Merriman Summer School continues in Glór, Ennis, Co Clare until Sunday. Emotional Life in Ireland is the theme, and ther(...)

 Families enjoy the long evening light at dusk as they watch people jump from Creevy Pier, kayak and paddle board in Donegal Bay last week.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Stock up on sunscreen because temperatures could reach 25 degrees across the country this week. It will be warm, humid and partly cloudy today and for(...)