Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe: “My department has a critical role to play in supporting economic recovery and enhancing our future economic and social development.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A new Secretary General of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been appointed by the Government. Minister for Transport Paschal Donoho(...)

Wexford Youths lost their opening game of the current Airtricity First Division season to Cabinteely at Stradbrook in March. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Wexford Youths will only, if all goes well, secure promotion to the top flight this evening but already there has been criticism from old League of Ir(...)

More than 40 per cent of successful applicants for student grants in Dublin last year came from just three postal districts, new figures from Susi show. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

More than 40 per cent of successful applicants for student grants in Dublin last year came from just three postal districts, new figures from Studen(...)

There is research showing that PAYE workers have more difficulty in obtaining student grants for their children compared with farmers and the self-employed. File photograph: Getty Images

College applicants from Dublin are much less likely to get a student grant for higher education than their counterparts in rural Ireland, latest fi(...)

Susi (Student Universal Support Ireland) has received 85,000 grant applications and is expecting to receive 110,000 before the deadline on Saturday.

Almost two-thirds of all third level students are expected to apply for a student grant this year, figures indicate with the August 1st deadline for a(...)

Fans look on at the Airtricity League First Division game between Cabinteely and Wexford Youths at Stradbrook. Photograph: Inpho

The pageantry of a new beginning. A be-spoke temporary stand, a smoke machine, flames that shot into the night sky from dispensers on the sideline and(...)

Student Universal Support Ireland said it had received more than 100,000 applications for 2014-2015 and expected to award approximately 73,000 grants for this academic year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Almost three-quarters of third-level students due to receive a grant this year have been awarded their funding, according to the student grant awardin(...)

The Criminal Courts of Justice building on  Parkgate Street, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A man who had sex with a 13-year-old girl he met on a social network site after he claimed to be 19 has had been given a three and a half year (...)