The number of emergency beds being made available has increased to 260 from the 220 previously pledged by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Four office blocks and one hotel could be made available by Nama to provide emergency accommodation for homeless people sleeping on Dublin’s streets.T(...)

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said that one part of his tapering scenario included “inflation moving back toward our 2 per cent objective over time”. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

The cost of living in the US increased less than expected in August, but still pointed to a stabilisation in underlying inflation that could pave the (...)

Fighting talk: Joe Ó Muircheartaigh  in Ennis, Co Clare. Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

“There’s hope in the air,” declares Jim O’Sullivan as the bunting goes up all around him in Shannon’s Skycourt centre, “and God knows we can’t say the(...)

Fr Martin Sheehan distributing Communion at the annual Kilmakilloge pattern Mass. Photograph: Frank Miller

There is no sign along the twisting coast road on the northern Beara Peninsula that indicates the significance that lies in a field about half a mile (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Jim O’Sullivan, organising committee, Beara-Breifne Way (left) and Michael Starrett, chief executive, Heritage Council (right) at the launch of the Beara-Breifne Way Heritage Stamps and Walking Passport for the longest walking trail in Ireland. Photograph: Gary O’ Neill

ÓRLA RYAN SEVERAL LOCAL groups have come together to undertake Ireland’s largest ever community based project – a 500km walkway. B(...)