Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has attempted to ease the burden on the “squeezed middle” of taxpayers by confirming a reduction in the top rate of income tax from 41 per cent to 40 per cent. File photograph:  Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has attempted to ease the burden on the “squeezed middle” of taxpayers by confirming a reduction in the top rate o(...)

Economic indicators – and the growing numbers in employment – have been saying for some months now that Ireland has turned the corner since its(...)

Irish Roots

Flyleaf Press (www.flyleaf.ie) is the only publishing house in Ireland that concentrates exclusively on genealogical material. They specialise in high(...)

 Alan Cawley (26), Ballina,  arriving at Swinford District Court charged with the murders of Tommy and Jack Blaine last month. He has been remanded to appear at Harristown District Court on September 6th. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

A 26-year-old man charged with the murder of two pensioner brothers has been further remanded in custody.Alan Cawley (26), who is charged with the mur(...)

Some of the many shops that  have closed for business on George’s Street in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Eric Luke

“Marks and Spencer closing isn’t the end of the world. It’s just another shop,” states Graham Mongey. Mongey is one of three family members who own JJ(...)