Joan Burton: “It has no impact or inference for employment in Aer Lingus in Ireland.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton insisted jobs would be protected in the sale of the Government’s stake in Aer Lingus. She said the airline had been involve(...)

Evidence is removed from the scene of a shooting at a house on the Kiltalown Road, Tallaght. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Gardaí are now looking for a third man in connection with a murder in Tallaght on Wednesday night. A 35-year-old man, named locally as Alan O’Neill, w(...)

Labour leader Joan Burton has confirmed a voluntary redundancy scheme will be offered to unions representing Aer Lingus staff following the Government’s decision to sell a 25.1 per cent stake in the national carrier.

Labour leader Joan Burton has confirmed a voluntary redundancy scheme will be offered to unions representing Aer Lingus staff following the Government(...)

 Aer Lingus aircraft at Dublin airport. The airline is in good shape at present, arguably enjoying some of its best trading years since the Irish economy collapsed in  2008. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It’s six months since Willie Walsh first tabled a bid for Aer Lingus. It’s four months since Aer Lingus told the stock market that it was willing to r(...)

The Small Firms Association chief executive Patricia Callan: says Ireland’s younger population relative to its European peers means there is no need to act now on a mandatory pension

The Small Firms Association is affiliated to employers’ lobby group Ibec. On that basis, it might not seem too surprising to hear it coming out strong(...)

The crowd in the courtyard of Dublin Castle  react as the result of the same-sex marriage referendum is announced. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images 2:35

So here was that appalling vista blossoming before us. And you know what? The view was wonderful. In the end, two-thirds of Irish voters found (...)

A dog waiting outside a polling station on Friday while his owner casts his vote. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The strong Yes vote returned by many working class areas, particularly in Dublin and Limerick, showed such communities were embracing social change fa(...)

Voters have rejected the opportunity to reduce the minimum age for candidates from 35 to 21 years of age. 2:14

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the presidential age referendum got “sidelined” because attention was focused on the same-sex marriage poll. The (...)

Apparently – at least as the No side would have it – gay people will fall prey to rampant broodiness the instant they get a wedding ring on their finger. Photograph: Getty Images

Peace at last!The broadcast moratorium kicks in after lunch today. And the noise will stop. You can call the glazier to get the windows repaired and y(...)

Former head of Irish Nationwide Michael Fingleton (left) and Taoiseach Enda Kenny are to be called as witnesses at the Banking Inquiry.

It has taken almost seven years but the Irish public could finally get to hear from former Irish Nationwide chief executive Michael Fingleton about th(...)