Medical diagnostics firm Randox Teoranta is to invest €25 million expanding its plant in Co Donegal. Photo: Bloomberg

Medical diagnostics firm Randox Teoranta plans to create more than 470 new jobs over the next six years, as part of a €25 million expansion of its pla(...)

Seabed survey carried out by the Geological Survey of Ireland in 2012. Data shown here vertically exaggerated four times to highlight features.

Inishbogfin islanders know the shape of their coastline from Admiralty charts, but new images show the exact size of the Connemara seascape.A “real ma(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan condemned attackers of Orange Hall as “intolerant cowards whose criminal actions destroyed a facility used by the entire community.” Photograph: Frank Miller

A suspected arson attack on an Orange Hall in Co Donegal, has been condemned by local residents and politicians.The Orange Hall in Kiltoal on the out(...)

Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh with fomer taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in Carna, Co  Galway, yesterday.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

In the crowded marquee in the small Connemara village of Carna, there was a flutter of surprise when the strainséir, the well-known politician from el(...)

Aldi: Schools had barely closed their doors for the summer when the German supermarket began promising to sell cash-strapped parents a complete pri(...)

New Minister of State for the Gaeltach Joe McHugh who has begun a refresher course in Irish with Liam Ó Cuinneagáin at Oideas Gael in Glencolumbcille in Co Donegal.

After a week of sustained criticism for his lack of Irish, the new Minister of State for the Gaeltach Joe McHugh has begun a refresher course in Irish(...)

The Minister and the language

A chara, – Aidan Doyle, in his rather downbeat article “Irish language is not a part of us – it must be learned” (July 19th), is quite wrong in implyi(...)

Last Tuesday morning, before the reshuffle of Ministers of State was announced, former Fine Gael minister Ivan Yates – who knows a thing or two about (...)

Joe McHugh: “I hope that my efforts will act as a catalyst to encourage people to use the language. I am determined to improve my own Irish language skills.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Reading some of the stories about Joe McHugh and his elevation to the ministerial ranks this week, you would be forgiven for thinking he had come d(...)

Campaigning outside the Dáil: but what does the poster mean? Photograph: Collins

According to an old joke circulating in the Department of Foreign Affairs, if somebody spoke French well they were sure to be posted to China, while C(...)