I like the Mournes. Youthful by Irish standards, these compact uplands have – unlike the Wicklow and Slieve Bloom mountains – yet to be worn down by (...)

Graham Barrett: ‘What is most frustrating is that the reasons we are so far behind are as clear as day. Our structures are outdated and they have been failing us for a long time, yet we still dance around the subject and pretend that we are doing something, when the reality is that we are not doing nearly enough.’

I believe there are huge issues at grassroots/underage level within Irish football - issues that are either not given enough recognition, underplayed (...)

Two major support groups for carers in Ireland have merged to form a new organisation. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Two major support groups for carers have merged to provide a “stronger national voice” for the estimated 200,000 Irish people who look after family me(...)

Magners cider at the Clonmel factory: C&C is to add 80 jobs at the Tipperary plant after cutting 144 at Borrisoleigh, Co Tipperary, and Shepton Mallet in England

The loss of contracts with supermarket giant Dunnes Stores and another retailer are partly to blame for C&C’s decision to close a bottling plant (...)

Political change is still seen as the biggest threat to continued business growth, with 68 per cent citing it as a concern. Photograph: Alan Betson/Irish Times

Small businesses are having fewer issues with access to finance or staff with key skills than last year, according to a new survey. One in five busine(...)

A former non-executive director of the Central Bank and the financial regulatory authority has said they pushed concerns about the economy aside be(...)

David Begg, former General Secretary of ICTU & non-executive director of the central bank and CBFSAI.

Former Ictu general secretary David Begg has described the bailout Troika as an “uncaring technocracy of neoliberal zealots devoid of empathy”, althou(...)

File photograph of Enda Kenny. Mr Kenny has been called to give evidence at the banking inquiry, along with Tánaiste Joan Burton. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan are among 12 people sent letters today by the Oireachtas banking in(...)

Silence in the slaughterhouse: protests at 14 of Ireland’s largest meat processing plants were intended to put the squeeze on the biggest family-run firms in the sector

Like Neville Chamberlain waving a copy of the Munich Agreement with Germany in 1938, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney appears to believe he has (...)

The wife and son of bankrupt developer Seán Dunne are to have two works of art, including a painting entitled ‘King and Queen’, seized during a raid on a house in Co Kildare returned to them, the High Court has heard.

The wife and son of bankrupt developer Seán Dunne are to have two works of art seized during a raid on a house in Co Kildare returned to them, the Hig(...)