Timmy Dooley TD with Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin: “People have reached the end of their tether.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Clare TD Timmy Dooley has called for a compensation fund to allow people living in floodplains to move away and set up home elsewhere. Speaking in (...)

Ms Justice Marie Baker has appointed Kieran Wallace of KPMG as examiner of the McWilliam Park Hotel. Photograph:  Michaela Rehle/Reuters

An examiner has been confirmed for a Co Mayo hotel employing 122 people. Ms Justice Marie Baker said, for reasons including the number of persons e(...)

Volvo Ocean Race extravaganza attracted up to 500,000 visitors to Galway during the nine-day festival.

The company behind the 2012 Volvo Ocean Race finale in Galway has written off more than €1 million in debts owed to businesses that provided services (...)

The Asgard II, which sunk off the French coast in 2008. Photograph: Coiste an Asgard/PA Wire

The Atlantic Youth Trust is seeking to raise €16 million for a new Irish sail training ship. It would replace the Republic’s Asgard II, which was lost(...)

Students and friends applaud following the funeral mass of Ana Hick, at the Church of the Assumption, Dalkey, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ana Hick was a born performer who lit up everyone’s life with love, laughter and fun, mourners heard at her funeral Mass at the Church of the Assumpti(...)

Noel Daly: owned 50% of D&F Health Partnership, the consultancy  which carried  out a controversial review of maternity services in the west and northwest.

The former chairman of the West/North West Hospital Group failed to disclose his 50 per cent shareholding in a consultancy that was commissioned to c(...)

Savita Halappanavar: The Health Information and Quality Authority report will follow the HSE clinical review and the coroner’s inquest, both of which were severely critical of the level of care and management of Ms Halappanavar at the hospital’s maternity department.

The report of the third inquiry into the death of Savita Halappanavar at Galway University Hospital last October will not be published before the end (...)