Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: reportedly “mad for November” general election. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

In the end it’ll be blamed on the media. The media made him do it. Due to the frenzy of speculation whipped up by journalists, it was impossible to ge(...)

Lucinda Creighton, leader of Renua Ireland,  during the party’s first think-in in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

When you have to endure them every September, you realise the term “political party think-in” does violence to the English language. Once upon a time(...)

The Library Gardens Apartments in Berkeley, California, before the balcony collapse which killed five Irish J-1 students and one Irish-American student. Photograph: Google Maps

Where did the water come from? That’s the question. It is six weeks since the balcony collapse at an apartment block in Berkeley that killed fi(...)

Michele Neylon, director of Blacknight: “Because of the lack of rules, some companies just did what they wanted.”  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

People with websites for their company, blog, forum or organisation may soon face restrictions on their ability to keep their personal names, addre(...)

Berkeley victims from top left: Eimer Walsh; Eoghan Culligan; Lorcán Miller; Nick Schuster; Olivia Burke; and Ashley Donohue.

Three Dublin law firms have begun assisting the Irish families of victims and survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse with finding American lawyers(...)

John Whelan: “As cyber risk becomes more sophisticated, and more prevalent, businesses are exposed to increasing risk to their reputation and their bottom line.”

Irish businesses are leaving themselves open to possible litigation and fines by not fulfilling basic legal requirements, a cyber risk study has found(...)

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 (...)

Labour Senator John Whelan. Mr Whelan has called for wind farm decibel levels  to be considered in the drafting of new energy regulations.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Decibel levels experienced by people living near wind farms should be considered in the drafting of new regulations, Labour Senator John Whelan has sa(...)

Senator John Whelan: said he was appalled to report to the House that families had been threatened by elements within the Department of Health and the HSE that meagre supports would be withdrawn if they countenanced legal action. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Labour Senator John Whelan has criticised the Government for its attitude to children suffering from narcolepsy.He told the Seanad that Minister for (...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Darragh O’Brien: takeover bid was “no coincidence”.  Photograph: David Sleator

The State’s 25.1 per cent shareholding in Aer Lingus cannot currently guarantee the retention of the airline’s Heathrow airport slots, Minister for Tr(...)