A few years back I took a call from the Foleys, an Irish family in north London. Little did I know then that it would lead to an exciting new resource(...)

Defeated Labour TD Anne Ferris: “Losing your seat is a blow to your self-confidence. I have now joined the ranks of the unemployed and I am hoping something will turn up.’’ Photograph: Fergal Phillips

Defeated Labour Wicklow TD Anne Ferris felt a deep sadness when she recently closed her constituency office in Bray. “We were still getting telephone(...)

MV Northern Dedication will dock in Cork Harbour on Friday

The largest ever container ship to visit an Irish port will dock in Cork Harbour on Friday with a consignment over 5 million bananas from Central Amer(...)

Labour leader Joan Burton at a meeting in Dublin attended by general election candidates and former TDs. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Labour Party leader Joan Burton has said she will act in the best interests of the party after hearing calls for her immediate resignation at a meeti(...)

Cork South West’s first female TD says she plans to celebrate before taking stock. Margaret Murphy O’Mahony topped the poll and said she is “thrilled (...)

A worker walks on oil pipes at a refinery. Photograph: Reuters/files

Crude oil prices jumped as much as 2 per cent on Tuesday, shrugging off big drops in Japan’s stock market and eroding some of the previous session’s l(...)

Sinead Ahern at the Labour Party conference in Mullingar: said it would be difficult to say what the mood of the party would be after the election. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

There were differing views on whether Labour should enter the next government if it has a bad election day, as some polls have suggested. Jimmy Kenne(...)

Enda Kenny delivers a speech during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) in Paris. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

Irish involvement with the climate change talks in Paris did not get off to a very auspicious start 10 days ago when Taoiseach Enda Kenny made a speci(...)

Of the 55 cruise liners that called to the port this year, 10 were making their maiden call to Cork. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Port of Cork celebrated a record year for its cruise liner business which saw almost 150,000 passengers and crew spend about €15 million in the re(...)

Labour calls for State subsidies to be extended to private childcare providers in a policy document to be published on Wednesday.

Labour calls for State subsidies to be extended to private childcare providers in a policy document to be published on Wednesday. It will make six rec(...)