Cork Chamber president, Barrie O’Connell said sustainable economic and community development was critical for the country. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Business group, Cork Chamber has called on the next government to end the “tax discrimination” of the self-employed by aligning USC and tax credits fo(...)

 Pegida demonstrators walk with a German flag during a demonstration in Potsdam last month. Anti-racism campaigners and migrant support groups are to hold a rally in Dublin on Saturday to protest against the establishment of an Irish branch of the anti-Islamic group Pegida. Photograph: Ralf Hirschberger/EPA.

Anti-racism campaigners and migrant support groups are to hold a rally in Dublin on Saturday to protest against the establishment of an Irish branch o(...)

 Paul Gogarty: he said he and his colleagues were trying to prevent over-development in the area. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Builder New Generation Homes is set to clash with county councillors who are bidding to have a site that it has already earmarked for housing rezoned (...)

Irish Coastguard and the RNLI pictured during search off the Beacon in Baltimore, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

An inquest has heard how a couple was swept into the sea by a freak wave while fishing off rocks in west Cork and the young man’s father died when try(...)

The revelation a 91-year-old patient had spent 29 hours on a trolley at Tallaght hospital had generated banner headlines, which grew larger when it emerged that the hospital had ordered an investigation into the leak. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was at the end of a long working day and, more relevantly, a very long week in the life of their workplace, when the consultants of Tallaght hos(...)

 A  statement to the Oireachtas banking inquiry  said the Central Bank misled the public about the frail state of Ireland’s financial system in the run-up to the crash.  Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

Former Central Bank director general Liam Barron decided to exclude warnings about the overvaluation of property from a 2007 financial stability repor(...)

Drivers are like “fish in a barrel” for speed cameras on a road in Co Kerry,  Killarney District Court was told.  File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A Kerry driver was caught speeding four times in a month on the same stretch of road between Killarney and Dingle, where drivers are like “fish in a b(...)

Councillor and Lord Mayor of Cork Chris O’Leary has challenged Cork Chamber over its support for the proposed merger of Cork city and county councils. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Lord Mayor of Cork has challenged business group Cork Chamber over its support for the proposed merger of Cork city and county councils. Cllr Chr(...)

The merger of Cork city and county councils  was recommended by a majority of a local government review group set up by  Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Photograph: Eric Luke

Business organisations in Corkhave clashed amid deepening divisions over the proposed merger of Cork city and county councils. The move was recommende(...)

Francis Bailey says the war “was not a piece of history for me. It directly affected my life.”

Francis Bailey joined the Royal Engineers in England after the Luftwaffe bombed him and his family out of their home in Birmingham. Born in October 1(...)