Power has now been restored to about 260,000 homes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Thousands of households across the State were still without electricity last n(...)

The entrance of the former Magdalene laundry on Stanhope Street North in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Some of the survivors of the Magdalene laundries will receive their first compensation payments from the State before Christmas, Minister for Justice (...)

Property developer Gerry Gannon had hundreds of millions worth of debts taken over by the National Asset Management Agency.

Property developer Gerry Gannon whose hundreds of millions worth of debts were taken over by the National Asset Management Agency, has bankrupted a(...)

Lyn Crowley (left) of St Andrew's College and Lucy Rice of Loreto abbey, Dalkey. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

In the half-century since Donogh O’Malley introduced free education for all the State’s children, Irish parents have cumulatively spent more than €20 (...)

Aodhan Ó Ríordáin: criticised school patrons who he said were responsible for a “vacuum of leadership”. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

CONOR POPE, Consumer Affairs CorrespondentExpensive e-books and tablet computers are being introduced to Irish schools without any consideration of th(...)