Britain still ranks as Ireland’s main food export destination and by some way, accounting for nearly 40 per cent of all food exports.   Photograph: Bloomberg

In the space of three weeks last September, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan changed his growth forecast for the economy three times.It was a test(...)

John Wilkins (59) has admitted posing as a gynaecologist, sexually assaulting a young woman and conning her into paying him €4,000 for treatment at a clinic in Switzerland. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A 59-year-old man has admitted posing as a gynaecologist, sexually assaulting a young woman and conning her into paying him €4,000 for treatment at a (...)

Sarah Kelly carries  trophies into Punchestown for the annual racing festival. Photograph: Michael Chester

Up to 110,000 racegoers are expected to converge on Punchestown this week for the annual festival meeting.The total of €2.5 million in prize money in(...)

The casket housed O’Donovan Rossa’s remains on an Atlantic crossing from New York to Ireland.

A steel casket used to transport the remains of the famous Fenian leader Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa is be restored and placed on display in west Cork. H(...)

New orders hit a six-month high of 59.3 last month, according to the index

Irish manufacturing activity rebounded in February to a 15-year high after a relatively weak January as strong new orders helped boost employment in (...)

Most of the people in the valley received broadband through the National Broadband Scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Every week Ger O’Sullivan, an internet engineer, gets into his car and drives 1,000km to and from Cork city. Mr O’Sullivan is one of the residents of (...)

The Healthwave move is likely to cause disquiet among many in the pharmacy sector, who have expressed concern about the practice of delivering drugs to people in their homes.

Pharmacists are to begin calling to customers’ homes across the State to review prescriptions before giving the green light for drugs to be couriered(...)

The Department of Health is to take action to prevent seagull attacks on maintenance staff. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Maintenance crews at the Department of Health in Dublin are having to run the gauntlet of frenzied seagull attacks and managers are now taking action (...)

Minister for Tourism Pascal Donoghue: Photograph: Eric Luke

The tourism picture for this year was described as “positive’’ by Minister for Tourism Paschal Donohoe. He told the Seanad that CSO figures showed th(...)

 EU ambassador to the US, Dubliner David Sullivan, said president Barack Obama’s support for a EU-US trade agreement at the G20 meeting in Australia earlier this month shows the commitment of the Americans to reaching a transatlantic deal.

The new EU ambassador to the US, Dubliner David O’Sullivan, said president Barack Obama’s support for a EU-US trade agreement at the G20 meeting in Au(...)