While not reaching boomtime peaks, sales of Mercedes and other luxury cars increased significantly last year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The luxury car market is by no means back to boomtime peaks, but it is on the rise again, and last year saw sales of high-end brands recover significa(...)

Crisis workers at an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone. The Government has pledged €780,000 to fund ambulances and burial teams in the country to help fight the virus. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/NYT

The Government has announced that it is to provide almost €780,000 to fund ambulance and burial teams in Sierra Leone, where the Ebola virus has claim(...)

The criminal investigation has established a six-figure sum of money disappeared over a lengthy period of time. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Director of Public Prosecutions will consider criminal charges before the end of the year relating to an alleged fraud at the Positive Action c(...)

UPC, one of Ireland’s largest broadband providers, will restrict access to websites containing child sexual abuse material based on a list of domains or URLs provided by gardaí and Interpol.

An Garda Síochána and UPC today announced the introduction of new safeguards to block access to internet sites containing child pornography. UPC, one (...)

Budget 2015 is the first budget since 2009 in which no cuts to social welfare had been introduced, Brendan Howlin said.

All recipients of core social welfare payments will get a 25 per cent Christmas bonus this year, Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has(...)

A division of the Department of Justice has warned that the increasing number of US internet providers establishing data storage operations in Irelan(...)

The Health Information and Quality Authority raised concerns around the management of blood monitoring equipment in Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) has raised concerns around the management of blood monitoring equipment in Portiuncula Hospital in(...)

Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst meets Ciara Maguire, Mary Joyce, Elaine Clements and Deborah Donohoe outside the Dylan Hotel in Dublin last night. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

About 40,000 people are taking to the streets for the Dublin Pride parade today, an annual event marked by colour and costumes but one which has nev(...)

Report calls for the organisation to review the effectiveness of the Pulse computer system.

The “updating” of statements on the Pulse system and the production of undated statements have the potential to undermine the credibility of Garda evi(...)

Joanne Lawless and daughter Amanda (7) at home in  Wicklow. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

It was sheer frustration that led Joanne Lawless from Wicklow, the parent of a child with Down syndrome, to pen a letter to the ministers for health, (...)