Aer Lingus’s board recommended the IAG’s proposed takeover bid  but political and trade union opposition has been significant. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Unions at Aer Lingus have moved to distance themselves from comments Sunday that supported the takeover of the business by British-based rival IAG.Myl(...)

The goal of Mr Brennan’s campaign is to convince the Government to change the speed limit to a mandatory 20km/h in public and private housing estates. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government says it will not oppose a Bill to reduce speed limits from 50km/h to 20km/h in residential areas. Roseann Brennan has been holdi(...)

Rosie Brennan outside Leinster House on Monday in a campaign to reduce speed limits in residential areas. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Roseann Brennan knows she cannot alter the fact that her six-year-old son was killed when he was hit by a car near his home.However, she is determined(...)

Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney has cautioned against “a knee jerk reaction” to an incursion into Irish controlled air space by two Russian military aircraft earlier this week. Photograph: Gary O’ Neill

Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney has cautioned against “a knee jerk reaction” to an incursion into Irish controlled air space by two Russian milita(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has insisted that any Government decision in relation to the sale of Aer Lingus to IAG will be in the “national interest”.. Photo: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has insisted that any Government decision in relation to the sale of Aer Lingus to IAG will be in the “national in(...)

Using a vehicle without an NCT is now under the fixed charge notice system. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

The National Car Testing Service (NCT) provided 200 free tests last week to customers unable to get an appointment within the timeframe specified in t(...)

The National Car Testing Service has said the “website is no indication of the available slots”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

All National Car Test (NCT) appointments can be organised within two weeks if motorists inquire through the right means, the organisation has confirme(...)

People who hold junior Anglo Irish Bank debt will not be repaid in “any circumstances”, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Speaking in Dublin, Mr Kenny sa(...)

Croke Park: under the deal reached last month, the 82,000-capacity stadium would be used for at least both semi-finals and the final of the 2023 Rugby World Cup if the bid was successful. Photograph: Inpho/Cahill Noonan.

The GAA has struck a funding deal to upgrade as many as six of its stadiums to be included in Ireland’s 2023 Rugby World Cup bid. The outline agreeme(...)

Senior citizens housing complex on Gardiner Street, near Mountjoy Square, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has described as “appalling” an ongoing rent dispute in inner city Dublin which has left a €17m senior citizens(...)