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(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has defended Enda Kenny, saying: ‘I could not see a leader who is further out of the bunker than the Taoiseach’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Taoiseach’s leadership in the wake of the Irish Water debacle has been defended by Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe.He was responding to c(...)

The Federation of Irish Sport believes tax breaks for sporting programmes will provide pathways for future stars. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

Tax breaks for sporting programmes might be a way of replacing the potential loss of funding from a ban on alcohol sponsorship in sport, Oireachtas(...)

The Indian summer is set to continue another 10 years for Ireland’s young cricketers after the announcement yesterday of a multi-million euro naming r(...)

Cricket Ireland has announced a   a multi-million euro   10-year sponsorship deal with Indian conglomerate Shapoorji Pallonji Group. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Cricket Ireland has announced a 10-year multi-million euro sponsorship deal with an Indian conglomerate.The Shapoorji Pallonji Group is “investing in (...)

To govern is to choose, not to speculate and to raise public expectations that cannot later be met. The Government needs to manage economic expectatio(...)