Dr Mary Shire, vice-resident research, University of Limerick: “We do need to diversify to protect our economy moving forward.” Photograph: Sean Curtin

Limerick’s growing start-up community is hoping that recent announcements will help strengthen the city’s attractiveness as a location for fledgling e(...)

Fionnuala Kenny the wife of the Fine Gael leader Enda`Kenny with cardboard images of her husband , at a rally of supporters in Dublin’s Temple Bar in 2007 Photograph: Eric Luke

Perhaps you missed it. “Fionnuala, you are down there. I know you put up with an awful lot. You’re a great woman, the best I met.” Ah here, Enda. “The(...)

Joan Burton with  her daughter Aoife and husband  Pat at the Mansion House yesterday. Photograph: Collins

Joan Burton’s inner circle consists of two people – her husband and her daughter, according to those who know her.“There are the hired advisers, ther(...)

Joan Burton of Labour at the Ansbacher debate in 2002. Photograph: Frank Miller

Where are they now, those 260 giddy commerce lads, who foot-stomped and wolf-whistled when Joan Burton – an actual female – arrived late into a UCD le(...)

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Labour all make zero returns – indicating that the parties’ fundraising is geared towards raising money through encouraging multiple donations worth €126 or less.  Photograph:  Frank Miller

The Standards in Public Office Commission said yesterday that files had been sent to the gardaí in relation to the People Before (...)