A letter was sent to then minister for local government Phil Hogan from Carlow County Council seeking extra funds. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Carlow County Council received an additional €1 million last year after its members vowed to take up their budget grievances with local TD and then m(...)

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn said it would be a matter for Sola to decide if a course was not delivering. Photograph: Frank Miller /

Further education courses which are underperforming, by failing to attract students or match them with job opportunities, will have their funding cut(...)

The death has taken place of former Kilkenny All-Ireland winning hurler, Pat Delaney after a long illness. Born in 1944 and from the Fenians club in J(...)