Cllr John O’Donnell from Donegal filmed in a meeting with an undercover RTÉ reporter.  Photograph: RTÉ

A Donegal county councillor has told a court he is facing bankruptcy as a result of failed business dealings and does not have money to pay compensati(...)

Under new projections, Irish children’s fat intake fell by up to 6 per cent, saturated fat was down 23 per cent, sodium 30 per cent and sugar 14 per cent. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Irish consumers are eating less salt, sugar and fat in their diet thanks to the reformulation of the products they consume, the food industry has clai(...)

Judge describes CCTV footage in Donegal case as “crystal clear”

A head greenkeeper at a golf club has been accused of assaulting another member of the club after being told he could not cut the grass because it was(...)

Aaron Long, one of the programme’s graduates, with Donegal TD and Minister of State Joe McHugh.

As locals will testify, it’s no secret that the roads of Donegal are among the worst in the country when it comes to safety statistics. The county ha(...)

 Console saw a 21 per cent increase in the number of calls to its suicide prevention helpline in December. File photograph: Getty Images/iThinkstock

There was a 21 per cent increase in the number of calls to Console’s suicide prevention helpline in December, the charity has said. The helpline, whi(...)

Cllr John O’Donnell from Donegal filmed in a meeting with an undercover RTÉ reporter. A court was told on that the politician had failed to make any payments despite several previous court appearances. Photograph: RTÉ

A judge has warned a politician who appeared in a controversial RTÉ Investigates programme to appear in court next month or face arrest over a long-ru(...)

A property writeback of €7.5 million, offset by a €3 million provision for the guarantee of group bank loans and net interest payments of €973,000, resulted in Arnotts Ltd closing the year ended January 2015 with a pre-tax profit of €3.6 million. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Arnotts department store in Dublin, which was acquired by Galen Weston’s Selfridges Group in November, made an operating profit of €159,000 in the ye(...)

Brown Thomas: pre-tax profit doubled to €12.8 million due to an exceptional credit of €8 million relating to an accounting treatment for its pension scheme. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Retailer Brown Thomas expects to record a double-digit increase in sales this year, helped by increased consumer confidence as the Irish economy conti(...)

Dillon’s Hotel in Letterkenny. Photograph: Google Maps

A company director who racially abused a hotel manager because he would not allow him to take a woman back to his room has been ordered to pay €1,000 (...)

The acquisition  of Arnotts  is a major signal of confidence in the Irish economic recovery story from one of the world’s most professional retailers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The acquisition by Selfridges of Arnotts on Monday might have been well flagged but it nonetheless represented a major shot in the arm for the retail (...)