SaleSense International in the Finnabair industrial estate in Dundalk is to announce up to 100 new jobs for the northeast. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Sales and customer service specialists SalesSense International will create more than 100 jobs in an expansion that will see it open a new facility in(...)

Fine Gael’s new Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan spoke in fewer Dáil and committee meetings than any other Minister, which he says could be explained by his frequent absences enforced by diplomatic trips abroad.Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Fine Gael and Labour TDs have the lowest activity rates – in terms of speaking time and written questions – in Dáil Éireann.The number of written ques(...)

Leo Varadkar: Group would widen discretion further to take into account medical hardship and burden of an illness on an individual and their family, regardless of income. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The HSE has announced the membership of a group tasked with developing “a more compassionate and supportive approach” to the awarding of medical ca(...)

Finnish academic and finance expert Peter Nyberg, arriving at the opening of the banking inquiry  at Leinster House. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty expects the public will be frustrated by what they see, while Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath believes there will be no “eart(...)

A 16-year-old child who had been locked up by a gang carrying out an aggravated burglary on the home of a Dundalk business family, was able to escape and raise the alarm.  File photograph of Dundalk Garda station: Google Street View

A 16-year-old child who had been locked up by a gang carrying out an aggravated burglary on the home of a Dundalk business family, was able to escape(...)

The  Anglo Irish Bank signage is removed from the bank’s head  office in St Stephen’s Green Dublin in 2011. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Former Anglo Irish Bank executive William McAteer and three co-accused will stand trial in 2016 on charges of conspiring to mislead the bank’s investo(...)

Prof William Binchy:  co-authored leading text on the torts law. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A leading text on tort law has won a top prize at the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association law book awards. Law of Torts (fourth edition), by Mr Justice (...)

 Jonathan Irwin  of the Jack and Jill Foundation:  “Credit where credit is due. I am glad to see the HSE being given the political and financial support via €13 million in additional funding to cover the cost of returning the medical cards”

The Government’s decision to return discretionary medical cards taken from 15,300 people with serious medical conditions has been widely welcomed.The(...)

File image of William McAteer. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Former Anglo Irish Bank executive Willie McAteer has been charged with taking part in an alleged conspiracy to transfer €7.2 billion in a bid to misl(...)

Almost a month ago, dozens of backbench Fine Gael TDs vented their anger about the medical card issue on Minister for Health James Reilly at a meeting of the parliamentary party. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Of all the banana skins that tripped the Government parties up in this month’s election, the medical card issue was perhaps the most unlikely. (...)