Vigil: candles lit in memory of the 10 people, including five children, who died in the fire at a halting site for Travellers in Carrickmines. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

A government report on Travellers published some years ago described certain attitudes people had about the prospect of Travellers living next to them(...)

The changes to global tax rules are considered by Irish tax experts and policymakers to contain both threats and potential advantages for Ireland.

A plan for overhauling the global system for the taxation of multinationals, to be published on Monday in Paris, will contain major challenges and (...)

Cllr John Bailey: criticised councillors who walked out of committee meeting. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

Motions on reducing property tax by a further 15 per cent for homeowners and a new plan to restrict councillors speaking times at monthly meetings (...)

Anne O’Mahony’s reputation for corsetry, cut, handsewing and tailoring has been firmly established. Photograph: Dave Meehan

‘A dress can’t change anything”, argues a character in The Dressmaker, a new revenge comedy movie with Kate Winslet (due here later in the year) se(...)

The capricious weather may be playing havoc with our moods, but at least there’s one constant that keeps us feeling good during an Irish summer: pe(...)

Technical difficulties left Joe Duffy with no one to talk to.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Perplexed LiveLine listeners took to Twitter this afternoon to poke fun at the show’s misfortune after a phone line malfunction caused producers to pl(...)

“Ourselves and a whole range of organisations have come together on the Alcohol Health Alliance and that’s the first time that’s ever happened,”  says the National Youth Council’s James Doorley.  Photograph:  Alan Betson

One of the most fervent opponents to Diageo’s involvement in the controversial Stop Out-of-Control Drinking campaign says some unexpected positive dev(...)

Gail Kilroy , Monkstown, Co. Dublin  with her favourite Louis Vuitton bag.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Gail Kilroy (above) Mother of four  Girls find boys at 12, I found bags. A denim rucksack in Tenerife was the start of it. Now as(...)

Left and right, dresses in the Jeanne Lanvin Retrospective at Palais Galliera in Paris. Photographs: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images. Centre, Jeanne Lanvin and her daughter, Marguerite, in costume in 1970. Photograph: copyright Lanvin Estate

It might be overshadowed by the dramatic McQueen exhibition that is attracting hordes to the V&A in London, but the first major retrospective o(...)

Jay Bourke: claimed he was locked out of restaurant

A landlord has agreed to allow restaurateur Jay Bourke back into a Dublin restaurant from which he claimed he was locked out earlier this week in a di(...)