Taoiseach Enda Kenny  presents the 2014 Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Award to Eoin Casey and Wayne Byrne of Oxymem while pictured are (left) Thomas Hunter McGowan of InterTradeIreland and Liam Kavanagh (right) of The Irish Times. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish technology companies OxyMem and Nualight have been shortlisted for the UK Energy Awards, which aim to highlight the achievements of companies t(...)

Adrian Lynch of Animo Television, who will become RTÉ One channel controller in November

Animo Television, the production company owned by the incoming RTÉ One controller Adrian Lynch, is making a documentary for RTÉ about pornography. The(...)

Senator Feargal Quinn. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It is time to “cut the apron strings” and let the VHI stand on its own two feet, Independent Senator Feargal Quinn said as he introduced legislation (...)

Senator Feargal Quinnn: says it is  untenable that  VHI  not subject to  same regulatory or solvency requirements as other health insurance providers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Legislation to radically reform the health insurance sector will be debated in the Seanad next week. Independent Senator Feargal Quinn published(...)

Independent Mary Ann O’Brien said it is “worrying” that only one-fifth of the appointments by the Minister, whom she did not name, went through the Government’s “much heralded” public advertising process. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Cabinet Minister who has appointed 311 people to State boards since the Government was formed in 2011 used the public advertising process in only 2(...)

Senator Feargal Quinn: said his legislation, the Public Service Management (Transparency of Boards) Bill, aims “to ensure that members of public bodies must have their expenses and other related matters declared” to the Standards in Public Office Commission. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Payments for serving as a member of a State board or public body will end if a Bill introduced in the Seanad yesterday is accepted.The proposed legis(...)

Senator Jillian van Turnhout: “There are lessons for Ireland to learn and actions that Ireland can take.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

MARIE O’HALLORANA call has been made for a full debate in the Seanad on violence against women and gender based violence. Independent Senator Jillian (...)

 Senator Rónán Mullen and Senator Fergal Quinn in Navan shopping centre  canvassing for votes for Mr Mullen  in the European elections. Photograph: Alan Betson

“I’m not in anyone’s pocket,” says Senator Rónán Mullen to a couple in Navan shopping centre as he strives to get himself “more well known” among the (...)

Over the past three years, the German discounters have captured a combined 3.8 share points from the competition

The stakes are always changing in the Irish supermarket sweeps and the way Irish consumers shop has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. Re(...)

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan accepted the second stage of Senator Feargal Quinn’s Bill. Photograph: David Sleator

The Government has accepted legislation by Independent Senator Feargal Quinn requiring the installation of ca(...)