Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton: said the EU had yet to publish its proposals. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Measures to protect investors in the proposed EU-US trade accord are unlikely to override the Republic’s own courts and legal system, Minister for E(...)

Mary Mitchell O’Connor won the Fine Gael selection convention in Dún Laoghaire: The party has now held 18 conventions and picked 11 female candidates. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fine Gael strategists believe the party will have an election edge over Fianna Fáil because of greater progress in the selection of women candidates t(...)

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care is to invest over € 100 million in an expansion of its manufacturing operations at its site in Limerick.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care is to invest over € 100 million in an expansion of its manufacturing operations at its site in the National Technol(...)

File photograph of former Anglo Irish Bank executives David Drumm and Sean Fitzpatrick. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Anglo Irish Bank executives David Drumm, Sean Fitzpatrick, Willie McAteer and Pat Whelan have been directed to appear before the Oireachtas Ban(...)

 Shane Ross: “I’m not suggesting that whoever is appointed eventually is flawed”, but “everybody in this House knows that those who are going to sit in judgment in such tribunals are political appointees”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The practice of appointing judges to head commissions of inquiry was questioned in the Dáil on Wednesday. Independent TD Shane Ross asked: “Is (...)

Paul Murphy claimed the Government “is hiding the figures”  and using “scare tactics” to get people to sign up to Irish Water. Photograph: DAVE MEEHAN

Socialist Party TD Paul Murphy has claimed Irish Water and the Government are refusing to reveal how many households have not paid their water charges(...)

Denis O’Brien: shadow of billionaire privacy campaigner O’Brien looms large over all conversations about media mergers in Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

In the frenetic, fast-evolving world of media, nothing appears to move more slowly than the laws and regulations that govern it. Minister for Communi(...)

Minister for Jobs and Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton

The former management team of the Jacob Fruitfield Group has established a new Drogheda-based biscuit business, which will employ 100 staff when fully(...)

Sally, Jill and Hilary O’Herlihy, daughters and wife of Bill O’Herlihy at the funeral mass of the RTÉ presenter at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The funeral has taken place of the broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy who died suddenly this week at the age of 76. The congregation at a packed Our Lady of (...)

Shopify is recruiting customer support agents in Galway. Photograph: Kevin Van Paassen/Bloomberg

Cloud-based commerce platform Shopify is to set up a customer service operation in Galway, creating up 50 jobs by early next year. Shopify allows sm(...)