Irish Water chief executive John Tierney,  arriving at Government Buildings ahead of the Cabinet meeting yesterday  morning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish Water managing director John Tierney has said that he does not envisage “a situation where we would be forced to take people to court” over non(...)

A store star is born: Conor Pope goes to work in Arnotts for the day. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Bringing an infamous sex offender to the table on the first day of a new job seems like a bad idea, so I lie to my fellow recruits around the table(...)

Radio 1 Tom McGuire: no plans to make changes to the schedule

RTÉ Radio 1 is losing listeners across its daytime schedule, the Joint National Listenership Research (JNLR) figures published last week show, with th(...)

A total of 143,000 listeners have “moved the dial” to Pat Kenny’s show on Newstalk while Seán O’Rourke, who replaced him on RTÉ Radio 1 now has 295,000 listeners, down from an audience of 334,000 recorded a year earlier.

RTÉ Radio 1 is losing listeners across its daytime schedule, the latest snapshot of the radio market shows, while Newstalk continues to make gains and(...)

The protests have widened beyond the catchment of the fringe parties to include core voters of all mainstream parties. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

For almost four years after the economy collapsed and the parole officers from the troika kept the country under surveillance and shackles, Ireland di(...)

Family photograph of Christopher Marianayagam who died in Portlaoise General Hospital in June 2011. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Hospitals should assess all the needs of vulnerable patients when they are being discharged, a coroner has recommended following an inquest into the d(...)

 Managing director  of Irish Water John Tierney:  his reluctance  to address concerns about the water metering and charging system means he has made himself an easy scapegoat.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Last weekend Irish Water managing director John Tierney looked like he was on the verge of being shunted from his position because of Government dissa(...)

Irish Water’s John Tierney: said he is committed to seeing out his tenure.  File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former junior minister Fergus O’Dowd, who was responsible for setting up Irish Water, has called on John Tierney to resign.“I think Mr Tierney should (...)

Rose Hynes:  chairwoman of  Irish Water

Irish Water Rose Hynes (chairwoman) Ms Hynes is the chairwoman of both Ervia (formerly known as Bord Gáis) and Irish Water, to which she wa(...)

A water leak which followed water meter installation works in Sandymount, south  Dublin. Irish Water has not been communicating effectively to people at the most basic level: on the phones and the doors.  Photograph: Frank Miller

From the start of the year it has been obvious Irish Water was going to be one of the biggest headaches for the Government, not just for 2014 but for (...)