Sinn Féiner of the Year: Party leader Gerry Adams for holding onto his position for 31 years. Photograph: Alan Betson

Politician of the year Independent TD for Kildare Catherine Murphy was on top of the water issue from the outset, pinpointing problems the Governmen(...)

Oystercatchers perch above the waves – but how high will the waves come? Illustration: Michael Viney

Looking out at daybreak in the stormy prelude to Christmas, I was watching for “phenomenal” waves, as promised by the weatherfolk. Seen between batter(...)

A retired High Court judge is to carry out a review of the circumstances of the deaths almost 34 years ago of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon and the subsequent investigations.

A retired High Court judge is to carry out a review of the circumstances of the deaths almost 34 years ago of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon and the su(...)

Chief executive Patrick Coveney said the sandwich maker was operating in a highly competitive sector and that its pay rates were in line with industry norms.

Up to a third of workers at Greencore’s UK plants at certain times of the year are paid at or close to the minimum wage.Most are agency staff, who are(...)

Patrick Coveney chief executive of Greencore: ‘We’re operating in an industry where retail prices for products are falling and we have to be very competitive on all the components that go into our costs.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times

Greencore likes to tout itself as one of the great Irish success stories. Forged from the ashes of the loss-making Irish Sugar company, it has risen t(...)

Sean Barrett: “Nobody likes taking abuse, but some of that abuse has been grossly and utterly unfair.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett has accused Sinn Féin of using him as a “pawn to deflect attention” from their own political difficulties, such as the Ma(...)

Local business organisations have welcomed the announcement that Hibernia Networks  is to connect its flagship Express cable to southern Ireland

Cork is to get a direct connection to a new high-speed undersea transatlantic fibre cable that links the US to EuropeThe move, which will provide a su(...)

Brian Crowley: has been confined to Cork University Hospital due to ill health

The news this week that Ireland has the worst voting record in the European Union in terms of participation at the plenary session of the European Par(...)

Finnish academic and finance expert Peter Nyberg, arriving at the opening of the banking inquiry  in  Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 0:56

Irish people did not party during the economic boom “but they lived a bit better than they might have done because of the bubble”, an international ba(...)

Luke Ming Flanagan said that ultimately his family comes first. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Minister for European Affairs Dara Murphy has said that MEPs should attend the European Parliament at all times “in so far as they possibly can,” as h(...)