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(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney: more than €20 million has been awarded to almost 40 agri-food and forestry research projects.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Grants of more than €20 million have been awarded to almost 40 agri-food and forestry research projects, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has s(...)

“We have a relationship with land ownership which means the average field in Ireland is sold outside the family once every 400 years,” said Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney.

A pilot project matching farmers who need land with farmers who are not using the land has been inundated with queries and has matched three times mor(...)

“We must and will learn from our mistakes,’ Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he would be the first to acknowledge the Government had not achieved all the objectives it set when taking office.“We must (...)

Horse of the Year Sole Power, ridden by Richard Hughes, breaks away to win the King’s Stand Stakes at Ascot in June. Photograph: Steve Bardens/Getty Images

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has described the Government’s recent budget increase to Irish horse racing as an investment, and says he is ai(...)

Pat Gillen,  with his children – (left to right) Mary, Robin, Gerard and Patrica – receives the Legion d’Honneur from French Ambassador Jean-Pierre Thebault (centre) at the Mercy Hospital in Cork. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

One of Ireland’s last surviving D-Day veterans has dedicated his award of France’s highest honour to his fellow countrymen who fought in the second Wo(...)