Holidaymakers in Kilronan, Inis Mór, in 2013.  Workers are spending less time planning holidays on  their desktops and are increasingly booking breaks on smartphones,  Google says. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Workers are spending less time planning holidays on their desktop computers and are increasingly booking breaks on smartphones, according to Google. D(...)

Three and a half decades in, and Altan might be forgiven if they were tempted to hit cruise control. Instead, they’ve taken the high road to Nashville(...)

Emergency legislation which banned the payment of large scale bonuses to bankers in 2010, was not meant to apply to the payment of salary increments to general staff. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Emergency legislation which banned the payment of large scale bonuses to bankers in 2010, was not meant to apply to the payment of salary increments t(...)

A wide-ranging review of the Irish Prison Service, to include the ‘culture within the service’, and whether it meets its objectives, has been announced by the inspector of the prison service, judge Michael Reilly.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

A wide-ranging review of the Irish Prison Service, to include the “culture within the service” and whether it meets its objectives, has been announced(...)

The NRA is keen to develop policies which will curb congestion on Dublin’s orbital route.

Lower rush hour speed limits on Dublin’s M50 have been proposed by the National Roads Authority as a way to reduce traffic congestion on the route.(...)

Passive house standards involve very high levels of insulation and typically triple-glazed windows, which makes the buildings virtually air tight.

New homes and commercial buildings in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown are to be built to low energy, passive house standards, according to an amendment to the (...)

Image from the winning entry in the competition for the €20 million redevelopment of the RDS arena. The winner was a consortium made up of Newenham Mulligan and Grimshaw Architects. Photograph: Newenham Mulligan/Grimshaw via Leinster Rugby

The Royal Dublin Society and Leinster Rugby have announced the winner of an international design competition for a €20 million redevelopment of the RD(...)

Dart and other commuter services reached 29.3 million journeys. Photograph: Iarnród Éireann

Passenger journeys on Iarnród Éireann services increased by almost one million in 2014 but usage of the two worst-performing branch lines continued t(...)

The scene of the fatal accident at Lower Main Street, in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal,  where a woman was  hit by a van on New Year’s Day. Photograph: Thomas Gallagher

Almost half of those killed in vehicles on the Republic’s roads last year were not wearing seat belts, according to provisional figures from the Road(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen said Ulster Bank was going back on a pledge not to close a bank where no other bank was available. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Up to 1,000 people from west Offaly have marched through the town of Ferbane in protest at the planned closure of the town’s last bank branch. Ulster (...)