Seabed creatures: Lough Hyne has them in abundance. Illustration: Michael Viney

The Mayo sea in November can be tamed by a wind from the east, sidling in to the strand in little lappets of frilly waves. A whole day of sun can come(...)

Schoolgirl Paris Curtis, from Dublin, features on  An Post’s new Christmas stamp.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times Paris Curtis, from Dublin, features on An Post’s new Christmas stamp. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times 1:20

An Irish Times photograph taken by Dara Mac Dónaill features in a new Christmas stamp design by An Post. Schoolgirl Paris Curtis (7) is photographed d(...)

Schoolgirl Paris Curtis, from Dublin, features on  An Post’s new Christmas stamp.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times Paris Curtis, from Dublin, features on An Post’s new Christmas stamp. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times 1:20

A Dublin girl, who was three-years-old at the time of the photograph, could be one of the youngest faces to appear on a stamp in Ireland. An Post has (...)

Ulster Bank staff were informed of the bank’s plans on Friday and informed that no other branches would close in 2015.

Ciarán Hancock, Finance Correspondent Ulster Bank plans to close 14 branches in the Republic next March as part of the latest round of its cons(...)

Then minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte with Liam Duggan, business development director of Capita Ireland, announcing details of Eircode, Ireland’s new national postcode system, earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Households will not have to change their address or face mandatory charges when the new postcode system is introduced next May, TDs and Senators have (...)

West Pier Business Campus overlooks Dún Laoghaire Harbour

The final office letting at West Pier Business Campus overlooking Dún Laoghaire Harbour has been wrapped up by Nicholas Corson of Finnegan Menton. The(...)

Minister of State Aodhán Ó Riordáin, An Post chief executive Donal Connell, Minister for Heritage Heather Humphreys and Minister for Communications Alex White on the site of  the GPO interpretative centre. Photograph: Julien Behal.

Work will begin next month on the General Post Office (GPO) interpretative centre, the centrepiece for the Easter Rising centenary commemorations. Co(...)

Aoife Mahon, RaboDirect consumer savings marketing manager (right), is pictured with Niamh O’Shea, agency radio sales manager for RTÉ in Radio 1 studios. photograph: andres poveda

Online savings bank RaboDirect has signed on as the new sponsor of The Marian Finucane Show for a 12-month period from this weekend, while the Saturda(...)

At some point next year, all 2.2 million individual addresses in the Republic will be assigned their own seven-digit post code – to be known as an Eir(...)

 Premier Lotteries Ireland has been holding seminars to train retail agents on how to use the new Photon ticket terminals.  Photograph: Frank Miller

The big switch to a new-look National Lottery will take place next month or in December. The lottery’s new operator, Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI),(...)