Nicolas Roche: he tried to get closer to race leader Michal Kwiatkowski on yesterday’s fifth stage of the Tour of Britain. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche tried to get closer to the yellow jersey of race leader Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) on yesterday’s fifth stag(...)

A couple of readers are less than happy with Ulster Bank. In recent years, the bank was one of the few financial institutions in the Republic which di(...)

Fred, a Maine Coon beside a new stamp with his picture on it at the GPO in Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal /Maxwells

Four popular breeds of cat have been chosen by An Post to adorn a new selection of stamps to be issued today.One of these, 8-year-old Maine Coon cat c(...)

Ireland, one of the few remaining countries without postcodes, is to get them next year. But the unusual format chosen for them, in a long-running (...)

Former minister for communications Pat Rabbitte: turned down the proposal on the basis that it would have been viewed as another property tax and portrayed by the Opposition as such. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Former minister for communications Pat Rabbitte rejected a proposal from civil servants suggesting the Revenue Commissioners collect the new broadcast(...)

Frontline Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund, has raised €40 million in its maiden funding round. The Dublin- and London-based software-onl(...)

The stamp commemorating the late Séamus Heaney was launched today by An Post.

An Post has announced a new stamp to commemorate the late poet and Nobel laureate Séamus Heaney.The 68c stamp features a black and white photograph of(...)

The GPO: the PSEU told the Labour Court  An Post’s proposed new online attendance recording system  should be viewed as major change. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A number of An Post workers at the GPO in Dublin have lost out on a bid for increased pay arising from their claim that it will take longer to clock i(...)

RGData’s director-general Tara Buckley said: “Retailers look forward to working with PLI but, as with any process of change, there are concerns about the impact of the new ownership structure.”

Retailers are unhappy with assurances from the National Lottery that the impending switchover to a new system will not involve additional costs or a d(...)

The promotion of oil and gas exploration in Ireland have been identified as priorities for new Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The promotion of oil and gas exploration and the development of a regulatory framework for such activity have been identified as priorities for new M(...)