What were your cultural highlights of 2014? Michael Longley’s beautifully fragile evocation of life, death, nature and memory in The Stairwell.(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine Simon Coveney said  the Government had agreed to increase its support for the Cork event centre from €10 million to €12 million. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

BARRY ROCHE Cork City Council is to increase financial support for a €50 millon event centre to be built on the former brewery site by Heineken Irelan(...)

Some customers with energy meters pay top-up charges of between 20c and €1, according to Mabs. Photograph: iStock

Some of Ireland’s most vulnerable consumers face a “shameful rip-off” in the form of top-ups to their energy meters, a new survey has revealed. Accord(...)

Ruth Coppinger TD:  said it was “absolutely ludicrous” to suggest there was a consensus in the House against privatisation of water services. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Controversial water charges legislation that has convulsed the State for more than a year, has been passed in the Dáil by 81 votes to 58. The Water S(...)

The An Post sorting office at Cardiff Lane: has a mixed zoning which will allow for the development of 9,290sq m (100,000sq ft ) of offices and about 100 apartments

An Post is to free up a high-value 2.3-acre redevelopment site in the south Dublin docklands by relocating its sorting office from Cardiff Lane to an(...)

Oil prices are now languishing at less than $80 a barrel mark, around 30 per cent below a peak they hit in June and from which they have fallen with i(...)

Neven Maguire (left) celebrating his win in the cookbook category at the Irish Book Awards  with television presenter Graham Norton

The Nation’s Favourite Food Fast!, written by Neven Maguire and published by Gill & Macmillan (€22.99), has won the cookbook category at the Bord (...)

A water meter outside a house in Rathgar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The installation of water meters cost € 100 million more than originally planned because the first estimate was carried out before the utility tend(...)

Switch and then keep switching. By changing providers every couple of years, you will knock 10 per cent off your annual costs

Some Irish homeowners will waste as much as €1,200 over the next decade because they can’t be bothered to plug out their televisions, while those w(...)

The Department of the Environment believed the cost of the metering programme would come to €31.56m, it later emerged the final cost would be €539 million. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The installation of water meters around the country cost about €100 million more than originally envisaged by Bord Gáis in estimates given to the Gove(...)