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(...)

Centrica,  owner of Bord Gáis Energy and British Gas, fell 1.6 per cent in brisk volume after it cut its full-year earnings outlook on the back of a steep drop in energy demand. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Mining stocks led a fall across Europe after manufacturing data missed economists’ estimates for the region and China. A purchasing managers index for(...)

Senator John Whelan: said decision on editing podcast was “puzzling”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

RTÉ has said it took an “internal editorial decision” to edit a podcast of its night-time current affairs radio programme The Late Debate to remove an(...)

 “Our job now is to continue to make long-overdue improvements to our water services and to win the confidence of the public in the process.” Head of Irish Water, John Tierney, reacts to new water package. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Irish Water and its parent company Ervia (formerly Bord Gáis) yesterday accepted it had made mistakes and had failed to achieve public trust and conf(...)