Tipperary-born Donal Ryan was one of 12 writers awarded the 2015 European Union Prize for Literature at the London Book Fair for his novel, The Spinning Heart. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ireland’s literary and cultural achievements were recognised by two separate EU bodies in London and The Hague on Tuesday as writer Donal Ryan and the(...)

Glenn Murray celebrates after scoring the first goal for Crystal Palace as Manchester City’s Joe Hart appeals for offside recently. Photograph: Reuters / Suzanne Plunkett

We are approaching, as Alex Ferguson once charmingly described it, the nerve wracking “squeaky bum time” of the English football season. Half the Iris(...)

Gas Networks Ireland, formerly Bord Gáis Networks, has launched a new apprenticeship programme for first time in 30 years.The company which operates (...)

Gerry Adams TD: “In fairness, he was going to pay and he changed his mind,” said Fine Gael TD Ray Butler.

A modest contribution? That’s what the Taoiseach kept talking about yesterday.You don’t get many of those in the Dáil.But Enda wasn’t suggesting a sha(...)

Rick Elice, co-writer of Jersey Boys: ‘I have never been able to hold down a job. I have had no plan to my life, wherever the stream has taken me, I’ve gone.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Rick Elice seems anxious to please his Irish audience. As he delivers a self-deprecating and smart monologue about how he came to write Jersey Boys(...)

Wind energy: In Ireland, windfarms are currently heavily subsidised. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Just as chairman John Horgan began speaking last Monday at the official launch of Bord na Mona’s new €115 million Mount Lucas windfarm, a gale whipped(...)

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Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins in the eponymous movie.  Photograph: Kobal

Dame Julie Andrews, one of cinema’s most durable stars, is to attend two special events at next month’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JD(...)

Centrica acquired Bord Gáis Energy for €1.1 billon last year

Bord Gáis Energy owner Centrica has cut its 2015-2016 exploration and investment budget by £400 million after weak energy prices drove down full-year (...)

Outgoing head of Shell E&P Ireland Michael Crothers has said that the Irish planning system is ‘adversarial’, and mediation could replace ‘resorting to the courts.’ File photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Outgoing head of Shell E&P Ireland Michael Crothers has said that the Irish planning system is “adversarial”, and mediation could replace “resorti(...)