Tom Woulfe: passed away, aged 99, following a short illness. The Civil Service clubman was a major force in the campaign to end the notorious ‘ban on foreign games’.

The death has taken place in his 100th year of Tom Woulfe, one of the most influential figures in the GAA’s history. A Kerryman, who lived most of his(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin will launch the Civil Service Renewal Plan at Government Buildings this morning. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government is to streamline its disciplinary procedures to make it easier to remove civil servants who are clearly underperforming. The secretary (...)

Robert Watt,  secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. File Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

There are now very few people in Irish Civil Service under the age of 30, the secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has(...)

Even sticklers end up buying toasters that abuse language, because a) there aren’t any that don’t, and b) the quality of the toast trumps the words that pop up alongside

Two bad things can happen when you get back to work after a holiday: one small and the other big. The small thing is that your computer password has e(...)