Former Fianna Fáil TD and government minister Tony Killeen. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Being told you have a life-affecting disease or illness can obviously come as a shock. But as people come to terms with their diagnosis, many are also(...)

Fine Gael Ministers of State:Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach with Special Responsibility as Government Chief Whip and Defence: Pa(...)

 The marina at Dún Laoghaire Harbour. A lapse in invoicing occurred during transfer of responsibilities between Government departments. Photograph: Eric Luke

Loss of corporate memory during the Government decentralisation programme in 2007 contributed to poor financial management of fishery harbour centres(...)

A report says there were many “deficiencies” in the decision-making process leading to the construction of a €23m stadium in Limerick. Photo INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Bord na gCon, the State greyhound racing board, faces “significant challenges” financially, according to a consultant’s report, which makes a range(...)

The report heavily criticises the April 2009 decision by Bord na gCon to go ahead with the construction of a €23 million new stadium in Limerick. Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Bord na gCon should sell its Harold’s Cross racetrack in Dublin to pay down debts of €21 million, a consultant’s report has recommended. The ni(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton, the new Leader of the Labour Party, has been in discussions with Taoiseach Enda Kenny.Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and new Tánaiste Joan Burton have completed their first day of negotiations over the future shape of the Coalition and its polici(...)

 Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Richard Bruton: leading 41 companies on a trade mission to drum up business with Ireland’s biggest trading partner in Asia

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton is in China this week leading 41 companies on a trade mission to drum up business with Ire(...)

Brian and Norma Rohan with their children, Emily (11 months) and Julie (2),  on the family farm in Shanahoe, Co Laois. Brian’s father, Liam, died in a farm accident. Photograph: Pat Moore.

All that fresh air and physical activity means that farming is seen as a very healthy occupation. But, as the tragic death of an eight-year-old boy in(...)

The honeybee population has been declining steadily for decades from six million colonies in 1947 to 2.5 million today. Photograph: Getty Images

The White House has joined the fight to save the American honeybee and other pollinators such as birds, bats and butterflies from decline to protec(...)

A solitary figure battles with high wind and waves , on the Great South Wall, at Poolbeg last December.  Insurance claims relating to storm damage and flooding last winter was about €156 million, according to the Irish Insurance Federation. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The cost of insurance claims arising from damage caused by storms and flooding last winter is estimated at €156 million, according to the Irish Insura(...)