Water protest: It would be only a small step after water charges were “suspended” to consider the same for, say, electricity bills, and then to widen the approach to other unpopular levies. Photograph: Eric Luke

As further details have emerged of the negotiations between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to allow the formation of a government and the suspension of wat(...)

Patrick Kirby in his office on Fifth Avenue: “It was more traumatic moving to a new country than I thought it would be.”

Patrick Kirby is doing well for himself. But the young Cork man based in New York City says it has a lot less to do with luck and a lot more to do wit(...)

41 Lower Baggot Street:  has a number of well-proportioned rooms and an overall floor area of 368sq m

Darren Burke of BNP Paribas Real Estate is guiding €1.1 million for a four-storey over-basement mid-terrace Georgian building at 41 Lower Baggot Stree(...)

Nissan Leaf: when Chris Drumm plugged his car into the charging point, “there was a bang from the charger and a smell of burning and smoke came from it”

One Irish customer’s Nissan Leaf has had part of its on-board systems damaged by an apparently faulty fast-charging point, but Nissan and the ESB are(...)

The scene at Lower Baggot Street in Dublin where a fire broke out at an ESB substation. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

Four units of Dublin Fire Brigade have brought a fire at an underground ESB substation off Lower Baggott Street in Dublin under control. A spokesma(...)

KPMG managing partner Shaun Murphy: “Continued economic growth has provided opportunities for Irish-based businesses to expand their operations.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fee income among Ireland’s top four accountancy firms rose by 16 per cent last year, new figures compiled by The Irish Times’ business database Top10(...)

Fergal Leamy: estimates Irish forestry output will double in the next 10 years. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The headquarters of some Irish semi-State companies are fierce ugly. Dublin Bus’s head office on O’Connell Street, for example, looks like the back of(...)

Turning Irish Water back into a State agency means it will never be an independent entity and thus its finances will always be fully on the State books. Photograph: Thinkstock

Analysis Cliff Taylor There were two reasons to set up Irish Water, The first was to create a single structure to oversee and coordinate investment (...)

The fire at  the ESB substation in Inchicore, Dublin,  on Sunday night. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

SORCHA POLLAK ESB Networks has said people are taking “their lives into their own hands” in their attempts to steal copper wire from locations such a(...)

Ireland’s annual rate of inflation has remained flat or negative for many months. And with this trend likely to continue, all pay rises constitute rea(...)