Eleven members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer  from International Consolidated Airlines Group to its shareholders and thus pave the way for a sale. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA

Ultimately, 11 members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer for the company from International Consolidated Airlines G(...)

Healthcare professionals will remain in charge of decisions on patient treatment under the Government’s plans for universal health insurance. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Healthcare professionals rather than insurance firms will remain in charge of decisions on patient treatment under the Government’s plans for univers(...)

The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2015 was published on Monday afternoon by the Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Photograph: Alan Betson

Three years behind schedule, after a myriad of consultations and drafts, the Government has finally published the State’s first climate change Bill to(...)

The Ebay offices in Dundalk. Photograph: Alan Betson
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TODAY Results: Thorntons. Meetings: 2015 World Future Energy Summit (to Thurs, Abu Dhabi, UAE). Indicators: Euro zone current account (Nov); UK Rightm(...)

The study showed if a woman’s partner continued to smoke during the pregnancy, the mother was 70 per cent less likely to quit. Photograph: Thinkstock

Women with higher levels of income and education are more likely to drink alcohol weekly during their pregnancy, new figures have shown.While more tha(...)

Real change across junior cycle will begin by changing what happens at the end of junior cycle, the NCCA says. But teacher unions are opposed to current reform plans. Above, members of the TUI and the ASTI picketing Rosmini Community College on Grace Park Road during the teachers strike late last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There’s a frequently heard reference in education about assessment being the tail that wags the curriculum dog. Judging by the number of column inc(...)

The rise in Irish consumer sentiment last month was broadly based with four of the five main elements of the survey posting monthly gains and the fifth largely unchanged from November

Irish consumer sentiment rose to its second highest level in eight years in December, new figures show.The latest KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI consumer senti(...)

A Government under siege

Administrative abuse, political complacency and lack of accountability provided the backdrop against which the Government was judged this year when th(...)

The performance of the Irish economy in 2014 surpassed the expectations of many, not least those of Minister of Finance Michael Noonan. When presentin(...)

The Central Bank on October 9th issued a consultation paper on mortgage lending to ensure that recent history is not repeated, and that a property bu(...)