Consumer sentiment inched higher in April, breaking a run of declines since January’s 15-year high. But the index showed households were remained ca(...)

Mike Keady (Moycullen) is presented with the Connacht Cup by Kathleen Reynolds. Also pictured, from left: Eugene Nolan, Connacht Angling Council and Martin Kinneavey, Chairman, Connacht Angling Council. Photograph: Michael Donnelly

Following a review of its fish farming operations, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has decided to phase out the facility over the coming years. Instea(...)

Philip Lane: hinted at provision of emergency liquidity for banks. Photograph: Jason Clarke.

Another week has trundled by and still the corridors of Government buildings remain eerily quiet – but some cracks in the ice of the current impasse s(...)

Northern Ireland’s hopes of attracting more companies to invest in the North by introducing a new, lower rate of corporation tax in 2018 “would be rev(...)

Brexit could have a huge impact on Northern Ireland’s tourism industry, says the report by economist Paul MacFlynn. Photograph: Derek Cullen

Brexit represents a “disproportionate risk for Northern Ireland in the short to medium term” as the North is likely to be the region “most affected” b(...)

Across the entire second-level system, the total number of students with exemptions in Irish rose significantly, up from about 20,000 in 2004 to 32,000 in 2014. File  photograph: Eric Luke

The number of students granted exemptions from studying Irish at second level on the grounds of disability has climbed dramatically over the past deca(...)

Andy McCue: got more than €3.7 million in salary, benefits and shares in 2015. Photograph: Gary O’Neill

Brexit This week marked the first full week of formal campaigning in the upcoming UK referendum on EU membership – and there was wall-to- wall covera(...)

Dublin port. The availability of world-class infrastructure in telecommunications, energy, water and transport is necessary to support sustainable growth.

They say economic forecasters are like cross-eyed javelin throwers – they don’t win many accuracy contests but they keep the crowd’s attention. Rememb(...)

Banks are still not operating normally and the increasing flow of credit which normally accompanies a reviving economy is absent. Photograph: PA

Mind the gap, as they say at the railway station. The uncertainties facing consumers and businesses in Ireland have been added to by the political va(...)

A barometer than measures Irish people’s attitudes to saving rose to its highest level in March. The Nationwide UK (Ireland) savings index was buoyed(...)