The campaign will highlight that Ireland imports 85 per cent of its energy requirements. Photograph: David Sleator

A €500,000 advertising campaign highlighting the perceived benefits of wind energy begins today. The campaign is funded by the major wind energy com(...)

Anyone named in the draft report will be contacted on Saturday and given two weeks to respond, Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath said. Photograph:  David Sleator/The Irish Times

The final draft report of the Oireachtas banking inquiry will be distributed to members this morning. The finalisation team tasked with rescuing the (...)

Anyone named in the draft banking inquiry report will be contacted on Saturday and given two weeks to respond, Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath has said. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Anyone named in the draft banking inquiry report will be contacted on Saturday and given two weeks to respond, Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael M(...)

“It is unfortunate that on this issue the Bar Council’s motto “Nolumus Mutari” (We Shall Not Be Changed) has triumphed.” Photograph: Frank Miller

During December the Legal Services Regulation Bill should complete its passage through both Houses of the Oireachtas. Unfortunately, because (...)

 Fine Gael leader Dr Garret FitzGerald (right) and Mr John Bruton, TD, FG, spokesman on finance promised reform of the budget process in 1981. Photograph: Pat Langan

On these harsh winter mornings, it is good to start the day with a laugh. So, many thanks to my local Fine Gael candidate whose big posters blazon: “R(...)

 Catherine Byrne TD:    memo said she was in “absolute shock” and “visibly upset” after she was  “verbally accosted”   by a member of the public. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Leinster House is to increase security measures, including installing a scanning system for all visitors, after a “material escalation in the level of(...)

The 9ft 9 inch mahogany clock went under the hammer  at the Killashee House Hotel in Naas, Co Kildare

A grandfather clock that plays God Save the Queen when wound up, and that was withdrawn from loan to Leinster House, has sold at auction for €115,000.(...)

Talking about Nama, Tánaiste Joan Burton said: “We made a decision that politicians should be removed out of the process.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she would be “perfectly happy’’ to see Nama co-operating with the investigation in the North into the controversial sale(...)

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Diaspora is a term we have become familiar with in this country, indicating our historical experience with emigration. Its currency has been reinforce(...)

Property developer Johnny Ronan. File  photograph: Collins

The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland (JRCI) has said it is greatly disquieted by the reference to Auschwitz at the end of property developer J(...)