COP21: Ireland has the advantage of exploiting renewable energy and not producing fossil fuels. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

There are no jobs on a dead planet. David Begg, former general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions summarised things neatly when (...)

Anthony Cunningham resigned from his role as Galway hurling manager after players put forward a vote of no confidence in him. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) has denied that it is driving an agenda in relation to player discontent with intercounty management(...)

The number of Dáil seats has been cut from 166 to 158 and the number of constituencies from 43 to 40. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Big changes in the shape and size of many Dáil constituencies have changed the electoral map of Ireland since the last general election. T(...)

Ashford Castle in winter

Make hay in Cork If you’ve been responsible for feeding the troops all over Christmas, it’s time to sit back and let someone else do the cookin(...)

Castlebar’s Barry Moran celebrates victory in the Connacht final Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Castlebar Mitchels 2-10 Corofin 0-11 In the biting Tuam Stadium cold Corofin manager Stephen Rochford found the words to assess what had happened duri(...)

The leisure centre of the McWilliam Park Hotel: the hotel was built in 2006 with backing of high-profile property developers

Bubble-era property developers such as Seamus Ross of Menolly Homes and Garrett Kelleher of Shelbourne Developments are backing a high-profile hotel (...)

Marwan, his wife, Rodina, and their three daughters, who are currently staying at the Direct Provision centre in Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Marwan and family: arrived from Syria in April Growing up on the outskirts of Damascus, Ghazal* rarely paid attention to the different religio(...)

Creevy pier in Donegal Bay:  about one in five businesses in Donegal is related to tourism. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

At least €125 million of the €250 million total the Government proposes spending on tourism should be ringfenced for the west of Ireland, a leading i(...)

Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The Government has announced details of a regional jobs strategy that it says will generate 25,000 extra jobs. The West Action Plan for Jobs aims to d(...)

Heavy rain and blustery weather at the docklands in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Met Eireann has lifted its status orange weather warning as Storm Abigail - the first officially named storm in both Ireland and the UK - has moved aw(...)