Called to the bar in 1966 and to the inner bar in 1980, Mr Justice Carney   is the presiding judge of the Central Criminal Court. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ireland’s most senior criminal law judge Mr Justice Paul Carney will retire from the bench next month following almost a quarter of a century in the (...)

That rising economic tides do not lift all boats is well recognised. Research presented at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) conferenc(...)

David McWilliams speaking before the Oireachtas banking inquiry, February 26th, 2015. 4:18

The Irish property crash and resulting banking crisis were both predictable and preventable, economist David McWilliams told the Oireachtas Banking In(...)

Overall, death rates have been falling for over half a century, but the rate of improvement across social groups varied greatly during the boom, Prof Richard Layte of the ESRI said. Photograph: Getty Images

Death rates in the most deprived parts of the State are up to six times higher than in more affluent areas, a conference on health inequalities has he(...)

Prof Gregory Connor of the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at NUI Maynooth speaking before the Oireachtas banking inquiry, February 25th, 2015

Accountancy standards have not changed since 2008 and the same conclusions would be arrived at if they were used to examine Anglo Irish Bank today, th(...)

The ESRI research adds to the science supporting further measures to reduce alcohol consumption, by marking the role played by digestive diseases (notably cirrhosis caused by excess drinking) in the mortality rates between rich and poor. Photograph: The Irish Times

Many of the fruits of the Celtic Tiger era may be gone, frittered away or shrunken in value, but growing life expectancy stands as one of the few last(...)

 Prof Richard Layte of the ESRI said the research provided the first analysis of the way differentials in mortality changed during the last three decades in Ireland. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The wealthiest groups in society enjoyed disproportionate gains in life expectancy and reductions in death rates during the boom years of the Celtic T(...)

Key driver in improved mortality rate has been reductions in smoking. Photograph: The Irish Times

Life expectancy in Ireland has increased by 15 years since 1950, principally due to reductions in smoking, according to new research.However, changing(...)

Research conducted by Teagasc and the Health and Safety Authority has revealed a marked increase in the incidence of farm deaths over the last five years. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Older farmers are accounting for a disproportionate amount of farm-related fatalities, particularly those who have returned to an agricultural setting(...)

Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Alex White, who said the marine renewable energy sector could support vital job creation in Ireland over the coming decade. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has the potential to become the focal point of the international marine renewable energy sector, which could be worth up to €9 billion by 2030(...)