The University of Limerick conferred honorary doctorates on six exceptional individuals from the worlds of humanitarianism, business, the arts and the public sector, including Ali Hewson. Photograph: Seán Curtin FusionShooters

Ali Hewson has urged governments to treat migrants with respect and to ensure they are given a safe place to live. Speaking at the University of Limer(...)

Turning Irish Water back into a State agency means it will never be an independent entity and thus its finances will always be fully on the State books. Photograph: Thinkstock

Analysis Cliff Taylor There were two reasons to set up Irish Water, The first was to create a single structure to oversee and coordinate investment (...)

Prof Alan Smeaton at his office in DCU. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Helping people find things is how one of the country’s leading computer scientists describes what he does for a living. He must do this very well giv(...)

Liffey Valley shopping centre in Dublin. File  photograph: Matt Kavanagh

South Dublin County Council has raised serious concerns over plans for a major expansion of the Liffey Valley shopping centre in Dublin, which include(...)

There has been a steady fall in capital expenditure by the NRA over the course of the economic bust

The Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West, Éamon Ó Cuív, speaking on Newstalk radio over the weekend, suggested that Irish Water could be replaced by a body (...)

Minister of State Michael Ring has signed off on €9 million in back payments in relation to agricultural land sold for road projects. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Fine Gael Minister of State Michael Ring has signed off on €9 million in back payments in relation to agricultural land sold for road projects. The (...)

Bridge of the People in Portland, Oregon, a type of extradosed bridge similar to one planned for the River Barrow near New Bridge, Co Wexford. Photograph: Reuters.

A €230 million deal has been agreed for the construction of a 13.6km bypass of New Ross in Co Wexford. The dual carriageway will include the world’s(...)

The State will pay the private operators of two road tolls nearly €48 million over the next five years to compensate for a shortfall in predicted traffic.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The State will pay the private operators of two road tolls nearly €48 million over the next five years to compensate for a shortfall in predicted tra(...)

Engineering works to improve the merging of traffic onto the M50 are expected to be extended throughout the motorway from next year.

Engineering works to improve the merging of traffic onto the M50 are expected to be extended throughout the motorway from next year. A new merging la(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe who has decided to postpone development of the western section of the Galway-Dublin cycle route following objections from landowners. Photograph: Collins

Politicians west of the Shannon have welcomed a decision by Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe to postpone development of the western section of t(...)