‘For too long, there has been a gap between Ireland and our diaspora, but that gap is now closing all the time.’ Photograph: Alan Place

Spring was in the air at Limerick City Hall earlier this week when Minister of State for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan launched the Limerick Diaspora St(...)

An Bord Pleanála’s oral hearing into the proposed expansion of Galway Harbour has finished its sixth day. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Galway Harbour’s proposed expansion is contrary to State policy and will “undermine” Shannon-Foynes Port, the An Bord Pleanála oral hearing has heard.(...)

A ship leaves Galway Harbour. An An Bord Pleanála hearing into the redevelopment of the harbour has heard how the expansion could result in new business and jobs. File  photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Galway Harbour could go into terminal decline unless a proposed €126 million redevelopment goes ahead, the second week of a full oral hearing into the(...)

The land at Foynes Port about to be offered for sale on the international market by the CRH Group

Most of the industrial-zoned land around Foynes Port in Co Limerick is about to be offered for sale on the international market by the CRH Grou(...)

Shannon Foynes Port Company’s operating and administration costs were reduced by €300,000 to €7 million in 2012. Photograph: Shannon Foynes Port Company

Shannon Foynes Port Company has put record financial results down to an increase in shipping activity levels not seen since 2008. Today it posted an o(...)

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan, chief executive of CPL Industries Tim Minett,  Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and chief executive of Shannon Foynes Port   as CPL Industries announced its plans to build a new state of the art bio-fuel plant creating 142 jobs. A €250m plan to transform Limerick’s economy was also unveiled this morning. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Details of an ambitious €250 million plan set to transform Limerick’s economy over the next two decades has been unveiled. ‘Limerick 2030 – An (...)