German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble after making his speech, near German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in the Bundestag in Berlinon Friday. Photograph: EPA

Through gritted teeth, and for very different reasons, a comfortable majority of German parliamentarians backed a four-month extension to the Greek EU(...)

Dingle marine biologist Kevin Flannery examines the Bearcat fish which resides in the Artic region. Mr Flannery has been awarded with an honorary MSc from UCC for his work on Irish marine life. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

He is more often seen holding some bug-eyed denizen of the deep, but on Thursday Kevin Flannery exchanged the pier-side for academia to accept an hono(...)

John Ryan, CEO, Great Place to Work
Clear vision for the future

2014 will be seen as the year we moved out of recession and started to see a return to some workforce stability. However, in many organisations employ(...)

The Links Creche in Abington, Malahide, Co Dublin, and its director Deirdre Kelly, from Saint Olaves, Kinsealy, Co Dublin,   are accused of breaking the Childcare Act and pre-school services regulations. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A Dublin creche facing trial under child protection laws following an RTÉ exposé will show almost 40 hours of secretly filmed video evidence in its(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has warned smokers of the number of serious diseases linked to smoking and insisted the Government will introduce plain cigarette packaging. File photograph:Jonathan Brady/PA

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has warned smokers of the number of serious diseases linked to smoking and insisted the Government will introduce pla(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “I suppose ... maybe one of the advantages of urban areas is that you can have school choice.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said a wide choice of schools has worked well in his “ethnically diverse” constituency.Mr Varadkar, who represent(...)

 Leo Varadkar  speaking on ‘Building a Health Service We Can Be Proud Of’ at the Fine Gael National Conference 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar says he expects a “very significant increase” in the number of people signing-up for health insurance this year. Mr V(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar was responding to The Irish Times story that salary was one reason former HSE director Tony O’Connell resigned unexpectedly after nine months in his €147, 549 job. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has this morning said “the market has spoken” in relation to HSE wage levels and Ireland was now having difficulty co(...)

Pedestrians walk past an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

An index of Asian shares got off to a lacklustre start on Monday as many countries in the region returned from Lunar New Year holidays, with sentiment(...)

Padraig Harrington has made the cut at the Northern Trust Open.  (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Padraig Harrington has made the cut at the Northern Trust Open after he carded a two over par second round 73 at a challenging Riviera.Following on fr(...)