IFA president Eddie Downey claims he only discovered the extent of the general secretary’s remuneration 24 hours prior to his resignation. Photograph: David Sleator/Irish Times

The president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Eddie Downey is to step back from his role while its former chief economist Con Lucey carries(...)

A leading homeless charity has warned that the rapid rise in people accessing its services has placed a huge strain on its resources. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish  Times

A leading homeless charity has warned that the rapid rise in people accessing its services has placed a huge strain on its resources. The Peter McVerr(...)

AIB Headquarters in Ballsbridge Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

AIB is planning to issue €750 million in Tier 2 capital on Thursday as a first step in a reorganisation of its capital structure announced earlier thi(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly:  “Anybody who wants a bed over this Christmas period will get it.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The number of social houses built will increase tenfold by the end of the year, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said. He was speaking fol(...)

“Jihad is an egalitarian, equal-opportunity employer: fraternal, fast-breaking, glorious, cool – and persuasive” REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (Gaza)

It’s “the first of the storm”, says Islamic State. And little wonder. For the chaotic scenes on the streets of Paris and the fearful reaction those at(...)

Chief executive Kevin Nowlan said the company was likely to use the money to buy further offices and sites in Dublin’s central business district.

Hibernia Real Estate Investment Trust is likely to use the €400 million it is borrowing from three banks to add to its stock of central Dublin offi(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel, United Nations special representative for  migration Peter Sutherland, European Parliament president Martin Schulz, European Council president Donald Tusk, French president Francois Hollande, and Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat attend the opening ceremony of the Valletta summit. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

United Nations special representative for migration Peter Sutherland has broadly welcomed the action plan agreed by European Union and African leader(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ‘I think some of the, what I would call, educational establishment in the Catholic Church are dragging their feet.’   Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

At DCU in September 2006 Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said “the fostering of plurality of educational patronage is something desirable and welcome in Ir(...)

 Ian Cleary: “I’m looking for a two-bedroom place, so I can start taking my daughter again at the weekends.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ian Cleary (42), from the Old Bawn in Tallaght, has been staying in one of last winter’s Cold Weather beds since May. He goes to work as a baker, fr(...)

“The Taoiseach keeps talking about the emergency response to homelessness as if that is good enough.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The 100 ‘cold weather’ beds being offered in Dublin this month, to take rough sleepers off the streets during the winter, are unlikely to close as pl(...)