The Government’s data site is in its initial stages as Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin admitted in a meeting. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government’s new open-data portal is not yet where it would like it to be, Minister Brendan Howlin said in a Department of Public Expenditure and (...)

Undated handout photos of the eight-man IRA unit killed in a shoot out with SAS soldiers following the bombing of the Loughgall RUC station, County Armagh, in May 1987, (clockwise from top left) Gerard O’Callaghan, 29, Antony Gormley, 25, James Lynagh, 32, Eugene Kelly, 25, Declan Arthurs, 21, Patrick McKerney, 32, Seamus Donnelly, 21 and Patrick Kelly, 25. Photograph: PA Wire

A civil liberties body has stated that it will contest a decision by the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers to block a fresh inquest into the SAS kil(...)

Tours of  the Greenoge Wind Farm in Co Carlow and  Rahora Wind Farm in Tullogher, Co Kilkenny will take place over the weekend. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The wind energy industry is to hold a series of open days for the public this weekend to counter what they believe is damaging perceptions of wind tur(...)

Coca-Cola Life, a naturally-sweetened drink with a third less sugar but critics remain unimpressed.

Coca-Cola has announced plans to launch a new version of its bestselling soft drink with a third less sugar and a third fewer calories as part of gove(...)

A file handout photograph of Gareth Huntley who has not been seen since he went on a trek on  Tioman Island, off the south eastern coast of the Malaysian mainland, on Tuesday. Photograph: PA

The brother of a British man missing in the Malaysian jungle today urged the British government to ask local authorities to increase their efforts to (...)

Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Construction group Sisk has won a €20 million-plus contract to build a laboratory for Britain’s Pirbright Institute which will conduct research into (...)

Both US Homeland Security and the UK government have advised internet users to consider using alternative web browsers to Microsoft Internet Explorer (...)

Summertime seems to have arrived and it’s the perfect time to dust off your bike and get out on the road. Cycle Ireland has released Android and iOS a(...)

A piper walks up the Royal Mile  in Edinburgh, Scotland. A referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country will take place on September 18th, 2014. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s said there were “important considerations and uncertainties” that factored into the creditworthiness of ba(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan with Northern Ireland MInister for Finance Simon Hamilton.

Investment-seeking trips to the US and stating the obvious appear to be among the favourite past- times of some Ministers in the Northern Irela(...)