Munster’s Andrew Smith leaves the field against Clermont Auvergne. Photograph: Billy Stickland / Inpho

Munster will have to plan their escape from their Champions Cup pool without Australian Andrew Smith after the centre was ruled out of action for t(...)

Leo Varadkar: says he has no interest in making things look either better or worse than they are. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has acknowledged that thousands of patients are languishing on unpublished waiting lists for scans and other tests bu(...)

Last week the Central Statistics Office published data showing that overseas holiday makers spent €2.8 billion in the Republic in the first nine months of this year, €241 million more than during the same period in 2013

Predictions that foreign earnings from overseas visitors are likely to hit €5 billion this year may not reflect what tourists are actually spending i(...)

The Allsop Space auction was split into two days for the first time this year. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Dublin

ZARA ZHUANGA three-bedroom apartment on Parliament Street, Dublin 2, has been sold for €355,000, more than 75 per cent over the reserve price of €200,(...)

Soccer player Stephanie Roche of Peamount United, who is shortlisted for Fifa’s Puskas Goal of the Year Award,  was joint winner of the Sportswoman of the Month Award for November. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It’s hard to believe that we’re already approaching the end of 2014 when it seems like a wet week since it started. But it’s trickier still to accept(...)

A burial team member is assisted in the decontamination process as grave diggers fill the grave of Isatu Sesay, 16, an Ebola victim, in Kissi Town, Sierra Leone, last month.  Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times

Sierra Leone is a country that is close to my heart. Before the current and devastating Ebola outbreak, it was not a country many people could point t(...)

Fáilte Ireland chairman Michael Cawley said aviation is critical to bringing holidaymakers to the Republic.

The State-backed Irish Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) is looking at a number of opportunities in the tourism sector, but one of its representativ(...)

Dublin Port. Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIME

BARRY O’HALLORAN Ireland’s recent growth rates might have been artificially inflated by a sudden increase in contract manufacturing that may not be d(...)

Social Housing: “there is nothing being planned that’s remotely close to the scale that’s required to meet the need”

Ireland should raise its tax take to 34.9 per cent, said Fr Seán Healy at Social Justice Ireland’s policy conference yesterday in Dublin. That would(...)

Sleeper, by Mark Wallinger

Tulca Festival of Visual Arts 2014: Neutral Various venues, Galway ****   Curator Alison Prior – best-known for her work with (...)