The Simon Communities is calling for an increase in rent supplement and for the introduction of “long awaited” rent certainty measures. Photograph: The Irish Times

Over 90 per cent of the properties available to rent are too expensive for people dependent on rent allowance, a survey conducted by the Simon Communi(...)

The Cliffs of Moher is one of the three landscapes hoping for Unesco status. Photograph: Alan Betson

Three unique landscapes – Waterford’s Copper Coast, the Marble Arch Caves in Fermanagh and Cavan, and the Burren Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare – could g(...)

A small artisanal bakery company in Waterford has won a major contract to supply Marks & Spencer across the UK. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

A small artisanal bakery company in Waterford has won a major contract to supply Marks & Spencer across the UK, where the retailing giant operates(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe: “My department has a critical role to play in supporting economic recovery and enhancing our future economic and social development.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A new Secretary General of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been appointed by the Government. Minister for Transport Paschal Donoho(...)

Irish Rail has said all services to Portlaoise, Cork, Galway, Waterford, Westport, Limerick and Kerry will be delayed

Services to and from Heuston station have resumed following a fatality near Sallins earlier today. A spokeswoman for Irish Rail said “everything is ba(...)

“The latest figures confirm that the Central Bank borrowing rules have had a dramatic impact on house price inflation in the dearest parts of the country,” said author of the report economist Ronan Lyons.

House prices have started to climb rapidly outside Dublin but fell in the capital between June and September, according to the latest house price repo(...)

Tony O’Reilly: “If his commitment to free speech was merely a pose, the Sunday Independent gave plenty of opportunity to depose it.”

Tony O’Reilly had such a good press for so long that clawback was inevitable. Matt Cooper’s book The Maximalist has sparked many begrudging reviews. H(...)

Catríona (33), a teacher from Kilmacow, Co Kilkenny, met tax manager Kunal (34), from Hertfordshire at a mutual friend’s 30th birthday in London in(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

If Fine Gael did as well in a general election as the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll suggests, it would give the party its second best result in 2(...)

Josephine Hickey from Waterford: “Break-ins would be the biggest issues for people at the moment.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Josephine Hickey, from Co Waterford. “Break-ins would be the biggest issues for people at the moment. Older people being broken into, people afraid l(...)