The Drink: Company

When a band delivers lyrics about severed hands and blood transfusions wrapped up in a perky indiepop package, you know it’s no ordinary album(...)

Discotekken on ice takes place on Saturday December 20th at the Point Village and features disco and ice-rinks rolled into one yuletide experience.

The season of Christmas encompasses a range of things for all who celebrate it. However, for those less inclined to ring in the end-of-year festivitie(...)

Darryle McClurkin on a quad bike in a snow covered field in the Belfast hills on Friday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Mullingar in Co Westmeath and Galway were the coldest parts of the country overnight as temperatures reached -3 degrees, according to Met Éireann. Muc(...)

Kathleen Rueter and her daughter, Marian Rueter, of Clogga, Co Wicklow, outside court. Photograph: Courts Collins

A couple embroiled in a legal battle with their neighbours over a hedge are now facing a massive legal bill after they lost their case. The President (...)

“We are sending a shipment of knitwear to New York, to London, to Miami, to Boston – we are flat out,” says Lainey Keogh from her studio in Wicklow(...)

While allowing someone to operate as a small bank to those in developing countries might not rank highly on most people’s traditional Christmas shopping list, Care International is offering, as stocking fillers, microfinance gift vouchers.

Agnes Phiri isn’t looking for charity. The 24-year-old mother-of-one runs a grocery store in Katete, eastern Zambia. Although Zambia is the poorest co(...)

Ms Justice Marie Baker confirmed Declan McDonald as examiner after she heard there were no objections from creditors. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

The High Court has confirmed the appointment of an examiner to the Karen Millen ladies’ fashion chain and two associated companies.Declan McDonald of (...)

Newpark Comprehensive in Blackrock, Co Dublin, one of 70 major school building projects, but it has not been built to a generic design. Photograph: Eric Luke 2:13

It’s arguably the biggest challenge facing primary and secondary education, and it’s likely to be felt long after the current furore over the new juni(...)

Many of the direct provision centres have been the subject of high-profile protests by residents frustrated at the conditions. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was introduced to meet the needs of vulnerable asylum seekers. But private firms, rather than those seeking refugee status, appear to have been th(...)

The State pays firms about €50 million a year to provide bed and board for more than 4,000 asylum seekers. Housing in Mosney for asylum seekers (pictured). Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Private companies involved in providing accommodation for asylum seekers are highly profitable and in some cases have accumulated profits of millions (...)