Out of reach: “It’s completely unaffordable for a single person today on average earnings to purchase a house,” says Annette Hughes of the DKM economic consultancy. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Ten years ago, in 2006, Irish property prices were approaching their peak. In the 1990s they had been pushed up by a combination of demographic pressu(...)

Actor Willem Dafoe in a scene from a Snickers Super Bowl 50 spot. Super Bowl 50, between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, will be played Sunday

From Willem Dafoe in drag to an unlikely Helen Mirren necking a Budwesier, this year’s edition of the Super Bowl - the biggest day in US sports - is p(...)

ComReg has been strongly criticised for taking too long to adjudicate on complaints that Eir is abusing its dominant position in the market. Photograph: Karl Hussey/Fennell Photography

The telecoms watchdog has been strongly criticised for taking too long to adjudicate on complaints that Eir is abusing its dominant position in the ma(...)

 Dominick Chilcott, British Ambassador to Ireland .Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The strength of Britain’s draft agreement on EU membership has surprised many eurosceptics, according to Britain’s ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chi(...)

Wexford Creamery generated losses of €9.3 million for the 13 months to the beginning of May last year, according to its latest set of accounts. Durin(...)

Head of business energy at SSE Airtricity Stephen Gallagher (left) with Aviva Stadium director Martin Murphy.

The Aviva Stadium is going green. Under a new deal with SSE Airtricity, the arena’s power supply is to come solely from renewable energy sources. By (...)

A surge in corporate tax receipts last year has been linked to a move by Apple to shift some of its intellectual property  rights here in wake of global moves to clamp down on multinational tax avoidance under the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting  initiative. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

Even a modest rise in Ireland’s 12.5 per cent corporation tax rate could seriously undermine the flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) here, a stud(...)

IFA Carlow chairman Derek Deane called for a review of the election rules.

The Irish Farmers’ Association(IFA) official who exposed the pay issues which led to the resignation of its president and general secretary has withd(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with  Jer Bergin from the Irish Farmers’ Association.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has hinted at the possibility of holding another referendum to give Oireachtas committees more powers in the wake of the banking(...)

Chairman Ciaran Lynch TD (centre) and members of the inquiry at the publication of the Oireachtas banking inquiry report at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Idea for guarantee hatched months earlier Contrary to the notion that the plan for a blanket guarantee of the banking system was cobbled together a(...)