The IRFU   confirmed an investment of over ¤3 million in a long-term development programme aimed at achieving qualification of the Ireland's women's sevens team for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Pictured above  are Claire Molloy, Alison Miller and Lynne Cantwell. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

The Ireland Women Sevens squad have secured silverware on their first ever foray to the Hong Kong Sevens even, winning the Bowl final against a(...)

Tourists walk in St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The money spent by overseas travellers to Ireland increased by 4.5 per cent last year to almost €3.7 billion, while the number of trips made wa(...)

Passengers leaving terminal two at departures in Dublin Airport.Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Bertie Ahern noted in his resignation speech in April 2008 that he was proud as taoiseach to have “delivered a modern economy with sustainable grow(...)

AIB Headquarters in Ballsbridge Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

AIB has placed a portfolio of seven senior loans with a par value of £200 million on the market. The portfolio, called Project River, is expect(...)

Third-level education is one of the best investments that one can make; this is increasingly realised by Irish people. OECD figures show that t(...)

Jamie Nolan and Aoife O’Mahony in Toronto

Aoife O’Mahony didn’t leave Ireland out of desperation. The young chef and her electrician boyfriend both had jobs in Cork, but the “depressed (...)

Raphoe village in Co Donegal . Photograph: Alan Betson

Donegal has been seriously affected by emigration in recent years, but some locals expect “a huge return” in the years to come, writes Rosita B(...)

Ready for take-off: the 6,350   working-holiday visas for Canada available to Irish people were allocated within two days. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

At the Working Abroad Expo in the RDS in Dublin this month, mechanics and plumbers lined up alongside bankers and nurses looking for informatio(...)

The Government are urging people to avoid excessive drinking during St Patrick’s Day festivities. Photograph Johnny Green/PA Wire

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore has appealed to people to avoid the excessive drinking that sometimes mars St Patrick’s(...)

PAMELA NEWENHAM ANALYSIS: Fourteen years ago, the former chief executive of Glanbia Ned O’Sullivan said the food industry would have to i(...)