Derry City midfielder Barry McNamee has been called into the Republic of Ireland under-21 squad. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Republic of Ireland Under-21 manager Noel King today called Derry City’s Barry McNamee into his squad to face Denmark in a friendly on May 31st(...)

Income distribution among Irish households was ‘more equal than the average in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2010’

Income distribution among Irish households was more equal than the average in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2010(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and Minister for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton yesterday  held the first formal negotiations with the European Parliament on the seven-year Multiannual Financial Framework in Brussels. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish officials will seek agreement on the EU’s draft amending budget for this year at today’s meeting of finance ministers in(...)

Striped Jug and Flowers by Anne Redpath

A busy week in Dublin salerooms begins with Adam’s “Sunday Interiors” auction tomorrow at 11am with more than 600 lots including furniture, sil(...)

The European Parliament in Brussels: Ireland’s 12 MEPs had on average an 83 per cent attendance rate at European Parliament plenary sessions, a drop of 2 per cent from 2011, which places Ireland 19th out of the 27 EU countries, a report by the European Movement Ireland shows.

Irish MEPs attended the European Parliament on average less last year than they did in 2011, made far fewer speeches and submi(...)

Maurine Dolan models  a Vero Moda dress. Clothing group Bestseller, which has a related retail business here trading as Vero Moda, Jack Jones and Only, saw profit before tax increase to €1.76 million in the 12 months to July 2012. Photograph: David Sleator

Danish clothing group Bestseller managed to deliver increased profit in its wholesale division last year despite a challenging market. Th(...)

The El Cellar de Can Roca restaurant in Girona, northeast Spain, has won  the Best Restaurant in the World award. Above are head chef Joan Roca (left), at the 50 Best Restaurants 2013 awards held at the Guildhall in London last night. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

A restaurant that started life as a small family business in a working class neighbourhood in Catalonia, and is still run by three brothers, was ha(...)

A mother who persuaded her adopted teenage daughter to become pregnant by artificial insemination because she wanted a baby for herself has bee(...)

On the eve of Fianna Fáil’s Árd Fheis Taoiseach Enda Kenny the party was not facing up to its responsibility for Ireland’s economic mess. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has criticised Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin ahead of this weekend’s Fianna Fáil Árd Fheis. Speaking at the fif(...)

Praveen and Savita Halappanavar

“It’s not the role of the State to pass judgment on who a person falls in love with, or who they they want to spend their life with.” Tanaiste (...)