According to the CSO Quarterly National Household Survey, overall supplementary pension coverage nationally was 51 per cent in 2009 but had fallen to 46 per cent in 2015. Photograph: iStock
Defusing the pensions time bomb

The most recent census produced possibly the most startling and frightening statistic to date in relation to private pensions coverage in this country(...)

Rebecca Kelly, left, and Breda Kenny, both from Castlecomer Community School, Co Kilkenny,  at the Trinity College Open Day with a Lightening Ball which contains a mixture of gases that generate electromagnetic waves

University College Cork When is open day? The full schedule is available on ucc.ie/opendays. Life on campus For its 21,000 students, campus life(...)

Jibes about arts degrees and low-paying jobs provide plenty of material for meme makers online. Many colleges are now reforming their courses to place a greater focus on boosting graduates’ employability

They’ve always been an easy target. And nowadays, jibes about arts degrees and low-paying jobs provide plenty of material for meme-makers online. “Oh(...)

A woman walks her dogs beside the stormy sea in  Donaghadee  east of Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty

Most supermarket chains and large stores have closed or are planning to close today due to storm Ophelia while many other employers have advised staff(...)

 Tree surgeon James Moran working on a fallen tree at Bayswater Terrace, Sandycove during Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Almost 300,000 properties are without power and three people have died as Hurricane Ophelia enters its final hours and has moved across the north west(...)

 Dublin Bus buses in Broadstone Bus depot Dublin after services were cancelled as ex-hurricane Ophelia hits. Photograph: Caroline Quinn/PA Wire

Luas: There will be no Luas service on the Red or Green lines on Tuesday morning due to damage at a technical room at the Red Cow depot. It is current(...)

People from Athenry have demonstrated in support of Apple’s plans to invest in the town on several occasions in the past couple of years.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Apple, the company at the heart of the legal challenge, was silent following the outcome of the ruling on Thursday by Mr Justice Paul McDermott. The U(...)

Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

A tax on sugar-sweetened drinks will be introduced next April as the Minister for Finance followed through on widely flagged plans to impose such a le(...)

Fergal O’Brien, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at IBEC, speaks at the Irish Times PwC Tax Summit. Pictured was Fergal O’Brien, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, IBEC. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In direct economic terms, Budget 2018 will have limited short-term impact. The net new spending and tax changes amount to just 0.15 per cent of GDP. H(...)

 Fianna Fail’s Niall Collins: Government not doing enough to make the case for an exemption.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has hit out at the Government for failing to seek an exemption from EU state aid rules to provide financial supports to Irish firms adver(...)