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Athy businesswoman Marcella O’Reilly: says a doubling of her rates bill was “just a kick in the teeth”. Photo: Laura Hutton

Marcella O’Reilly was angry. The owner of a ladies’ clothing shop in Kildare, she opened her rates bill one day in early 2017 to find they had doubled(...)

Restaurants have seen insurance premium increases of 45 per cent, a level the Restaurant Association of Ireland deems “unsustainable”. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish businesses have begun looking outside the State for more affordable insurance premiums as the spiralling price of cover becomes an increasingly (...)

Lake Constance: the staging of Carmen, Bregenz Festival’s opera on the lake, has to be seen to be believed

On my list of things I didn’t expect to see in the Lake Constance region is one of the largest Fabergé eggs in the world. Yet here I am, in the darken(...)

The fabled Queen Elizabeth – QE2  – will be visiting Killybegs and Dublin this year.

Irish ports are going to have a busy year, with more than 400 cruise ships scheduled to dock across the country. Dublin will have almost 150 visiting (...)

The insurance industry says average payouts in Ireland for soft-tissue injuries are about €15,000, compared with €5,000 in the UK.

After a few difficult years characterised by steep losses, profit warnings and a declining share price, FBD’s full-year results on Tuesday were hugely(...)

A graphic representation of proton in anti de-Sitter (AdS) space, which forms part of the AdS/CFT correspondence, aiming to unite string theory with quantum field theory

The detection of gravitational waves in 2015, caused by the merging of a pair of black holes 1.4 billion light years away, reminded us of the strength(...)

Director Paul Haggis has denied accusations of sexual misconduct made by four women. File photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis has denied accusations of sexual misconduct made by four women, including two who accused him of rape. On Friday,(...)

National potato day: try Maris Piper for making chips and for roasting. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Happy Potato Day, everybody! For the day that’s in it we thought we’d dig up all the interesting things we could find about the humble spud. 1 Irish (...)

Kennedy Wilson plans a substantial overhaul of the Stillorgan Shopping Centre in Dublin.

Shares in Kennedy Wilson Europe (KWE), which owns over €1 billion of Irish property, soared as much as 10.6 per cent on Tuesday as the US group that s(...)

Fine Gael TD Bernard Durkan said it was vital the new compensation rules were fair to serving members given the nature of their work.

New laws governing Garda compensation will allow for future claims to be brought before the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) in a move design(...)

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