Richard Bruton recalled that he had warned the then Fianna Fáil government in 2004 that its Central Bank Bill was defective.  Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

The Government believes any failures by the banks in dealing with the tracker mortgage scandal should be “ruthlessly pursued’’, Minister for Education(...)

Lahinch, Co Clare,  on Monday: “Ophelia was the strongest eastern Atlantic hurricane on records – dating back to the mid-1800s – as a category three hurricane,”  said UCC climatologist Dr Kieran Hickey. Photograph:  Aidan Crawley/EPA

Storm Ophelia may have set a wave height record in Irish waters, with a wave of just over 26m recorded at the Kinsale gas platform off the Cork coast.(...)

Richard Branson and Rosanne Longmore of Coroflo with the breastfeeding device: the start-up plans to launch its device in Ireland  in the third quarter of 2018. Photograph:  Jonathan Syer

Coroflo, a Dublin-based medtech firm that has developed what it claims is the world’s first accurate breastfeeding monitor, has been valued at €4 mill(...)

Siro chief executive Sean Atkinson (right) with Ryan Ding, executive director of the board and president of Huawei’s carrier business group. The Siro-Huawei joint venture is investing €450 million in building a nationwide FTTB network

ESB and Vodafone joint venture Siro, which recently walked away from the Government’s National Broadband Plan bidding process, has signed a €25 millio(...)

A power cut in Lili Petrik’s  home in Innishannon, Co Cork, following Storm Ophelia. Lili’s mother warms herbal tea using  tealights. The house is also without heating. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

About 52,000 customers remained without electricity in Cork city and county on Wednesday with reconnection expected over the next two days. ESB Netw(...)

Coillte has identified up to 25 of its land parcels that are suitable for large-scale windfarms

Coillte, the State forestry agency, has appointed advisers to help it seek out a joint venture partner to develop over €1 billion of wind energy asset(...)

There is a belief in Dublin, as well as London, that Michelle O’Neill was ready to do a deal but was effectively blocked by senior members in Sinn Féin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

As crews across Ireland, North and South, work to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses following Storm Ophelia, Sinn Féin and the DUP ar(...)

Cork City Council workers clean up after Storm Ophelia: “The main damage and disruption was caused by trees and telegraph poles bringing down power lines leading to power outages,” says David Spillett of Cork City Fire Brigade. Photograph:  Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Cork region’s long experience in dealing with significant weather events stood to it when it came to its preparations for Storm Ophelia. Assistant f(...)

Workmen clear a tree that fell and took out power lines on the R703 between Thomastown and Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Thousands of homes and businesses remain without water and electricity on Wednesday as emergency responders battle to continue repairing the damage wr(...)

An ESB crew  works to restore services following damage by Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Emergency responders to Storm Ophelia are monitoring anticipated poor weather this weekend to see if it might set back efforts to restore water and po(...)