Gus O’Reilly (aged 6), from Navan, Co Meath, with Dr Paddy Gargan and Dr Cathal Gallagher of Inland Fisheries Ireland, at the launch of new National Salmon Scale Project.  Photograph: Andres Poveda

The Minister of State with responsibility for inland fisheries, Seán Canney, is seeking assistance from anglers to become citizen scientists for the N(...)

One measure that was widely expected in the budget but did not materialise was an increase in the carbon tax. Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

What was the combined effect of Tuesday’s budget measures, taken as a whole, on households? Ultimately, it depends on what we take as the appropriate (...)

Minister for  Innovation John  Halligan said that he was very proud to welcome the International Space University to Cork. File photograph: Tim Pyle/NASA Amaes via JPL-Caltech via The New York Times

The Government’s plan to create 1,000 jobs in the space sector has received a boost by the decision of the International Space University (ISU) to hol(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: the recent ruling by the  commission against Ireland and Apple was ill-conceived and makes reform harder to achieve. Photograph:  Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

If taxes are the price we pay for civilisation then certainty of law is the manufacturer’s guarantee. Companies, like individuals, must pay their tax(...)

The report found that 45 per cent backed passport checks on visitors from Ireland, with 29 per cent opposed and 25 per cent with no opinion. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost half of British voters want to introduce passport checks between the UK and Ireland after Brexit, according to a major new opinion survey. T(...)

The reality is that both the Dublin and Belfast Governments will be very keen to keep the border as open as possible. It is unlikely that controls on personal movements will be introduced, and certain that no trains will be stopped as Fintan O’Toole suggested recently. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Much has made recently of the fact that Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU. In the UK as a whole, 52 per cent voted to leave but in Northern I(...)