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Portlaoise Prison’s A block houses some of the country’s most dangerous murderers and gangland figures, including several members of the Kinahan crime faction. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Inmates in the State’s highest security prison unit have almost no social interaction with each other and little to do to pass the time, according to (...)

MedLab cleared its 55,000 backlog of slides last week, the company confirmed on Sunday, and is no longer carrying out work for CervicalCheck.

Women may once again have to wait longer to have their smear tests examined under the State’s cervical cancer screening programme following the exit o(...)

PTSB says it has a target of cutting its soured loans to a “mid-single-digit ratio” over the “medium term”.

Permanent TSB (PTSB) must shift a further €550 million in problem loans before it will meet its own targets – and get a hearing from regulators on li(...)

Bord na Móna: winding down its peat operations. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Bord na Móna paid chief executive Tom Donnellan €308,000 in his first year in charge of the semi-State company. The business, originally established (...)

The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland  plans to impose stricter rules that will stop providers promising “fibre” in their broadband adverts when the connections still rely on ageing copper lines

Irish telcos may soon face a clampdown on how they market their broadband products amid a spike in complaints about so-called “fake fibre” adverts. T(...)

The Watermarque Building in Dublin 4 is among the offices being put up for sale by Starwood Property Trust.

Starwood Property Trust is preparing to sell a portfolio of offices in Dublin, according to a person familiar with the matter, in what would be one of(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: ‘It’s good economic policy. it’s good social policy. It’s good environmental policy, and we just need to make it happen.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Each one of us will increasingly be confronted with the same question in the coming years: what are you doing to reduce your carbon footprint? There (...)

Q4 director Gerry O’Sullivan, right, pictured in 1999 alongside Eircom’s then chief executive Alfie Kane in a hot air baloon to launch the company’s new corporate identity. O’Sullivan left Eircom in 2003 to co-found public relations agency Q4 in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Accumulated profits at Dublin-based leading public relations agency Q4 increased by 1.2 per cent to just more than €1.9 million, latest abridged accou(...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Nama chairman Frank Daly at the launch of the agency’s annual report on Thursday. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) could seek partners within weeks to build thousands of new homes on one of the Republic’s biggest developm(...)

Draft proposal on climate disruption aims for   70 per cent of Irish electricity needs to  come from renewable sources by 2030. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The use of the term “climate disruption” in the title of the Government’s plan to respond to a rapidly warming world suggests there is finally a minds(...)

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