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Paschal Donohoe: €6 per tonne hike in carbon tax is first step towards fulfilling  Government’s pledge to raise price of carbon from €20 to €80 a tonne by 2030.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has announced a raft of measures in Budget 2020 to tackle climate change, including a €6 per tonne hike in carbon(...)

   Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: “I will not commit to across-the-board tax cuts at this time of economic uncertainty”.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has announced only minimal changes to the personal tax code in the budget with income tax, Universal Social Char(...)

Hozier performing at Electric Picnic last month. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The music label behind artists such as Hozier, Elton John, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga recorded a 50 per cent slump in profits at its Irish arm last ye(...)

 Philip O’Brien, emissions mitigation specialist with the EPA, told the conference that agriculture emissions have decreased since 1990, from 37 per cent to 33 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Universal consumption-based carbon taxes would be much more successful in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, according to UCD economist Colm Mc(...)

The Portman Group’s ruling on the cocktail was less to with impropriety than with the implicit suggestion that it might aid performance in the boudoir.

Lovely old Marks & Spencer. With their Cornish Pasties and their sensible underwear. The average Irish Times reader can stroll the aisles without (...)

Sam Taylor-Johnson: ‘We tried to understand the addiction and mental health issues at the core of the story. That’s the important part.’ Photograph: Henny Garfunkel/The New York Times

Ever since she emerged as one of the most versatile stars of the superstar Young British Artists grouping, people have marvelled at Sam Taylor-Johnson(...)

He was responding to a letter from Senator Neale Richmond about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and North Africa.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Persecution of Christians and other minorities in the Middle East and North Africa has been described as “a deeply disturbing matter” by Minister for (...)

Taylor Swift: Scooter Braun was responsible for “incessant, manipulative bullying”, she said earler this year. Photograph:  Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Let’s assume it can be done, even though we don’t know. Let’s take Taylor Swift’s word for it when she says she is going to rerecord the six albums sh(...)

‘Where you receive two offers – on your level-8 higher-degree list and your level-7 or -6 list – the position is a little more complex. You can only accept one course, so you must choose between the two offers.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Wherever you are in the world, when you logged into your CAO file after 2pm yesterday, you had the option of accepting one of the two possible offers (...)

It’s a good idea is to work out a budget for your weekly or monthly spend. Photograph: iStock

For most people, starting college marks the start of independent living, which, for you, roughly translates to cobbling as much cash as you can togeth(...)

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