Denis Naughten, Independent candidate for the Roscommon-Galway constituency, speaks to Willie Burke in his shoe repair shop, during his canvass in Ballinasloe. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“There are three shops closing,” Willie Burke, who runs a shoe repair shop on Ballinasloe’s Main Street, tells local Independent TD Denis Naughten as (...)

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran is expected to comfortably retain his seat. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Longford-Westmeath (four seats) Current: 1 FG, 1 FF, 1 Ind, 1 Lab The four-seat Longford-Westmeath constituency is one of a handful of races where (...)

BMFS claimed the agency agreement was terminated over its refusal to engage in the mis-selling of financial products to customers. EBS denied the claims. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has rejected an appeal by the Educational Building Society (EBS) against an injunction preventing it terminating an agency a(...)

TUI members during a demonstration in 2016. Industrial action is likely to rear its head again this year. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Industrial strife resumes After a couple of years of industrial peace, the prospect of disruption looms. Two-tier pay rates introduced in 2011 put “(...)

The first four areas to be serviced  will be the areas around the cities of Limerick, Kilkenny and Galway, and around Carrigaline, south of Cork city.

The first 35 areas to be served with high-speed broadband under the National Broadband Plan have been revealed at a private industry meeting. The loc(...)

The Garda plans to buy 200 pairs of cycling shorts made from ‘lycra sport fabric’ with ‘ergofit padding from Italy’ and ‘flat-lock stitched seams for maximum comfort’. File photograph: Getty

An Garda Síochána is going soft but not in the way you might think. The force is seeking to purchase 200 sets of lycra cycling shorts complete with “e(...)

SFI director of science for society Ruth Freeman, SFI researcher of the year Kevin O’Connor and SFI director general Mark Ferguson. Photograph: Jason Clarke

From the bioeconomy to breast cancer, from the microbiome to mentoring, the Science Foundation Ireland Awards 2019 recognise a breadth of research ac(...)

The three men, one aged in his 40s and the other two in their 20s, were arrested by gardaí in Athlone on Thursday morning. File photograph: Getty Images/Flickr RF

Three men are due to appear before court on Friday morning charged in relation to an ongoing investigation into social media threats to kill or do ser(...)

Gardaí in Athlone are investigating a number of threats to kill or do serious harm to people which have been made on social media in recent days. File photograph: Getty Images/Flickr RF

Gardaí in Athlone have arrested three people as part of an investigation into a number of threats to kill or do serious harm to people which have been(...)

A range of therapies are available at the beauty clinics, including Botox, dermal fillers, lip fillers and laser hair removal. Photograph: Getty

Pretax profits at the parent company of the Thérapie network of beauty clinics last year plummeted 95 per cent to €73,051 due to expansion costs. New(...)

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