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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

From the 1860s to the turn of the century it was the prevention, and restoration, of hair loss that was central to the profitable business of male – and sometimes female – grooming. Photograph: Getty Images

Even the most hirsute hipster might be awed by the grooming habits of the late 19th century, when Irish men worked hard to cultivate the hair on their(...)

 Dublin Bus buses in Broadstone Bus depot Dublin after services were cancelled as ex-hurricane Ophelia hits. Photograph: Caroline Quinn/PA Wire

Luas: There will be no Luas service on the Red or Green lines on Tuesday morning due to damage at a technical room at the Red Cow depot. It is current(...)

The probable date mooted for strikes is the October bank holiday weekend between Friday 27th and Monday 30th October. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Q. How did this dispute come about? A. Rail workers have been agitating for pay increases since the recession ended, and have watched on enviously as(...)

Workers on picket at Kent Train Station in Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Taoiseach Enda Kenny called on both sides in the Bus Éireann dispute to go back to the Workplace Relations Commission after widespread strike action c(...)

Claire O’Brien from Ballinlough, Cork with her son Conor attempting to travel to Dublin for the soccer international, at Kent Train Station, Cork during industrial action halting services. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Dr Philip Kavanagh had just finished a 12 hour night shift in the Emergency Department of Sligo University Hospital and was tired when he arrived at t(...)

Michael Peakin, NBRU Branch Secretary outside Busarus this morning. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Thousands of commuters face severe travel disruption on Friday as an all out strike by Bus Éireann workers began and many Irish Rail services were can(...)

Ever vigilant: Deputies   watched agog  as security men   guarded   the exits to the Members’ Bar while Minister of State at the Department of Defence  Paul Kehoe  went in for a sandwich. Photograph: Alan Betson

The morning after Donald Trump was elected, Minister of State Eoghan Murphy headed to Government Buildings for a pre-breakfast meeting with Michael No(...)

Westland Row railway bridge in Dublin. Less than one-tenth of those who commute into and around Dublin travel by rail, according to a major report on Ireland’s railways. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Less than one-tenth of those who commute into and around Dublin travel by rail, according to a major report on Ireland’s railways which warns that Iar(...)

Monday night’s supermoon as seen from Greystones, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

1. New public pay talks are likely in the new year The Government will discuss the escalating crisis over public sector pay at its meeting this morni(...)

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