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Pope Francis in July approved the miracle needed for the archbishop’s beatification.

The planned beatification of the late Irish-American archbishop Fulton Sheen has been postponed amid concerns about his handling of clerical child-sex(...)

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(...)

Chef Danni Barry with Ronan Sweeney of Balloo Inns in the gastro-pub group’s new restaurant, Overwood, in Killinchy

Chef Danni Barry, formerly of Clenaghan’s in Craigavon and Eipic in Belfast, where she earned a Michelin star, joined the gastro-pub group, Balloo Inn(...)

Menton House, a three-bedroom terraced period house in Skerries, Co Dublin, sold for its asking price of €525,000

Menton House, 9 New Street, Skerries, Co Dublin   Light-filled three-bedroom terraced period house with about 120sq m (1,292sq ft) of living spac(...)

Last September VW admitted to cheating US diesel emissions tests and said up to 11 million vehicles worldwide could be fitted with illegal software, including about 115,000 in Ireland. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Volkswagen has submitted affidavits to an Irish district court in its defence of a damages claim linked to its ongoing emissions scandal. A district(...)

Hausfeld Law Firm has already worked on cases in the US involving the VW emissions scandal. Photograph: Reuters

An Irish legal firm handling claims from car owners over the Volkswagen emissions scandal has teamed up with an international counterpart to co-ordina(...)