While Ireland might not initially appear as a hub for space technology, more than 60 companies have contracts with ESA

Irish technology company InnaLabs has secured a €2.6 million contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) less than a year after it received a near €(...)

'We are unsure what type of Brexit the UK wants and, depending on the final EU-UK relationship, we are unsure as to how the Irish economy will react.'

Over nearly 30 years, with colleagues in the ESRI, we published regular assessments of Ireland’s economic prospects in the medium term. A continuing p(...)

A demonstartion for the unrestricted right to work for asylum seekers outside the Dail. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On Friday morning the Supreme Court formally ruled the ban on asylum seekers’ right to work as unconstitutional. This means that as of February 9th, w(...)

The Cost of Insurance Working Group found the cost of insurance rose 57 per cent between January 2011 and July 2016. File photograph: Getty Images

There is “substantial merit” in capping damages arising out of personal injury claims, a review of the cost of insurance for businesses has concluded.(...)

A garda searching a heavy goods vehicle at a checkpoint on the Cavan/Fermanagh Border. Photograph: Eric Luke

Last month saw an agreement reached between the EU and the UK, which involved a commitment by the UK to avoid a hard border on this island. However, B(...)

In January, UK prime minister Theresa May confirms Britain will leave the single market after Brexit.  Controls on the Border appear likely to return. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

JANUARY Martin McGuinness resigns as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland following a “cash-for-ash” scandal involving first minister Arlene Fo(...)

Employee benefits from workplace wellness programmes include enhanced self-esteem, reduced stress, improved morale, increased job satisfaction, improved health, and improved sense of wellbeing. Photograph: iStock
Getting the balance right at work

Current research shows that employers who help staff achieve a better balance in their working lifestyle are rewarded with a happier, more productive (...)

View from Ballycroy, Erris, Co Mayo: New Minister for Heritage Josepha Madigan said the expansion addressed a long-standing strategy to “align key environmental assets”. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Wilderness is something Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring knows a bit about after 23 years in politics. However, the relative(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Ministers  Heather Humphreys and Josepha Madigan at Government Buildings on Wednesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made a number of minor changes to the Cabinet yesterday including the appointment of Simon Coveney as Tánaiste. Mr Varadkar wa(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with the new Tánaiste Simon Coveney, Minister for Business Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys and Minister for Arts Heritage and Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan at Government Buildings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney as Tánaiste on Thursday to replace Frances Fitzgerald. Mr Varadkar also t(...)

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