The works to resurface the runway at Knock airport will be conducted at night, outside of operating hours

A company connected with Northern Ireland construction magnate Michael Lagan is part of a joint venture that has won the contract for work on Ireland (...)

George Town, the capital of Grand Cayman. Photograph: iStock

I see a shark ahead of me in the water and swim towards it. And that is something I never thought I’d write. Mike, our snorkelling guide, had warned u(...)

PE teacher Agata Suszczynska, principal Declan Hughes and councillor Lettie McCarthy at St Tiernan’s Community School, Dundrum. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A disadvantaged community school – just yards from a fee-paying school at the centre of controversy over State-funded hockey pitches – says it has bee(...)

Lough Derg near Killaloe, Co Clare. Fáilte Ireland plans to build a brand for the midlands similar to that of the Wild Atlantic Way. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fáilte Ireland has advertised for consultants to help the organisation build a brand for the midlands to emulate the success of the Wild Atlantic Way (...)

A new Fáilte Ireland brand will promote “slow tourism” including walking, cycling and boating routes along an area through the midlands from south Ulster to north Munster. File photograph: Getty Images

A new Fáilte Ireland brand to emulate the successes of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East is to focus on Ireland’s lakelands. The new (...)

Founder and producer of the Other Voices live music series, Philip King. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The Government does not give the Arts the respect it deserves, despite the huge success of Irish artists, writers and performers in recent years, acco(...)

 Richard Boyd Barrett: ‘We are against the Harbour Company’s plans to build a cruise ship berth that would destroy the unique aspect of the harbour.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The proposal to build a 435-metre berth for super-sized cruise ships that would practically cut the harbour in half has divided opinion in Dún Laoghai(...)

Minister for Tourism Paschal Donohoe has welcomed Central Statistics Office figures that show that visits to Ireland increased by 600,000 in 2014 compared to 2013. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

More than 600,000 more people came to Ireland in 2014 compared to the previous year, according to latest figures from the Central Statistics Office. I(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Michael Ring said:  “We have to move on now from the Garth Brooks concerts. We are planning a number of festival events around the days of the concerts.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fáilte Ireland and the Department of Tourism will tomorrow announce a series of festival events in Dublin on the dates the Garth Brooks concerts we(...)

A 2002 file photograph of Denis Lyons, a former Fianna Fáil minister of state who has passed away, and Dan Boyle of the Green Party watching the Seanad election count at Leinster House. Photograph: Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fail leader Michael Martin has paid tribute to former party TD and minister of state Denis Lyons who has died.Mr Lyons (78) was a TD for Cork N(...)

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