Brothers Fergal and Kevin Quinn, co founders of Hen and Stag Sligo: the business brings €4 million to the town, says Bloomberg. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Even as they were polishing the boardroom table in Sligo’s Institute of Technology in preparation for today’s much anticipated Cabinet meeting, news b(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and  Tánaiste Simon Coveney outside Stormont House, in Belfast. Coveney, when he was in the Department of Housing, launched a plan that would lay out how the State wants to manage future population growth out to 2040. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

What is this new plan being announced by the Government? The Government is launching what is calling “Project Ireland 2040” at Institute of Technolog(...)

Glovers Alley at the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin: Andy McFadden (right) with executive pastry chef Aoife Noonan and head chef Philip Roe. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘There is no one-year or five-year plan. This is me now. This is mine.” Andy McFadden, who was at one time the youngest chef in London with a Micheli(...)

There has been an increase in the number of new apprenticeships offered to students across a wide range of industry sectors in recent years. Photograph: iStock

Even though most of the focus for college choice is on the CAO system, it’s important to remember there are a wide range of other career routes. (...)

University of Limerick: “The president of UL has also been on the record in acknowledging that suspending employees for over two years is not acceptable management practice”

Shortcomings in human resources and management practices at the University of Limerick are sharply criticised in a soon-to-be-published review into al(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton:  has appointed an external investigator to examine the ETB’s functions into “public procurement, usage and disposal of assets and propriety matters”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Department of Education has commissioned an investigation into concerns raised by auditors over governance and potential conflicts of interest in (...)

Mr Manuel Furer, Kingspan regional managing director for Australasia and Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald cut the ribbon to officially open Kingspan’s first office in Asia.

Cavan-based insulation specialist Kingspan has opened an office in Singapore and expects the Asia-Pacific region to be a focus for future growth, wit(...)

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Today marks the beginning of Heritage Week which runs (counterintuitively) for the next 10 days. This year the focus is on natural heritage, and incor(...)

Tramore-based People Before Profit representative  Una Dunphy: “We are not getting our proper piece of the pie.”   Photograph: Mary Browne

How do you describe Waterford? It’s a summer evening after rain. In the middle of a warren of small streets up a hill stands Walsh Park, Waterford’s(...)

Ciara Twomey from Co Cork who was seriously injured in a quad bike crash in Thailand.

Efforts are underway to raise funds for a young Cork woman who has temporarily lost the sight in one eye following a quad bike crash in Thailand. Ci(...)

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