The public service should set a target for the employment of Travellers, including an annual internship programme, to help reduce high unemployment levels in the community, an Oireachtas committee has heard.

The public service should set a target for the employment of Travellers, including an annual internship programme, to help reduce high unemployment le(...)

Shoppers in Decathlon in Dublin on Monday as the store reopens. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Spirits were high among retailers on Monday as the “non-essential” part of the retail sector fully reopened. When the sugar high or novelty of having (...)

‘There were queues at 8am outside shops including Zara, Marks & Spencer and TK Maxx,’ said Dundrum Town Centre director. File photograph: iStock

Retailers reported brisk footfall levels as the sector fully reopened on Monday, with Dundrum Town Centre saying that the number of shoppers breached (...)

Ibec says  flexibility is needed to ensure organisations can return at the earliest convenient date

Nearly 80 per cent of companies could bring their staff back to the workplace by September if permitted under Government guidelines, a new survey publ(...)

Damien Ryan,  who rents  in Dublin, says buying a house ‘feels like an insurmountable mountain’. Photograph: Laura Hutton / The Irish Times

'You’re just going round on a hamster wheel': Rents are high and home ownership has become a pipedream for most. Was it any easier to be a you(...)

Facebook maintains the suspension, if it goes ahead, could be damaging not only to the social media company but also to its users and to other businesses. Photograph: Olivier Douliery

The ongoing battle between Facebook and Ireland’s Data Protection Commission was back before the courts on Friday with the social media giant coming o(...)

Faye Murphy: “I have no additional qualification to my arts degree and here I am, a language graduate, about to begin work in the tech sector.”

I had no idea about where I saw myself in terms of a career, but I knew that I absolutely loved Irish and I thought if I stuck with what I loved then (...)

 Traffic crossing the Border near Derry. Brexit provisions  afford the North the unique advantage of being simultaneously in the UK and in EU’s single market when it comes to trade in goods.  Photograph: Getty Images

Brexit, the controversies around the Northern Ireland Protocol and the possibility of Scottish independence and the eventual break-up of the UK have (...)

Three vials with different vaccines against Covid-19 by Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna. File photograph: Thomas Kienzle/AFP via Getty Images

The Government could be on a collision course with the State’s powerful pharmaceutical industry over support for US backing of a move to lift patent p(...)

Kilruddery House near Bray is the backdrop for a duel in Netflix series Fate: The Winx Saga. Photograph: Jonathan Hession/Netflix

International investment in the Irish film, television and animation industry is being hindered by a cap on the tax credit that can be claimed by prod(...)

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