Apprenticeships are industry-led and based around the staffing needs of small, medium and large firms so, almost by definition, all apprenticeships are for roles in high demand. Photograph: iStock

What’s most surprising about apprenticeships? Is it that it took a recession – and the near collapse in the numbers of school-leavers taking them up(...)

Once upon a time, going to college was the-be-all and end-all. What mattered was CAO points and the third-level college and course that a student got (...)

Obesity costs the State €1.2 billion a year. Photograph: iStock

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has signed into law the ability of physicians to prescribe cannabis-based drugs for a variety of conditions. N(...)

The Solopep device

Kevin J O’Sullivan admits he’s a bit obsessed with medical device design. It has been his life for over 10 years, and during that time he has had four(...)

The Croft, Parc Na Silla Avenue, Loughlinstown, Dublin : “Cash buyers only please.”

It has turned from a trickle into a flow, as fire-safety issues and substandard construction work continues to be identified in an increasing number o(...)

 Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said ‘there is a lot more work that has to be done’ in dealing with building defects.  File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said the Government “absolutely” needs to do more work on providing consumer protection for people living in ap(...)

Aer Lingus received a warning from the national advertising watchdog after a customer complained that information on the cost of travelling with pets was misleading. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Aer Lingus has received a warning from the national advertising watchdog after a customer complained that information around the cost of travelling wi(...)

The reforms proposed would see the establishment of a gambling regulator and a new licensing regime for operators.

Irish bookies and other gaming operators should start preparing for a new regulatory regime. That’s the belief of Pinsent Masons senior associate Derm(...)

IBEC’s Sharon Higgins; Liz Graham of the Central Bank of Ireland; Brent Pope and  Ian Lynch of  L&M Keating; and Sophie Moran of IBEC

Construction firm L&M Keating and the Central Bank of Ireland were among six organisations to be recognised as best in class for workplace wellbei(...)

The Government has published  a report laying out a path to reform the State’s 60-year-old gambling laws

A new gambling authority to regulate Ireland’s €8 billion betting industry will not be put in place for at least 18 months, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has(...)

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