How do you solve a problem like the Minister? “Everyone is convinced that Shane wants to get himself fired.” Photograph: Alan Betson

For a confident, ambitious man who likes a lot of attention and the sound of his own voice, the job of government minister must seem very attractive. (...)

Dublin is far bigger than any other airport in the country, State-owned or otherwise, so the Commission for Aviation Regulation regulates its charges

There now seems to be some realistic chance that private enterprise will run any third terminal at Dublin Airport in competition with the existing fac(...)

The Minister for Transport Shane Ross wants experts to weigh the pros and cons of allowing private sector player to build and run a third terminal at Dublin Airport.

Minister for Transport Shane Ross wants experts to weigh the pros and cons of allowing a private business to build and run a third terminal at Dublin (...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross, with Independent Alliance TDs Kevin Moran and Sean Canney, outside Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has failed to fill 35 vacancies on State boards since taking office. The figures were released from the Department (...)

The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) warned that the closure of rail lines would “obviously have industrial relation ramifications” for trade unions, it would also have significant political fallout. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The public is to be consulted on the future of the country’s railways on foot of a new review which warns of line closures if very significant additio(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Refom Paschal Donohoe gives his speech.

In making my first Estimates Statement to the Dáil, I am aware that my responsibility differs from that of my predecessor in his first year in Office.(...)

An image from the visitwaterfordgreenway website. The first section of the Waterford Greenway will open next week.

The first section of a multi-million euro greenway in Co Waterford will open next week. A 23 kilometres section linking Kilmacthomas to Dungarvan wi(...)

Lawyers for Pat Hickey, who has stepped aside temporarily as Olympic Council of Ireland president, have denied that he attempted to evade arrest by Brazilian police. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Lawyers for Pat Hickey, who has stepped aside temporarily as Olympic Council of Ireland president, have denied that he attempted to evade arrest by Br(...)

Luke Kelly-Melia and his assistance dog, a golden retriever called Aidan , at home at Oldcastle, Co Meath. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

1. Inquiry to investigate ticketing at 2012 Olympics The Government inquiry into the Olympics ticket controversy will investigate the distribution (...)

Passenger numbers have continued to grow at Dublin Airport where another milestone was passed recently when it handled more than 100,000 travellers in a single day

Dublin Airport passed yet another milestone recently when it handled more than 100,000 travellers in a single day. This week it released figures showi(...)

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