Historian Catherine Corless. Photograph Reuters/Peter Nicholls

A project aimed at collecting the personal histories of people born at the Tuam mother-and-baby home was launched in Galway on Thursday. President of(...)

Traffic disruption on the M7 motorway. Increase in car ownership and commuting during the boom  was highest in the greater Dublin area. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Higher income levels among those employed in the greater Dublin area do not compensate for the cost of commuting, a study by NUI Galway (NUIG) has fou(...)

About 4,000 homes still rely on dial-up internet, a throwback to the 1990s. A key priority for the State’s National Broadband Plan must be to avoid the instant obsolescence seen in previous digital initiatives. The NBP’s predecessor, begun in 2009, delivered a basic download speed of 1.2 megabits per second (mbps) to 250,000 homes, and was obsolete even before its completion

What does a small business owner in Co Tipperary have in common with a goat herder in northern Ethiopia? They both need a satellite to receive email:(...)

Pat Spillane near his home in Kenmare, Co Kerry. “I think rural Ireland is now on the political agenda, for the first time possibly ever.” Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Pat Spillane works with the Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas. “I still see a two-tier economy in Ireland, with the gap between u(...)

Prof Cathal O’Donoghue’s team at Teagasc helps farmers analyse which aspects of their activity are profitable

The wide range of economic research and modelling carried out by Teagasc plays a significant role in supporting the growth of the Irish agri-food s(...)

“Investing in a dairy expansion operation takes a lot of money; and if you don’t manage your budgets, when you have a fodder crisis you can’t feed your animals”

Farmers who do not take financial planning seriously could lose their farms if they run into difficult times, the State agricultural agency Teagasc h(...)

Teagasc members at the launch of the Economic Returns to Formal Agricultural Education report at the National Botanic Gardens.(L-R) Tony Pettit,  Prof Cathal O’Donoghue,  Prof Gerry Boyle,  and Dr Kevin Heanue. Photograph: John T Ohle

Agricultural education gives a far higher rate of return to the individual and the State than other post-secondary education, new research from Teaga(...)

Tillage is the second most viable farm type after dairy, according to Teagasc. Only 15 per cent of cattle-rearing farms were deemed to be economically viable.

Two out of three farms would be economically unviable if it were not for off-farm income, a Teagasc conference on rural development has heard. The co(...)