New legislation could create a fast-track planning mechanism for projects the Republic is likely to require after the UK leaves the EU, according to  Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

New legislation could create a fast-track planning mechanism for projects the Republic is likely to require after the UK leaves the EU, according to M(...)

The economy as reflected in unemployment rates in Ireland and across Europe continues to look healthy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Monday, September 30th Indicators: Euro zone unemployment (Aug); UK GDP (Q2), business investment (Q2), mortgage approvals and lending (Aug), net len(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan shows that for all her famed one-on-one interviewing skills, she’s in her element hosting current affairs conversations.

A politician, a journalist and an academic walk into a room. To most people, this may sound like the opening line of a bad joke, but Miriam O’Callagha(...)

The notion of John Hume’s “agreed Ireland” wasn’t just an aspirational soundbite, but was being practised at political level, and was feeding into the more optimistic public mood. The future seemed to look neither hard green nor orange, but a lighter mix of the two. Photograph: Getty Images

Brexit has unleashed many demons in Northern Ireland, and on the island generally. It has shaken social, political and economic structures, and raised(...)

Honda CR-V: Two engines are offered up in Ireland: the 2-litre petrol-electric hybrid – tested here – and a 1.5-litre turbo petrol

Honda has a natural sweet spot amongst David McWilliams’s cast of characters. The incisive economist has caricatured the inhabitants of post-recession(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade  Simon Coveney: had 192 letters from the public between November and February about the UK’s departure from the EU. Photograph: Yves Herman

Warnings that the Government’s strategy over Brexit would “backfire” and Irish lorries would be stopped from using UK roads are among the letters rece(...)

At the end of last March, Iconic Media Ltd owed David McWilliams €154,077, the latest accounts for the company show. Photograph: Peter Houlihan

Accumulated profits at the media company operated by economist David McWilliams increased to €627,705 last year, latest accounts show. This represent(...)

Is there really so much to celebrate? Photograph: Getty

Here’s my story. Last November we thought we might go away in the new year. Just a night or two. Perhaps one of those old country piles you find in th(...)

When did everyone in Ireland start using the vowel “o” in a certain single-syllable version of the informal term for mother? Did I miss a meeting at w(...)

Overall winners: Martin Woods, developer engineer at Aid:Tech; Minister of State for Trade, Employment, and Business, Pat Breen; Niall Dennehy, co-founder of Aid:Tech; Danny Curran, Aid:Tech director of growth; Nicola Paoli, Aid:Tech’s blockchain developer; and Irish Times columnist and MC for the night David McWilliams. The company also won the IT and Fintech category, sponsored by KPMG.

Joe Thompson completed the renowned 151-mile Moroccan desert marathon in 2009, collecting money for charity. Then the money he raised disappeared. Fi(...)

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