Wind energy: one of the biggest beneficiaries from the rise in the Public Service Obligation. Photograph: EPA/JENS BUETTNER

The Government is facing growing pressure to end a costly system of supports for the renewable energy industry that has drawn criticism from some majo(...)

 Navan Co  Meath: For the first quarter of 2016, overall residential sales for Co Meath were down on 2015. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

For the first quarter of 2016, overall residential sales for Co Meath were down on 2015. Figures from myhome.ie show that transactions during the Jan(...)

Joseph (Joe) Harrington was operating a stone crusher in a quarry at Aghamore, Ballyhaunis, at about 10am on Thursday when he sustained fatal injuries. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Health and Safety investigation has got underway into the death of a young man from Co Mayo in a quarry on Thursday. The victim has been named local(...)