The first service was launched in Listowel, Co Kerry, last June and since last summer a total of 65 additional services across all 26 counties have been running on average from 6pm to 11pm typically on Friday and Saturday.

A pilot programme which has seen evening and late night public transport services operating in rural areas since the middle of last year has been give(...)

Gyproc repeated its apology to locals for the disruption caused by the land collapse at the local community centre and Magheracloone Mitchells GAA pitch. Photograph: Pat Byrne

Politicians, local authority officials and residents in south Co Monaghan have agreed to a forum of regular meetings on the problem of sinkholes and c(...)

Drivers are told by gardaí to blame increased checks on Minister for Transport Shane Ross, according to one Minister. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Increased drink driving checkpoints by An Garda Síochána, particularly in the mornings, as a result of tighter drink driving laws have come in for hea(...)

In Europe, a trade mark can be registered either at national level or EU level. Photograph: iStock

An EU directive to simplify trademark law has been introduced in the Republic in a move the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation believes(...)

While one source described the conversation with the Taoiseach as ‘housekeeping’, another said that Ministers were effectively told that they need to do better. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Ministers have been told to cancel future mid-week travel plans and to make sure they are present for votes in the Dáil after being warned by the Taoi(...)

A mural in Dover by British artist Banksy depicts a workman chipping away at one of the stars on an EU-themed flag. Photograph: Lyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Concerns have been raised about the Government’s failure to ask the European Union for a loosening of state aid rules to help businesses that would be(...)

“Credit unions are not banks,” said one Minister, adding that they usually “look after” people who may usually have difficulty accessing credit from banks. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Proposals brought before Cabinet this week to allow credit unions to expand their business by offering higher-risk loans led to concerns from a number(...)

IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan said employment growth across agency-supported businesses was more than double the national average at 7 per cent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Brexit has prompted 55 companies with the potential to create up to 4,500 jobs to invest in the Republic, according to State development agency, IDA I(...)

Pleasure boats sit anchored in front of a ship docked at the Port of Dublin. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Department of Transport only asked Dublin Port, the country’s largest and busiest sea port, for details of its contingency plans to deal with a ha(...)

CONOR POPE, Consumer Affairs Correspondent New laws which will impose consumer-friendly rules on a largely unregulated gift voucher industry are to c(...)

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