Minister pointed out that in some cases fees of up to €3 per month are applied to gift vouchers after a year. Photograph: iStock

The public’s views on fees imposed by retailers and companies that issue gift vouchers are being sought as part of a consultation launched by the Mini(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton and Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy make their way back from Derrynane beach in Kerry following a Cabinet meeting in Derrynane House. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Closeted in a snug-fitting room for nearly six hours on a very hot day with no break for lunch, incessant talking and a sun-drenched beach winking at (...)

Warning to Cabinet: Minister for Business Heather Humphreys. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Gardaí will only be given access to the Workplace Relations Commission and the Labour Court on condition that strong internal mechanisms for resolving(...)

Large ensemble cast: Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys and Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan at the launch of the Audiovisual Action Plan in June. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There’s a tradition in Britain that whenever a politician inherits the culture portfolio, any past utterance they have ever made about their cultural (...)

A group photograph to mark the final major public event after a full year of campaiging by Waking The Feminists  on The Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

What a difference a couple of years can make. Some top players in Irish theatre are chatting in the Lir Academy of Dramatic Art in Dublin. Anne Clarke(...)

A total  151 applications for loans under the Brexit loan scheme have been made to date.

Just 10 loans totalling a combined €2.5 million have been provided to Irish companies under the Government’s €300 million Brexit loan scheme so far, n(...)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, AKA Harry and Meghan, will be visiting the capital city and will pop in to see Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Good morning. It is a full English on the menu. The Royals are in town and are paying a visit to Government Buildings. The Duke and Duchess of Susse(...)

Skout provides cyber-security technology and solutions to businesses, organisations and SMEs. Photograph: iStock

US-based cyber security firm Skout Secure Intelligence will create 30 jobs as it opens its European headquarters in Portlaoise. The company, which wa(...)

Tully Rinckey is to create 38 jobs in its Irish operations. Photograph: iStock

US law firm Tully Rinckey is to create 38 jobs at its Irish operation over the next three years. The company made the announcement as it formally ope(...)

 Gaelscoil na nDeise, Waterford, pupils, with   their SFI award, with  principal Marc de Grás, SFI’s Cathy Foley, Minister of State   John Halligan and Oisin Furlong. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A total of 641 primary schools have received a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover Science and Maths Award for 2018. The programme aims to incre(...)

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