Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at the official launch of the  national programme to mark  the 150th anniversary of the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland as a state church, in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, on Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The leader of Anglicans worldwide, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, has said he hopes the emergence of conservative Anglican body Global Anglica(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney  visits the Global Ireland marquee at the National Ploughing Championships on Wednesday. Photograph: Julien Behal

Those involved in negotiating the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union are effectively “writing history”, and missteps made now will be felt (...)

Fine Gael TD Noel Rock: If his Bill becomes law, the resale of tickets for large concerts and sporting events for more than face value will be banned. Photograph: Eric Luke

Any attempt to ban the resale of tickets for major events at above face value prices will be a breach of constitutional rights to own property, a comp(...)

 On Friday morning, the highest price apparent on the site was €2,032.   File photograph

Rugby fans are being asked to pay as much as €2,700 for tickets to the most sought after match in the forthcoming Six Nations competition, according t(...)

Worth about €600 million annually, the Irish gift voucher industry remains broadly unregulated with retailers, service providers and dedicated gift ca(...)

Minister for Enterprise Heather Humphreys. In June, the Minister secured the backing of Cabinet for plans to introduce a minimum five-year expiry date on gift vouchers. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Plans to introduce legislation stopping companies from charging maintenance fees on gift cards or selling vouchers with expiry limits of less than fiv(...)

RTÉ Concert Orchestra:  what’s the score? Photograph: Mark Stedman

People ask me questions all the time. Well, not literally. But, since my face is known, people I’ve never met do regularly come up to me at concerts w(...)

 Former tánaiste, Frances Fitzgerald, after her resignation. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Officials in the Department of Justice could face disciplinary measures over any failure to pass on crucial documents to the Charleton tribunal, acco(...)

 Minister for Arts Heather Humphries was meeting the Arts Council to discuss allegations of sexual harassment at the Gate Theatre in Dublin.   File photograph:  Matt Kavanagh.

The Taoiseach has said there should be “no tolerance” of assault, sexual harassment or bullying in any workplace. Leo Varadkar was speaking in the D(...)

The weaver’s sword found at the site of the former Beamish and Crawford brewery in Cork city. Photograph: courtesy of BAM Ireland

A 1,000-year-old Viking weaver’s sword has been discovered by archaeologists at the historic site of the former Beamish and Crawford brewery in Cork c(...)

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