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 Amazon: has concentrated its data centre building programme around the greater Dublin area. Photograph:  EPA/Friedemann Vogel

Online giant Amazon has spent an estimated €2 billion on its network of data centres in the Republic over the past decade.  That is according to(...)

An in-depth review of the Irish greyhound industry has recommended the closure of four tracks next year.

An in-depth review of the Irish greyhound industry has recommended the closure of four tracks next year. Tracks at Lifford, Co Donegal, Longford, Enn(...)

The Royal Princess cruise ship. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Dublin Port Company is seeking the views of the public, businesses and other interested parties on the benefits of investing €108 million in terminal (...)

Mr Dollard said the “footprint” of the greyhound industry may have to change

Attendances at greyhound tracks dropped by a fifth in the aftermath of RTÉ’s expose of mistreatment of dogs in the sector as the sport faces a “proble(...)

Guidance counsellors can play an influential role by impartial one-to-one advice. Photograph: iStock

Major gaps in career guidance are leaving secondary school pupils without information on alternative options to university such as apprenticeships, ac(...)

Tara Kelly from Beaumount “wins” €250,000 on the Winning Streak wheel, with the help of Kamal Ibrahim and Marty Whelan, on Culture Night 2017. Photograph: Dave Meehan

An age-old rebuke levelled at national lotteries is that they are a tax on the poor. The criticism is borne out by countless studies showing those on (...)

Lucinda Creighton is one of three new board members appointed to Horse Sport Ireland, the governing body of equestrian sports. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Former Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton is one of three new board members appointed to Horse Sport Ireland, the governing body of equestrian spo(...)

To assist those looking to buy a home, Indecon says that returning emigrants who have paid Irish tax in the last 14 or 15 years should be entitled to the Government’s Help to Buy scheme for first-time buyers.

New legislation should be considered to remove discriminatory pricing by motor insurance companies on Irish emigrants who face costly premiums after r(...)

Robert Watt has had his contract as secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform extended. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government is extending the contracts of three secretaries general of high-profile departments whose terms in their jobs were due to expire this y(...)

The Central Bank has retained most elements of its mortgage-cap rules, though it tweaked a measure to restrict the amount to which second-time buyers can breach a key loan-to-income cap. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Central Bank has moved to restrict second-time home buyers’ ability to breach a key loan-to-income borrowing restriction as its governor, Philip L(...)

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