Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: found that key aspects of the PSC have no basis in law. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Ever since it was first announced, the Public Services Card (PSC) has divided opinion. Its proponents argued that it would make life easier and more(...)

Before it was agreed that the pickets would be called off to facilitate talks, solicitors letters were issued to protestors at five processing plants, including a Kepak facility. Photograph: iStock

Meat processing giant Kepak issued High Court proceedings against the grassroots Beef Plan Movement as the meat industry faced off against protesters (...)

Donal Conway, who will controversially seek re-election to the FAI board

A setting further from the maelstrom that has surrounded the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) following the controversy surrounding John Delaney (...)

Minister for the Environment  Richard Bruton: ‘It will be about getting people to sign up to pledges for change’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton has signalled a new range of punitive measures for companies that fail to reduce plastic consumption, incl(...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton halted the Climate Emergency Bill, which had won international support. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Cabinet has killed off a Bill aimed at banning oil and gas exploration in Irish waters, fearing an increase in dependence on imported fuels, a rel(...)

An Oireachtas committee is currently investigating the National Broadband Plan. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

David McCourt, the chief executive of the preferred bidder for the National Broadband Plan (NBP), has refused an invitation to appear before the Oirea(...)

The woman reportedly fell onto rocks at Tullan Strand, Bundoran, gardaí said. File image:  Alan Betson

A woman is recovering in hospital following a fall from cliffs near where the Sea Sessions music festival took place in Co Donegal at the weekend. A (...)

A challenge taken by a firm linked to Denis O’Brien represents the biggest potential hurdle to the timely completion of the Siteserv inquiry, according to the judge leading the investigation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A legal challenge taken by a company linked to Denis O’Brien represents the biggest potential hurdle to the timely completion of the inquiry into the (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has previously made commitments that the tax surge will not feed into day to day spending

The government will this week be told by the state’s fiscal watchdog that it should direct billions of euros in corporate tax revenues into a “prudenc(...)

Outgoing Central Bank governor Philip Lane: pay cap “may limit the recruitment pool for senior leadership roles”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Central Bank has warned the Government that an effective ban on bankers’ bonuses represents a “current and future risk” to the stability of the ba(...)

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