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Michael McDowell SC, for Sgt Maurice McCabe, said it would serve no useful purpose to refer issues of journalistic privilege to the High Court. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The chairman of the Charleton tribunal has said he will not go to the High Court to require journalists to answer questions where they claimed journal(...)

Bord na Mona land at Mountlucas Wind farm in Co Offaly. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published figures two weeks ago for Irish greenhouse gas emissions, together with their projections for the (...)

The ESRI said the additional data would help policymakers understand what is driving growth in the Republic.

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) wants the Government to adopt a new set of national accounts to weed out the distorting effects of m(...)

Ireland can look forward to a continuing rise in productivity for decades to come, provided the economy is managed well. Photograph: iStock

Since the mid-1700s, living standards have risen dramatically across the world. First there was the agricultural revolution, where productivity on fa(...)

French people, on average, spend three hours a day on meals compared to two hours in Sweden and Britain, and only one hour and 50 minutes in Ireland.

Over years of working in partnership with economists from other countries, I have noticed that French colleagues were always very reluctant to conduct(...)

 Willie Penrose. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

State agencies questioned about continued flooding on the Galway-Limerick railway line have been told to “buck up” and find a solution to it. “You (...)

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT): Galway city has the highest proportion of graduates in the State (61 per cent), beating Dublin and Cork. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

When developing future policy on spatial development, the National Planning Framework drew on past experience – a useful guide to what will work in th(...)

19/05/2016-NEWS-Post sack.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

An Post has committed to having a post office within 15km of every community with more than 500 people, and within three kilometres in urban areas. In(...)

The exceptional profitability of US companies in Ireland reflects US tax law and how it is implemented by the US administration. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Since the late 1950s, the low Irish rate of corporation tax has played a key role in the successful development of the Irish economy through attractin(...)

Ireland’s urban structure is weak: Dublin’s population equates to that of the next 40 cities and towns combined

The National Planning Framework sets out a strategy for Ireland’s development up to 2040. When looking so far into the future it cannot be too prescri(...)

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