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The final section of the M8 Dublin to Cork motorway. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Sitting in a control room in East Wall in Dublin, Kevin O’Rourke and his team watch on a bank of screens as a car leaving Dublin Port slows to a stop (...)

Audit your credit cards and work out how much they are costing you every month.

Spring has well and truly sprung now and not before time. The good news is the financial hangover caused by Christmas has, we hope, lifted and the pen(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish television production companies are urging new Minister for Communications Richard Bruton to move forward on licence fee reform, saying the Iris(...)

 Former Green Party leader Trevor Sargent said it was an amazing day. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

From one ministry to another, former Green Party leader Trevor Sargent completed his latest journey in life on Saturday evening at Christ Church Cathe(...)

Poolbeg incinerator: Covanta says there is no long-term plan to import waste. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is one irrefutable assertion that applies to large, modern incinerators: they are ferocious consumers of raw materials. In the case of Covanta’s(...)

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan at the launch of the Government’s Audiovisual Action Plan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has launched a €200 million plan aimed at doubling employment in the audiovisual industry in five years. Ireland will become a global (...)

 Eoghan Murphy says he is waiting for advice from the Attorney General before considering the report in full.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A report by a senior counsel into alleged planning corruption in Co Donegal remains unpublished almost a year after being submitted to the Minister fo(...)

Glacier researchers walk to the accumulation zone of Gueshgue glacier in Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Photograph: Tomas Munita/New York Times

As conspiracy theories go, this must rank as one of the more absurd. According to the Irish Farmers’ Association, the reason why Ireland is careering (...)

Data published by the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday showed that agriculture greenhouse gas emissions rose by 2.7 per cent in 2016. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government must introduce “a climate activation programme” across key sectors, including agriculture, or risk massive climate fines, according to (...)

Brian Lenihan, Eileen Lemass, Charles Haughey and Gerry Collins at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

It was not so much the reopening of Stepaside Garda station that suggested “stroke politics” – it was the unsubtle banners that festooned the constit(...)

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