John Palmer

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In an attempt to build a connection between the kitchen’s carefully cultivated direct supply chain of local and artisan products, and the people responsible for them, it has produced a food suppliers map for guests.

“There’s lamb stew on every day. Mr Brennan will have it no other way.” The Mr Brennan in question is hotelier Francis, of the Park Hotel, Kenmare, a(...)

Ulster Unionist Assembly member Mike Nesbitt, former Ireland international Trevor Ringland and Rev John Dunlop. File photographs: The Irish Times/Inpho

A “civic unionism” group of more than 100 people from various sections of Northern Irish society has challenged what it says is a nationalist assumpti(...)

John Palmer, principal officer, Department of Finance: acknowledged that returns from PAYE and the universal social charge (USC) had been lower than expected earlier in the year, but had improved since the third quarter. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Workers and businesses paid a record €51 billion in taxes last year, according to Government figures released on Wednesday. Exchequer returns show th(...)

John Palmer (37) and Greg Lonergan (36), died when a fire broke out at their rented apartment complex on St Joseph Road’s in Mallow in the early hours of March 13th, 2014. File photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Fire alarms should be checked regularly and repaired immediately if malfunctioning, a jury at an inquest into the deaths of two men in Co Cork has rec(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe: have signalled their intention to make tax reform and tax reduction a key priority for the new administration. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The below-par performance of income tax, which has dogged the Government’s exchequer returns since the beginning of the year, has finally been unmaske(...)

The judge said that he would take Rachel Crawshaw’s guilty plea into account, but it remained an appalling crime in which two men had lost their lives. File photograph: Getty Images

A 29-year-old woman with a history of alcohol and drug abuse has been jailed for 10 years after she pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of two of her f(...)

Department of Finance principal officer John Palmer suggested the State’s coffers benefited more from rising wages than from the creation of new jobs. Photograph: David Sleator

At the press briefing that followed this week’s exchequer returns, Department of Finance officials were asked to account for an anomaly in the State’s(...)

Lagan Valley’s turnout of 53.2 per cent was statistically higher than that recorded for Assembly elections five years ago, and it was one of the few constituencies to achieve this feat across Northern Ireland.

Former first minister David Trimble watched on as the UUP claimed multiple seats in the Lagan Valley constituency for the first time since 2003 on Fri(...)

A 29-year-old woman has been remanded in custody after she pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of two men in an arson attack on a flat in North Cork ju(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including Lagan Valley – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

If the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) are to replicate its impressive performance in Lagan Valley at the 2011 Assembly election, it means winning fo(...)

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