Irish League of Credit Unions Headquarters on Mount Street in Dublin. Many credit unions have been forced to imposing savings caps on their members as a way of reducing their savings levels. Photograph:  Frank Miller

It might sound strange but a surge in savings into the credit union sector is causing major problems, forcing many of the community lenders into impos(...)

At least 40 credit unions across the country have  imposed savings limits on their members. Photograph: Frank Miller

Negative interest rates on deposits at Ireland’s two largest banks are being blamed by credit unions for the introduction of caps on the savings accou(...)

St Mary’s mother and baby home in  Tuam: fifth interim report says the burial locations of hundreds of children who died in the State’s homes remain unknown. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/New York Times

Galway County Council has insisted it is fully co-operating with the investigation into the Tuam mother-and-baby home, despite criticism by the commis(...)

Custom-made leather tool belt from the small family-run US firm Wheeler Munroe, whose belts are things of beauty as well as lifesavers for busy multi-tasking gardeners.

Ask any good gardener to name their favourite garden tools and, along with a shortlist of their most trusted brands, you’re likely to receive a loving(...)

 Michael Connelly of Fidan, Rossport, Ballina, Mayo leaves Naas Court, Kildare. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

A bus driver who was allegedly nine times over the limit when he was arrested for drink driving in Co Kildare has appeared in court. Michael Connoll(...)

The CSO noted that while increases in productivity growth are associated with improvements in living standards, in Ireland’s case much of the growth was generated by the multinational sector, with limited spillover into the domestic sector

Ireland was the only EU state to experience a fall in labour costs between 2000 and 2016, while at the same time productivity grew at twice the EU ave(...)

 The ESRI  has said it had become “practically impossible” to gauge economic activity here or work out an estimate of sustainable growth with the current set of indicators. Photograph: Getty Images

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has acknowledged difficulties in understanding developments in the Irish economy because of the distorting impact (...)

Annie and Kate Madden of FenuHealth discovered that one of the flavours horses love most is Fenugreek

Entrepreneurs don’t come much younger than the founders of FenuHealth, horse-mad sisters, Kate (17) and Annie (15) Madden. They have been riding since(...)

Anti-Brexit campaigners, Borders Against Brexit, set up a mock customs search during a protest against Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, at the border town of Carrickcarnon in October 2016. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Signs of a significant pick-up in Brexit-related cross-Border shopping has emerged in the national accounts. A €300 million fall-off in excise duty r(...)

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day ‘plays an important role in raising public awareness that palliative care is about enhancing quality of life’

“You matter because you’re you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you to die peacefully, but also to live(...)

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