Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Good morning, and happy Valentine’s Day — the day the price of a bunch of roses rises by national children’s hospital proportions. Matters in Fianna (...)

Mann Vergan, Woodbrook Group’s new director of legal and corporate services.

Cyprus-based Woodbrook Group is planning to set up a health and life insurance company in Waterford, according to its Irish chief executive. Michael (...)

Woodbrook group chief executive Michael Doherty. “It is a great honour for us to get listed on the Nasdaq, the world’s most preeminent and prestigious exchange.”

A financial advisory company founded by Waterford native Michael Doherty is aiming for a market value of up to $50 million (€44 million) as it prepare(...)

 The Derry Civil Rights march moving off from Waterside railway station, heading towards Duke street. Leading the marchers are  Eddie McAteer, the Nationalist leader,  Gerry Fitt, Republican Labour MP, and  Ivan Cooper, chairman of the Derry branch of the Labour Party.

As a child, Caitriona Walsh’s biggest fear was going through the Bogside. Now a 16-year-old student at St Mary’s College in Derry, she remembers how (...)

Eleanor O’Kelly-Lynch  with her daughter Lauren. Photograph: Tony O’Connell

When Gary O’Kelly-Lynch was nine years of age, he said to his mother: “God is very mean for what he did to Lauren. Why did he do it?” He was referrin(...)

Discussions about the so-called “gig economy” are usually in the context of large firms such as Deliveroo, Uber and Airbnb. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

About 200,000 people are working in temporary or non-permanent employment arrangements in Ireland, new official figures suggest. The research commiss(...)

The pay claims being pursued by Luas drivers may look excessive to some but clearly reflect the drivers’ views that they have been “left behind”

Unemployment has fallen again in the latest figures. From a high just a few years ago of 15 per cent, the figures have now almost halved. A survey o(...)

At Ennis Circuit Court, Judge Keys said: “It would be improper and unconscionable for a jury to convict Mr Galbraith in the circumstances presented by the State.” File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Two young boys saw their father repeatedly slashed in the face with a carpet knife in an unprovoked assault at a daylight “ambush” at a cemetery in En(...)

Helen McConnell and her son Thomas (3) at home at Knocklyon, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The back pages of The Irish Times reflect our changing lives. But it is not every day you come across an advertisement encouraging you to freeze your (...)

ExamWatchers video: Catherine Vance on English Paper 1

In the first of our video diaries, Catherine Vance from Dunshaughlin Community College gives her verdict on Leaving Cert day one