As a contractor, you can move between companies more easily, and thus work on a greater variety of projects. Photograph: iStock

It’s a modern revolution; instead of getting a full-time job, an increasingly large number of people are working as contractors. Organisations as dive(...)

Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh: Traditional Musician of the Year.

The 2017 TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards follow the road less travelled, and this year’s recipients cast a light into traditional music’s beating heart, all t(...)

Bronson was a film which starred Tom Hardy and followed the life of notorious prisoner Michael Gordon Peterson, who was renamed Charles Bronson by his fight promoter.

A 35-year-old man who covered himself in butter to make it difficult to arrest him, after barricading himself into his house in Listowel, has been giv(...)

 President Michael D Higgins at the 1916 Relatives’ Event at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

President Michael D Higgins has spoken of his pride at being able to address the largest ever gathering of relatives of those who were involved in the(...)

The euro’s decline has bolstered the spending power of employees in Ireland – mostly working for US multi-nationals or the American Government – on dollar contracts. Photograph: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

The euro’s recent decline in value against other major currencies is viewed as a good thing for the country’s exports and tourism industry. It has als(...)

Chairman of the British Athletic Association Lord Coe with President of the Olympic Council of Ireland Pat Hickey, Minister of State for Transport Tourism and Sport Michael Ring TD and sculptor Paul Ferriter at the unveiling of sculpture of the London 2012 Olympic Torch. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Three years to Rio and Rory McIlroy’s Olympic marathon doesn’t look like flagging. Even the intervention of a Lord yesterday could not ease the(...)