Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave  kept his silence when he was  interviewed by   Philip Boucher-Hayes on Tuesday’s edition of Drivetime. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Whatever else about tech entrepreneurs, they are not renowned for their timeless glamour. So kudos of a kind is due to Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgra(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett: he said  they had to discuss how to respond to the Government’s  “baby steps”  on climate change

Support for increased carbon taxes by the all-party Committee on Climate Action was “ill-judged”, People Before Profit has said. The party is to step(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett said ‘there is a notion abroad that the film industry is exceptional and that the normal rules do not apply to it’. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Film workers who appeared before an Oireachtas committee a year ago to highlight abuses of employees’ rights have been blacklisted by producers in rec(...)

Ray D’Arcy:  can still show flashes of the spicily attuned broadcaster who used to hold court on Today FM. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Ray D’Arcy has long been an advocate of healthy eating, as his regular radio slots about television weight loss series Operation Transformation attest(...)

Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar has welcomed as ‘timely’ efforts in Westminster to reach a Brexit compromise. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has welcomed as “timely” efforts in Westminster to reach a Brexit compromise, but he expressed doubt that British Labour Party (...)

More than 10,000 people are living in emergency accommodation

Far more families and individuals are entering homelessness than anyone predicted, Tánaiste Simon Coveney said in the Dáil on Thursday. Mr Coveney fa(...)

US president Donald Trump’s trip here could take place as early as June, as he is expected to travel to Europe for the D-Day anniversary in June and to Britain for the Nato summit in December. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has rejected a call to withdraw the invitation to US president Donald Trump to visit Ireland in the wake of the New Zealand sho(...)

The National Transport Authority says it dealt with 1,783 second-stage appeals last year, a rate of almost five a  day.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Four in every 10 appeals against clampers were upheld last year, latest figures show. The most common reasons appeals are upheld are signage inadequa(...)

The NTA said it does not collect information on how much money private operators collect from clamping around the country.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The National Transport Authority, the State regulator for parking and clamping operators, is hiring extra staff to cope with the volume of appeals cas(...)

 Donald Trump shakes hands with Leo Varadkar: a visit to Ireland by Mr Trump would be a political, security and logistical nightmare for the Government. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP

The Government has not been notified of a visit to Ireland later this year by US president Donald Trump, a Government spokesman said, but officials as(...)

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