The Fianna Fáil-Progressive Democrats introduced the cost-saving plan during the boom. Library photograph: iStock

Introduced in boom-time Celtic Tiger Ireland to control the runaway levels of prison officer overtime, annualised hours were put in place over a decad(...)

The Comptroller and Auditor General expects to complete a report next week into Nama’s controversial sale of its Northern Ireland portfolio two years ago

The Comptroller and Auditor General has said he expects to complete a report next week into the National Asset Management Agency’s controversial sale (...)

The €38 million Eircode system should be given time to bed in and will ultimately prove to be value for the money invested, Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has said. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

The €38 million Eircode system should be given time to bed in and will ultimately prove to be value for the money invested, Minister for Communication(...)

Cork players, led by Paul Kerrigan,  take to the field in Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It doesn’t have to be the case but generally the – increasingly rare – championship shock is a zero-sum game: great joy mirrored by profound despair. (...)

Minister of State Simon Harris as responsibility of the Office of Public Works which is charged with co-ordinating and managing the implementation of government programmes relating to flooding. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

From Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent, Cork 7 April 2016 The outgoing Government has been accused of “arrogance beyond belief” by a member of th(...)

 Minister for Communications  Alex White at the official launch of the Eircode system in  Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The National Ambulance Service of Ireland is to start using the controversial Eircode postal system from the middle of next month. Martin Dunne, the(...)

Eircode and Christmas cards: “We haven’t seen people using it,” says a member of a post office’s counter staff, who estimates that “about 2 per cent” of postage carried the code. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The post office in the middle of Ranelagh village in Dublin is busy with customers dealing with last-minute Christmas cards and parcels. Six people ar(...)

Nemo’s Aidan O’Reilly and Michael Quinlivan of Clonmel. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tipperary football crossed another frontier at the weekend when Clonmel Commercials won the county’s first Munster club title with a sensa(...)

Séamus McCarthy (Cork) and Fionnuala Quigley (Wexford)  who received the Seiko Just in Time and Rescue Appreciation Award along with Garda Brian O’Donnell, for rescuing an Indian tourist swept off Inis Mór. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A paramedic and his girlfriend who rescued a young tourist from the sea after she was swept off a cliff by a wave on the Aran Island of Inis Mór ha(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White at the official launch of Eircode in July. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The European Commission has told the Government there are no grounds for re-opening an investigation into the procurement process for the new postcode(...)

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