By the end of July, the pension deficit at Ireland’s largest companies  had jumped by 97 per cent to €5.7 billion

With an ageing population that will bring with it a whole host of challenges for the State, there was one more problem added to the list this week whe(...)

Mercer, which tracks the pension position of Ireland’s largest listed companies – members of the Iseq 20 – says the gap has widened dramatically this year. Photograph: Getty Images

The pensions “hole” at Ireland’s largest companies has almost doubled in the first seven months of the year, new figures show. Volatile markets mean (...)

Bus shelter almost submerged in floodwater in Mallow, Co Cork.  Photograph: David Morrissey

Civil Defence volunteers have been dispatched to help residents in a Midleton housing estate in east Cork after a local river burst its banks and trap(...)

looding in Bandon as a result of Storm Desmond. Photograph: Denis Boyle

The minister with responsibility for flood relief works said he will not rest until a €10 million flood relief scheme is delivered to the town which s(...)

Flooding in Bandon as a result of Storm Desmond. Photograph: Denis Boyle

Bandon came to a standstill on Monday night when up to 1,500 people marched through the town and called on the Government to deliver immediately on th(...)