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A local resident observes a large blaze approaching the village of Pefki on Evia island, Greece’s second largest island. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP via Getty

The report this week by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scared more people than any Stephen King novel, not least (...)

European Commission is investigating a complaint that Ireland gives illegal state aid to health insurer, VHI.

The European Commission is investigating a complaint that Ireland gives illegal state aid to health insurer, VHI, writes the Sunday Times. The VHI is (...)

Builders are blaming a slowdown in State projects for a fall off in new starts.

Builders are blaming a slowdown in State projects for a fall off in new starts, according to The Sunday Independent. The newspaper reports that the n(...)

Election promises to build more housing will not be realised unless the cost of building is addressed, the Construction Industry Federation has said. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Election promises by political parties to build more housing will not be realised unless the cost of building is addressed, the Construction Industry (...)

Writer Christine Armstrong: delivered a feisty speech that sought to “blow up the bullsh*t” that says women can have it all – a perfect home life as well as a perfect career. photograph: maxwells

The integration into the mainstream business and corporate world of ethical or moral issues, such as green concerns or the drive for workplace equalit(...)

Some 15.3% of new recruits in construction experienced a work-related injury in 2017, compared with an average among other groups of 4-5%. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of fatal accidents in the workplace continued to decrease in 2018, but safety chiefs are concerned over an influx of inexperienced workers (...)

New figures show that house building drove a sharp increase in activity in the sector in March. Photograph:  Alan Betson

Builders are warning of a looming skills shortage as new figures show their industry continues to expand on the back of the Republic’s housing squeeze(...)

 DIT manager Billy O’Loughlin’s side proved too strong for an outclassed IT Tralee. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

IT Tralee 1-7 DIT 2-17 A two-goal salvo just before half time by wing back Enda Flanagan from Cavan ended this one-sided Sigerson Cup quarter-final (...)

Éanna O’Connor: posed constant problems for Rathnew while his  marksmanship from placed balls was impeccable. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

AIB CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS Leinster SFC final Moorefield (Kildare) v St Loman’s (Westmeath), O’Moore Park, 2.0 [Live TG4] For the first time in eight y(...)

Moorefield’s Ronan Sweeney and Daryl Flynn celebrate after winning the Kildare SFC final. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Moorefield captain Daryl Flynn has revealed the remarkable quandary he was presented with just moments before lifting the Dermot Bourke cup for last m(...)

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