“There are around 250 wind farms now onshore in Ireland, and we probably need about another 80 by 2030, with maybe four, five or six more offshore wind farms.” Photograph: Getty Images

Imagine the scene, it is a bright, crisp October morning in 2030, yet the house, insulated heavily with the help of a State grant in 2027, is still re(...)

 Pictured in Bray, Co Wicklow are Stephen Kavanagh (left), manager of The Anchor, and Shane O’Farrell (right), owner of several pubs in the area, including The Anchor, The Ardmore, Max & Harvey’s, The Wild Goose and Butler & Barry’s. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Many people breathed a sigh of relief on Monday night when Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced that the country was moving to Level 3 instead of Level (...)

Taosieach Micheál Martin said he was not at all happy that former ministers ‘would be taking up positions’ in the area they had responsibility for ‘immediately after or within months of having left office’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath is to review the legislation covering the remit of the Standards in Public Office (Sipo) Co(...)

Phil Hogan: “I am going to take some time out and reflect on what to do next.” Photograph: Getty Images

Former European commissioner Phil Hogan has said he was left with “no option” but to resign because he was subjected to a “full-scale attack” by Taois(...)

A family carer can nominate two people who will step into their caring role in the event of an emergency. Photograph: iStock

Cared-for vulnerable people will be looked after if their family carer experiences an unexpected illness or accident, under a new scheme being launche(...)

“You are hounding everybody, so no comment and goodbye,” said guest Loman Dempsey when contacted. Illustration: iStock

More than 80 guests attended an Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in the Station House Hotel, Clifden, Co Galway, last Wednesday at a time when Governmen(...)

TDs Dara Calleary and Noel Grealish and Senator Jerry Buttimer

Several politicians who attended a dinner organised by the Oireachtas Golf Society in apparent contravention of Covid-19 guidelines have apologised fo(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin  greets British prime minister Boris Johnson  on the steps of Hillsborough Castle in Belfast. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/AFP via Getty Images

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, after meeting British prime minister Boris Johnson, has warned of the need to avoid a “second significant systemic shock” of(...)

Michael Pearl in Barr an Chaladh at Woodquay in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Michael Pearl, who has leased the Barr An Chaladh pub in Woodquay, Galway for the past 15 years, sat and listened to the radio on Tuesday when Taoisea(...)

 Tánaiste  Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan at Dublin Castle, Thursday.  Photograph:  Julien Behal Photography/PA

Promising a tsunami of borrowed money to rejuvenate the State’s Covid-ravaged economy, Taoiseach Micheál Martin, flanked by Fine Gael’s Leo Varadkar a(...)

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