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People queuing for unemployment benefits in Dublin

Ireland is facing a period of low-growth and high unemployment over the next three years, according to the Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI)(...)

Some 600,000 Ulster Bank customers were affected by a technical glitch last summer which left them unable to withdraw cash. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The UK's consumer-finance regulator is probing technology failures at Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, which left some Irish Ulster Bank custo(...)

British prime minister David Cameron said the Belfast Agreement ’represented a massive step forward from what has gone before, a clear manifestation that politics and democracy would triumph over violence’. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

The Belfast Agreement did not provide a template for either establishing stable devolution or moving Northern Ireland forward, the First Minist(...)

Tessa Phillips, who worked at the Finchley Conservative office between 1977 and 2009, signs a book of condolence at the party headquarters in Finchley yesterday. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Operation True Blue got under way yesterday as a special British cabinet office committee was set up to co-ordinate the log(...)

Loyalist protestors carrying Union flags clash with police outside the City Hall in Belfast last December. The absence of a strategy for flags, parades or dealing with the past has left the political establishment vulnerable to the shocks delivered by incidents and events such as the flags dispute, said Dr Paul Nolan, author of the second Northern Ireland peace monitoring report. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

The fragility of the Northern Ireland peace process has increased because of the absence of a policy to tackle sectaria(...)

The research found 86 per cent of children in Ireland were happy with their lives, while there was also a “significant decline” in the number of those smoking and more modest declines in drinking and teenage pregnancy. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Ireland has been named the 10th best place in the world for children to grow up among a list of developed countries, ranking a(...)

Lough Erne Resort outside Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh,  the venue for next June’s G8 summit.  “David Cameron’s decision to host the G8 in Fermanagh provides us with a golden opportunity.” Photograph: PA

Today we should reflect on just how far Northern Ireland has come since the Belfast Agreement 15 years ago. It was a truly historic achievement(...)

 New Connacht head coach Pat Lam. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Pat Lam has been in Galway for eight days now and already the incoming Connacht coach says he’s “absolutely loving it”. The daily sunshin(...)

Northern Ireland’s Minister of Enterprise Arlene Foster said a research project led by Glen Dimplex could deliver an additional £500,000 a year in salaries into the local economy.

A Northern Ireland-based research project led by Glen Dimplex, the electrical heating company, has created 37 “advanced manufacturing jobs”, th(...)

Vat ruling: The long-running dispute dates back to 2008

The long-running dispute dates back to 2008, when the European Commission raised concerns with Irish authorities about the system whereb(...)

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