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Waterford’s Patrick Curran fires past Clare goalkeeper Patrick Kelly to score the opening goal of the league final replay. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

One largely unremarked aspect of Clare’s thrilling league final win over Waterford in Thurles is that 11 players became the first in the county’s hist(...)

Friends First chief economist Jim Power says the biggest threat to the economy remains political

The Irish economic recovery is gathering pace and becoming more broadly based, according to a new report that predicts gross domestic product(...)

How to leverage digital and protect against cyber attacks will be the focus of attention for the PwC business forum taking place in Dublin tomorrow. F(...)

In the first seven months of the year, new car registrations were 30 per cent ahead of the same period last year. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Consumers are – at last – opening their wallets and advertisers are following that money – that’s the core and upbeat message in the AAI/Nielsen Adver(...)

 Galway manager Cyril Farrell is carried by jubilant supporters after Galway’s victory over Tipperary in the 1988 All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph:  Ray McManus/Sportsfile

It is fitting that Kilkenny and Galway on Sunday mark the 40th anniversary of their first All-Ireland because 1975 is the start of modernity with the (...)

Tom Moloney, Tom Treacy and Ollie Robinson, former hurlers and committee members of Tynagh Abbey-Duniry GAA Club. Photograph: The Irish Times

Hurling runs deep in Galway. You travel the narrow stone-clad roads in the east of the county and you know it’s hurling country. Boys and girls walk t(...)

Economist Jim Power said on Wednesday that the Government’s decision to award public sector wage increases is “worrying”. (Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times)

The biggest domestic risk factor to Ireland’s continued economic recovery is political, an economist has warned. Calling for a general election by A(...)

One in three families with primary school children are worried about their budget for food, new research has found.

The number of children coming to school hungry has increased in the past year, according to 77 per cent of teachers surveyed in new research on food (...)

Advertising levels in the Republic’s motor trade are now ‘very strong’, according to economist Jim Power. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

Advertising spending grew in tandem with the economy’s recovery last year, but the market is still playing catch-up, according to a report by economis(...)

Innovative design: the Lidl in Terenure village was built on stilts to allow for car park spaces to be fitted underneath the store

Competition in the Irish grocery trade is set to become even more intense following the disclosure by German discounter Lidl that it is looking for(...)

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