Staff member  Siobhan Hayes vacuums the Waterford Crystal visitors’ centre as workers hold a meeting during a sit-in in 2009. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Less than half a decade since it was one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, the former Waterford Crystal factory is now being ra(...)

Labour’s Derek Nolan described the costs associated with the abandoned decentralisation of the Fás headquarters in Co Offaly as “an incredible waste of money for no benefit”.

The write-off of €1.1 million on a temporary Fás office and a site purchased by the agency for €1.5 million – now on sale for a tenth of that amount –(...)

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