Established in 1977, Noonan’s latest annual report shows that revenues surged almost 50 per cent last year to €303.9 million, boosted by new contracts and a series of acquisitions

Noonan Services, the facilities management and contract cleaning group, is being prepared for potential sale by its UK private equity owner Alchemy Pa(...)

A Cork county hurler in action. Defender John Horgan (66) was one of the greatest hurlers of all time and a decent and honourable man both on and off the pitch, mourners at his funeral were told today.

Cork defender John Horgan (66) was one of the greatest hurlers of all time and a decent and honourable man both on and off the pitch, mourners at his (...)

The combination of a taskforce, a mini-Cab and saturation policing forms part of the classic political response. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government’s response to the brutal spate of gangland killings in Dublin was expected and predictable. The combination of a taskforce, a mini-Cab (...)

Michael Healy-Rae (wearing cap) and his brother Danny (being lifted) celebrate their election victory in the Killarney count centre in Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

There is talk in Kilgarvan that a marquee will be erected for the days of celebrations that will follow the historic victories of Michael and Danny H(...)

Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae celebrates on the shoulders of supporters including his  brother Michael who was re-elected earlier. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Fine Gael Minister of State Jimmy Deenihan has lost his Dáil seat in Kerry. Fianna Fáil’s John Brassil, Fine Gael’s Brendan Griffin and Sinn Féin Ma(...)

Paschal Donohoe: Under pressure to retain his seat in Dublin Central

The substantial churn of TDs at the last general election saw a number of ministers lose their seats. The biggest ever cull of office-holders conduct(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin on the campaign trail in Killarney, Co Kerry, with one of the party’s candidates, Cllr Norma Foley. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

The winter storms have taken their toll. Near Rosscahill on the Lakes of Killarney, half a dozen rowing boats have sunk in the water, only their prows(...)

 Murder trial   told   accused had been ‘hanging’ around dead woman’s workplace and ‘freaking her out’ weeks before he stabbed her to death. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A 29-year-old man told his cousin he stabbed a Kilkenny woman to death because she had stolen a “vial of his blood”, “installed hidden cameras” and pu(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said this week that she planned to repeal “rule 68”, which states that religious instruction is “by far the most important part” of the school curriculum. Photograph: Eric Luke

It has not been a good week for the bishops. As they see it the State is insinuating itself into areas of ethos as stealthily as the Shannon has into (...)

Claire (31) was born in the US after her father Bernard moved to New Jersey with the IDA in the 1970s and met Sheila Nolan, Claire’s mother. In 200(...)

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