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A shopper watching the Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform Brendan Howlin addressing the house, in a Dublin city store on Budget 2014. Photograph: Eric Luke

This was our seventh austerity budget and according to Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, “Ireland is open for business”, it wants to “play fair and(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan.

A Cheann Comhairle,The story of insolvent Ireland is familiar to all our people and the sacrifices people have had to make in recent years are well kn(...)

Voting taking place at aConvention on the Constitution meeting in Malahide, Co  Dublin.

The Convention on the Constitution is to hold eight public meetings throughout Ireland later this month and in November. It is intended that these wil(...)

The scale of Irish involvement in the Battle of Trafalgar is not a surprise, according to the National Maritime Museum’s curator of naval history Dr Quintin Colville.

England expects every Irishman to do this duty. Lord Nelson’s famous clarion call to his men at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 did not quite put it t(...)

 Smyths toy shop on Jervis Street Dublin. The group operates 69 stores in total: 41 in Britain, 22 in the Republic and six in Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Frank Miller

Sales of Furbies, Monopoly Millionaire and learning tablets last year helped the British and Northern Irish arms of family-owned Irish toy-seller Smyt(...)

The system – which provides shelter for up to 4,600 asylum seekers across 34 centres – has been criticised by campaigners for providing sub-standard accommodation.

Several private firms which received tens of millions of euro in State funding for asylum seekers’ accommodation are owned or part-owned by offshore f(...)

Ian Carter, the HSE’s director of acute services: warned of further dysfunction if the Government kept taking money out of the system. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

Hospital consultants are emigrating at the rate of three a month because of deteriorating working conditions, lower pay and “unrelenting” budget cuts,(...)

Flying Jib ridden by Pat Smullen  races clear of second place Chicago Girl ridden by Johnny Murtagh to win the Staffordstown Stud Stakes  at the Curragh. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Star apprentice Robert Tart secured the biggest win of his fledgling career when guiding Brian Ellison’s British raider Montefeltro to a thrilling su(...)

The Irish Hospital Consultants’ Association says a deterioration in working conditions has forced some of the country’s best consultants to leave the country and seek work overseas. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

Hospital consultants have warned of a medical brain drain created by deteriorating hospital working conditions and “unrelenting” budget cuts.The Irish(...)

Msgr Nicholas O’Mahony has been appointed diocesan administrator for Waterford and Lismore diocese. On October 1st it was announced that Bishop Willia(...)

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