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Big blokes, these rugby men. Irish sides are not renowned as behemoths of the rugby world but Joe Schmidt’s side of today still dwarfs those of 30 yea(...)

Earlier this week, we published an article detailing the number of Dáil debates and committee meetings in which TDs had spoken during 2014.The piece a(...)

The number of people seeking asylum in the EU is set to reach its highest point in almost two decades, with the largest number coming from war-torn(...)

It can be difficult to pin down the size of the Irish diaspora as estimates vary hugely depending on who is talking

Estimates for the size of the “Irish diaspora” vary hugely, from three million to 70 million depending on who is talking. It also depends on what d(...)

Ireland's Jordi Murphy in the 2014 Six Nations match against England at Twickenham. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Rugby’s “unseen work” is a term that can be bandied about during rugby commentary. It’s usually spoken of with regard to forwards, particularly the(...)

All households who register with Irish Water are entitled to a €100 water conservation grant

Following months of protest and political hand-wringing, households will finally receive their first water bills in April.It may come as some small co(...)

More cars than ever are failing the National Car Test. A total of 48 per cent of cars – or just over 650,000 – passed the test last year compared t(...)

Data journalism comes in many forms, but usually aims to tell complex stories in illuminating ways. Data projects featured in this blog will explor(...)

Find out where your name, or the name of a loved one, features in our name-checker below

When was the last time you met a young person who shared your name? Can’t recall? Then there is a distinct possibility your name has fallen from fa(...)

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