- 14-year-old's ingenious poem bowls Twitter over
A cleverly constructed poem written by a 14-year-old American student has garnered near-universal acclaim on social media after being uploaded by the author's brother.
- ‘Horrific’ messages found on late teen’s phone
A mother who suspects her teenage son's death by suicide is linked to cyberbullying told the coroner that she has found "horrific" and "threatening" messages on his phone.
- Touring family of foxes get up close and personal at school
A family of foxes is on tour around schools in the South-East.
- Revenue set sights on babysitting tax
First it was bin tax, then water tax and, now, even babysitting money is targeted for tax.
- Our top 10 tips for saving water at home
The roll-out of water meters around the country is putting the focus on the looming charges, due next year. John Hearne offers tips for saving both water and money
- Fishing authorities say super trawler banned from Australia can fish in Irish waters
Fishing authorities have moved to ease fears over the presence of the world's second largest trawler in Irish waters — the same vessel which has been banned by Australia from fishing in its waters.
- Pope admits stealing dead confessor's rosary beads from casket
Pope Francis confessed that he stole the rosary cross of his late confessor from his casket and wears it to this day in a fabric pouch under his cassock.
- Cork's most famous fishmonger invited to visit Queen
Cork's famous fishmonger Pat O'Connell has been invited to Buckingham Palace.
- Cork film industry left reeling
Cork Film Centre faces an uncertain future after losing its Arts Council funding, reports Colette Sheridan
- Warning over wind turbine syndrome
One of the most senior doctors in the Department of Health has warned the Department of the Environment that people at risk of the controversial wind turbine syndrome should be treated "appropriately and sensitively as these symptoms can be debilitating".
- We ignore Ukraine crisis at our peril
Almost 100 years ago, many of our grandparents and great grandparents went to war, often never to return.
- Subway opens store number 200 in Ireland
The American sandwich franchise Subway has opened its 200th store in Ireland.
- Ruling has implications for Ulster Bank’s debt collection
A High Court ruling has significant implications for Ulster Bank's efforts to recover debts in Ireland.
- High salaries push CHC’s loss to €3.1m
Average salaries of €100,000 each for the 113 staff at the firm operating the €500m state contract to provide helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) services contributed to losses at the firm increasing by 13% to €3.1m last year.
- Nama payout boosts Bank of Ireland and AIB
Nama paid its first €83.9m on its junior bonds last Monday, which will boost the valuations on these notes for Bank of Ireland and AIB.
- Norgrove named RSA Ireland chief
RSA Insurance Group named Ken Norgrove has chief executive of its Irish unit as the company seeks to recover from a scandal in Ireland that led to a $1.3 billion (€937m) rights issue.
- Doonbeg in the rough with loss of €20m
The Doonbeg golf resort recorded its biggest ever annual pre-tax loss of €20.4m before its owners appointed a receiver that resulted in the resort's recent sale to US billionaire Donald Trump.
- Rivals to merge and base largest global banana firm in Ireland
Tropical fruit supplier Fyffes is to merge with US-based rival Chiquita in a deal creating the world's largest banana company, which will be based in Ireland.
- NTMA announces 10-year bond auction for Thursday
The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has announced that it will hold a bond auction on Thursday.
- AIB credit rating may be lowered
International credit rating agency Standard & Poor's has warned it may lower its mid-range 'BB/B' rating on AIB later this year, saying its outlook for the bank remains "negative".
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