Taoiseach Enda Kenny examines flood defences on the banks of the east side of the flooded river Shannon in Athlone in December 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A high-level Government group set up to oversee the national co-ordination of flood risk management and response did not meet for a period of almost s(...)

Acting Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly (right), Capt John Quinn, saluting, and members of a Defence Forces colour party at the Easter Monday Jacob’s factory commemoration. Photograph: Dan Griffin

A large crowd assembled along Bishop Street in Dublin’s south inner city on Monday to commemorate the volunteers of the Jacob’s biscuit factory garris(...)

 Dún Laoghaire Business Improvement District is seeking an advance of €38,500 from the local council to make up the cash flow shortfall. Above: Dún Laoghaire sea front. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The company set up to revitalise Dún Laoghaire has run into cash flow problems with a significant number of traders refusing to pay improvement levie(...)

The strike will close both Luas lines. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The company that runs the Luas tram system will provide replacement buses on St Patrick’s Day to transport passengers affected by a planned strike. S(...)

Independent TD Michael Lowry told The Irish Times on Friday he will support Enda Kenny for taoiseach, making him the first Independent Deputy to commit to supporting either the acting Taoiseach or Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.  File photograph: Courts Collins

Independent Tipperary TD Michael Lowry has said he will support Enda Kenny when the Dáil again votes on candidates for taoiseach in the weeks ahead. (...)

Luas Strike Commuters take to the tracks and walk along the Luas line at Ranelagh. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Talks resumed on Friday morning between Luas operator Transdev and Siptu, which represents the drivers. Siptu on Thursday served notice on Transdev (...)

Farmers feel like prisoners in their own homes, according to a farmer from Co Tipperary whose property has been repeatedly broken into. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times/Files

A man whose farm has been broken into six times has said farmers in Co Tipperary have started going on armed patrols at night amid fears of rural burg(...)

Luas commuters take to the tracks and walk along the Luas line at Ranelagh during the strike on February 18th. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Luas operator Transdev has stated its “disbelief” at a decision by drivers to stage two further 48-hour strikes. Siptu, which represents the drivers(...)

The Waterford rescue helicopter was en route to refuel in Kerry Airport on Monday afternoon before continuing towards the Dutch trawler, Willem van der Zwan.

An operation is under way to airlift a fisherman who became ill from a trawler 170 nautical miles west of Valentia Island to Kerry General Hospital. (...)

Fianna Fáil will seek support from Independent TDs and small parties for Micheál Martin’s bid to become Taoiseach. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Micheál Martin will meet members of the Independent Alliance at noon on Monday as he and Enda Kenny seek support from TDs before the Dáil votes for Ta(...)