Minister for Education  Jan O’Sullivan. A new value for money review on small primary schools prepared for the Department of Education recommended certain schools within close proximity of each other be amalgamated. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A value for money review on small primary schools prepared for the Department of Education recommended certain schools within close proximity of each (...)

The Irish Aviation Authority said the Russian planes were monitored off the west-south/east coast from about 3.00pm to 7.00pm. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two Russian military aircraft entered Irish-controlled airspace on Wednesday, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has confirmed.The planes were monitor(...)

The winning ticket was sold in Claremorris, Co Mayo, last November.

The holder of a winning Lotto ticket worth almost €3 million has just over a week to collect their prize before they lose it.Winners of the National L(...)

The family of the late former Sinn Féin official Denis Donaldson has accused the State of wilful obstruction in the investigation of his death nine years ago. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

The family of the late Sinn Féin official Denis Donaldson has accused the State of wilful obstruction in the investigation of his death nine years ago(...)

Marco Buti, director general for economic and financial affairs at the European Commission, speaks before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry on Wednesday. 1:06

Ireland ignored advice from the European Commission to take measures to prevent the economy overheating prior to the banking collapse, according to th(...)

The Association of Childhood Professionals rally outside Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

About 2,000 people have taken part in a protest outside Leinster House calling for greater Government investment in the childhood sector.The Associati(...)

Members of the anti-water charge campaign including TD Paul Murphy at a photocall outside Leinster House to announce a demonstration against alleged political policing. Photograph: Dan Griffin

A protest against alleged “political policing” will take place in Dublin on Saturday, the anti-water charge campaign has announced.The demonstration, (...)

The Air Accident Investigation Unit report said the pilot and the passenger launched from a ridge near Lough Bray Lower after which the pilot encountered what he described as the most aggressive turbulence he has experienced in his 14 years of flying.  File photograph: Thinkstock

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has been advised to review compliance by paragliding operators with laws after an accident in Co Wicklow where two (...)

A Garda forensic investigator examines the scene of the shooting in which Edward Nugent died. Photograph: Dan Griffin

There was a sense of disbelief in Walksinstown in Dublin on Monday at the killing of Edward Nugent, with locals saying the 64-year-old was a nice m(...)

Cabinet has agreed the general scheme of the new Road Traffic Bill. The  Bill will provide for testing for drugs at  roadside, as well as addressing other road safety issues. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Legislation to tackle drug driving should be published by the summer, after the Cabinet on Tuesday agreed the general scheme of the Road Traffic Bill (...)