Gardaí are appealing for witnessess or anyone who was travelling on the N81 on Wednesday night to contact them.

Four people have died in road traffic incidents North and South of the Border in the last 24 hours. A Sligo County Council worker has died and three (...)

Students living in direct provision have been unable to accept places on college courses because of prohibitive fees.

The Government has been accused of abandoning young asylum seekers by not providing them with free third-level education similar to that offered to Ir(...)

The children’s playground and buildings at Mountjoy Square, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Phase one of a scheme to restore Mountjoy Square park to its original Georgian design should be complete within 12 months, according to Dublin City Co(...)

Competitors in Dun Laoghaire during the Ironman Dublin Triathlon race on Sunday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

French athlete Denis Chevrot has won Dublin’s inaugural Ironman 70.3 triathlon with a time of 4.01.35. UK sportswoman Susie Cheethman was the first w(...)

Beth Gerdes wins the women’s Ironman challenge  in Zurich last July. File photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

More than 2,500 athletes will swim, cycle and run through Dublin city and county on Sunday as part of the Ironman 70.3 triathlon. The course involves (...)

Ros Goill Gaeltacht, Co Donegal where the world is still viewed as Gaeilge. Photographer: The Irish Times

Most people in Ireland have a positive attitude towards the Irish language but fluency levels among the population do not reflect this, according to a(...)

Heavy rains fell on Dublin last month while the rest of Europe basked. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

July was “cold, wet and windy everywhere” with some weather stations recording historically miserable conditions, Met Éireann has confirmed. Mo(...)

Staff at Dublin Airport. File photograph: Kate Geraghty/Irish Times

An increasing number of customers are leaving their credit and debit cards behind in Dublin Airport after WH Smith introduced self-service checkout ma(...)

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment Paudie Coffey. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish Water will pass the Eurostat test next year, allowing it to be taken off the State’s books, because the number of people paying water charges wi(...)

Enthusiasts cautioned against sensationalist media coverage about seagulls, including calls for protected birds to be culled. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Seagulls very rarely harm people, they don’t have claws and their numbers have fallen dramatically in the past 20 years, birdwatchers have pointed out(...)