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

Irish Water provisions, which ensure a house cannot be sold until charges are paid, have been introduced to bring “clarity and certainty for landlords(...)

Darren May, Sarah Piggot and Erin Doran enjoy the sunshine in the Dublin Bay area designated a biosphere reserve. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Dublin Bay has been named a biosphere reserve by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) in recognition of the a(...)

Hannah Corby, Gary Fitzpatrick and Helena O’Donnell from Oxfam Ireland call on Enda Kenny to book his flight for UN talks in Ethiopia on financing development next month. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

A petition signed by 3,520 people from across the State has been sent to Leinster House calling on the Taoiseach to attend the UN’s Financing for Deve(...)

Reinhard Schaler and his wife, Patricia O’Byrne, are calling for a “fair and balanced investigation” into the road incident where their son Pádraig  (pictured) was hit by a van in Cape Cod.

The parents of an Irish student who was seriously injured after he was hit by a van while cycling on a J1 visa in the US have called on the governor a(...)

Somaia, Fatima and Omaima Halawa, sisters of jailed Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa outside Government Buildings.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ibrahim Halawa, the Irish teenager who has been awaiting trial for two years in an Egyptian jail, is still on hunger strike, according to family membe(...)

 Max Barrett (6) and Holly Barrett (3) at the Launch of the 10th Anniversary of the Pfizer Health Index. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

The number of people paying for health insurance has risen for the first time in five years, with 36 per cent of people now holding health insurance p(...)

Sean Fahey, one of the seven students injured in the Berkeley balcony collapse, has been released from hospital.

One of the Irish students injured when a balcony collapsed in Berkeley, California last week has been released from hospital. Sean Fahey (21) from Rat(...)

Members of the Public during a memorial service in UCD, Dublin for the six students who died in the balcony collapse tragedy in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

More than $300,000 (€264,500) has been donated to a fund providing assistance to families of students killed and others directly affected by the Berke(...)

People gather at the Martin Luther King Jr Civic Center Park to mourn the loss of the six Irish students who died in an early Tuesday morning balcony collapse in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images 3:04

The bodies of four of the six Irish students who died after a balcony collapsed in Berkeley, California earlier this week are due to be brought back t(...)

The migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, which Luxembourg’s MEP Charles Goerens says has brought shame on Europe, may finally create the impetus needed to end this rhetoric and initiate action. Photograph: Giovanni Isolino/AFP/Getty Images

“Our world. Our dignity. Our future.” Written in bright, eye-catching colours, the European Year for Development slogan drapes across the courtyard of(...)