Residents at a Camphill community gather for their morning meeting. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A number of the Camphill communities which provide residential services for people with intellectual disabilities are facing closure, TDs and Senators(...)

Oireachtas committee told  there were considerable benefits in electronic tagging in terms of monitoring feeding systems, animal welfare and drug use and fertility.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A new bovine tracking tag system could eliminate cattle passports with resultant savings in millions of euros every year, TDs and Senators have been (...)

 Maggie Bonner and  her boyfriend Michael Jackson from Mayo with a photo of Maggie’s father Frankie Bonner. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A young man who drove over his girlfriend’s father has assisted the Road Safety Authority in publicising World Remembrance Day for road victims, which(...)

The planning inquiry was told that while there were 29 protected structures within the harbour, the harbour itself was not a protected structure. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council allocated €1.5 million towards the planning costs of a large-scale cruise berth in Dún Laoghaire harbour in the (...)

Thirty-eight per cent of cyclists polled by the RSA said they do not always wear a helmet, while 31 per cent do not always wear reflective gear. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The vast majority of motorists (80 per cent) and cyclists (74 per cent) consider cycling to be “dangerous”, according to the latest Road Safety Author(...)

The Driver Attitudes and Behaviour Survey 2014 showed a catalogue of safety infringements, from drink driving to use of mobile phones and speed-camera “manipulation”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than 40 per cent of Irish motorists consider it broadly acceptable to break the 100km/h speed limit, with almost 20 per cent of drivers classed a(...)

The 27-year-old who rang Joe Duffy had been “asked nicely to leave” a makeshift home under a tree in the grounds of the national broadcaster. File photograph: Alan Betson

A homeless man who rang RTÉ’s Liveline programme to seek help, turned out to have been “asked nicely to leave” a makeshift home under a tree in the gr(...)

Annette Hughes of DKM Economic Consultants, on behalf of  Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company,  objected to  questioning from Dr Pat McCloughan, who represented Dún Laoghaire Harbour combined sailing and yacht clubs. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Heated exchanges arose on Wednesday at the planning inquiry into Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company’s proposed cruise ship berth. The harbour company is s(...)

GeoHive  is a store of data on everything from property prices to dog owners.

Comparing the qualities of different parts of the country has been made a little bit easier thanks to a new online search tool from Ordnance Survey of(...)

Exhausted drivers present  a clear and persistent hazard. Photograph: Getty Images

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) works hard with gardaí to ensure that trucks and buses being used on the road are in a roadworthy condition and that t(...)