Lines down at Turvey Avenue in Donabate, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

Western counties face another battering from high winds on Monday as Met Éireann warned Storm Henry would bring gusts as high as 130km/h. Several hu(...)

Forensic crash investigator Garda Ray Sweeney told an inquest  the purpose of a seatbelt is to restrain a person being thrown from their seat in a crash, with the seatbelt absorbing the force of their mass as they are thrown forward.

The dangers of two people using a single seatbelt were highlighted at an inquest on Tuesday into the death of a eight-year-old girl killed in a two-ca(...)

A man who pretended he was an Irish Water employee called to the homes of elderly people in Co Kerry demanding money for metre and machinery work, the Circuit Criminal Court has heard.

A man who pretended he was an Irish Water employee called to the homes of elderly people in Co Kerry demanding money for meter and machinery work, the(...)

Emergency services were called to the scene when the 19-year-old man disappeared while swimming in a lake with friends at Strokestown last night.Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The body of a 17-year-old has been recovered from a canal at Ardnacrusha, Co Clare this evening where he had been swimming with friends and failed to (...)

No frontiers: the Greenway near Westport, Co Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The idea of turning abandoned railway lines into walking and cycling routes, called greenways, is catching on. Indeed, Taoiseach Enda Kenny kno(...)