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(...)