Flooding at Springfield, Co Clare: Minister for Agriculture and the Marine Simon Coveney on a fact-finding mission. Photograph: Gareth Williams/Press 22

The Government will tomorrow approve a substantial increase in funding for flood relief and a new flood forecasting service as it intensifies efforts (...)

Flooding along the banks of the Shannon River near Athlone Town as seen from a helicopter on Thursday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The river Shannon is expected to swell further in coming days with heavy rain set to pose a heightened risk of flooding for roads and properties in We(...)

Bad habits: People should set realistic goals in pursuit of cleaner living. Photograph: Getty Images

Breaking a bad habit takes about one month and a key to be successful in doing so is to not beat yourself up about it if you falter. That’s according (...)

Sheila O’Sullivan, who works with the Irish Heart Foundation and trains primary-school teachers in PE teaching. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Like many parents, Naomi del Pozo worries about how her two children are going to get the minimum hour’s physical exercise they need every day, now th(...)

 Bruce Cozadd, CEO of Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It’s a stock market darling, delivering recurring double-digit revenue growth, a growing pipeline, regularly listed among prime M&A targets in the(...)

The judge was told the bowl was part of a dinner service commissioned by Queen Victoria (above) when staying at Balmoral Castle. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

A Co Westmeath man has given a court undertaking not to dissipate any funds connected with the estate of his late mother, said to include a Wedgwoo(...)

Feargal O’Rourke: “One thing politics did teach me is that if someone looked me in the eye and said, ‘You’ll make a good senior partner’, they probably wouldn’t vote for me.” photograph: eric luke

Ireland may indulge soundbite-friendly economists and business advisers but we don’t do celebrity accountants. If we did, incoming PricewaterhouseCoo(...)

Members of the McGinley-Connors wedding party leave the church in Newtownbutler, Co Fermanagh, after the shooting on Wednesday. Photograph: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker

Gardaí are planning a major security operation at the funeral of Barney McGinley who was shot dead at a family wedding.The removal mass of the 63-year(...)

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Ventura steels the show This steampunk Churchill dining table, 2m by 1m, in weathered solid oak has an architectural steel joint between its le(...)

The judge said that while social workers had shown huge commitment to the teenager’s welfare, it had been negligent to conclude she was suitable for independent living.

The HSE has been held liable for damages for the burning down of a Co Westmeath house next door to where it had “negligently” placed a vulnerable teen(...)