Elle Woods from Loughrey during the 2014 Easter Rising anniversary commemorations.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

There should be a “shameless celebration” of the Easter Rising centenary whatever government is in power in 2016, the Fine Gael national conference ha(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, TD speaking on ‘Building a Health Service We Can Be Proud Of’ at the Fine Gael National Conference 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 3:54

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said the Government is better for having Labour in it. In a major endorsement of the junior Coalition partner, Mr(...)

Minister Paschal Donohoe during the Securing the Recovery session at the Fine Gael National Conference 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael in Government aims to increase visitor numbers by one third, from 7.6 million to 10 million in the next decade, Minister for Transport and T(...)

Igor Shadzkou meeting Marie Cox from Castlebar, Co Mayo, last December as the Chernobyl Children International charity arrived at Dublin Airport.  Photograph: Brian Mcevoy

The Cox family watched with amazement Belarusian orphan Igor Shadzkou’s reaction as he experienced rain drops touching his skin and saw stars in th(...)

Inis Aoibhinn, Cancer Care West’s hostel, provided accommodation for 324 people undergoing hospital treatment last year

Community-based charity Cancer Care West is to extend support for cancer patients and their families across four western counties from next year.The (...)

Sanjeev Chada pictured with his sons Eoghan (10) and Ruairí (five). Photograph: Family handout/Garda/PA Wire

The jury at an inquest into the deaths of young brothers Eoghan and Ruairí Chada in Co Mayo last year has returned verdicts of unlawful killing. The i(...)

Ssssssh: the atmosphere keeps kids quiet and the books keep them entertained. Above: the National Library. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien 2:05

Free time is rarely free, and this is never more true than when you are trying to keep children entertained during the long days of summer. A trip (...)

A man has been acquitted of the murder of Co Mayo woman Sandra Collins (pictured) by direction of the trial Judge, Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy. 0:49

A 50 year-old plasterer accused of murdering a woman whose body has never been found walked free today after being acquitted by a jury on the instruct(...)

Author Eimear McBride grew up in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo and Castlebar, Co Mayo before moving to the UK at the age of 17. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Eimear McBride has collected a major award in women’s fiction for her debut novel A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing - which had sat on a shelf for nine ye(...)

The battle for the final seat in the Midlands North West constituency is set to go down to the wire tonight after a huge transfer from Fianna Fáil run(...)