PAC chairman John McGuinness said it was ‘not uncommon for officials and the chairman to meet with witnesses and for the chairman to explain the context and the procedures’. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee has reiterated his view that there was nothing unusual about his meeting with former Rehab chief executi(...)

Officers discovered 2.7kg of heroin, 1.1kg of ecstasy, almost 1kg of cannabis resin and 0.2kg of LSD tablets in a vehicle which had arrived in Rosslare from Cherbourg. Photograph: Revenue

Gardaí believe the seizure of more than 60kg of heroin, cocaine and other drugs worth almost €7 million in three separate raids will significantly dis(...)

 Blue Flag awards are in recognition of high water quality, safety provision and infrastructure across 5,000km of Irish coastline. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Eighty Blue Flags have been awarded by An Taisce to beaches and marinas across the State - six more than last year.The awards are in recognition of hi(...)

Missing fisherman Daryl Burke.

A passion for angling was what brought David Warnock, Daryl Burke and John Trimble together for their ill-fat(...)

Power has now been restored to about 260,000 homes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Thousands of households across the State were still without electricity last n(...)

Army vehicle in Limerick earlier today.

The Army has been drafted into a Limerick to help battle “unprecedented” floods in the city.Scores of people have been evacuated from their homes acro(...)

Bare ruined choirs: a derelict Church of Ireland church in Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Church of Ireland – An Illustrated History begins with a number of essays. Those on architecture and stained glass by Michael O’Neill and David La(...)

A person walks past as waves crash onto the Coast Road in Malahide, Dublin on Friday. Met Éireann has issued a fresh weather warning today with gusts of up to 110km/h forecast and a risk of coastal flooding. Photograph: PA

Met Éireann has upgraded its weather warning for today and is forecasting gusts of up to 120km/h today with a risk of further coastal flooding.It upgr(...)

Waves break on the seafront in  Newcastl, Co Down.

Heavy overnight rain, storm force winds and high tides have brought spot flooding, road closures and transport disruption to parts of counties Derry, (...)

 The scene of the fatal stabbing in Drogheda’s Rathmullen Park where a man died. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson.

A 40-year-old woman has been arrested following a fatal stabbing in Co Louth. The 30-year-old man who was stabbed died after the incident in Rathmulle(...)