(From left) Lacey Turner (5), Holly McCartin (5) and Jack Turner (5) from Portmarnock and Coolock enjoying the soaring temperatures at Portmarnock Beach in Dublin. Photograph: Collins  1:07

Ireland’s hot weather is set to continue today reaching 27 degrees and tomorrow is expected to be even hotter. In the latest temperature recordings ar(...)

A plan is in place for Sgt Maurice McCabe to meet Assistant Commissioner Kieran Kenny on Wednesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe is set to have his first meeting next week with senior Garda management about his allegations of continued har(...)

The Garda praised attendees at the Life festival for being in good spirits and largely co-operative.

When it comes to festival venues, there are few that can compete with Belvedere House in Mullingar, Co Westmeath. With lakeside stages, camping and w(...)

The study by consultants the Health Partnership makes it clear that “significant changes” are needed in the way maternity services are delivered.

The closure of up to four obstetric units in the west and northwest is mooted in a confidential report commissioned by the HSE. The units at Ballinasl(...)

Enda Kenny: “We want these offices to be embraced as part of the local authorities, to become synonymous with enterprise, with investment.” Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and two Cabinet Ministers were on hand for the national launch of the Local Enterpris(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking at the launch of Fine Gael’s European election campaign in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: David Sleator

Water charges, job creation, fixing the State’s finances and a host of local issues including a future for the cross-Border Narrow Water bridge pro(...)

Minister for the Environment  Phil Hogan and  Taoiseach Enda Kenny: to discuss water charges at a Cabinet meeting tomorrow. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said today a decision will be taken shortly on water charges, but would not commit to a definit(...)

Billionaire Denis O’Brien

You could be forgiven for thinking that private medical care is not in the best of health these days. Yesterday, Beacon Medical Group took oper(...)

John Joe Nevin in Boston on St Patrick’s Day where he defeated Puerto Rican Alberto Candelaria in his first professional fight.  Photograph: Emily Harney/Inpho

Irish Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin has suffered a setback to his professional (...)

The European Parliament: Given the size of Ireland’s three constituencies, with local loyalties inevitably influencing the vote in some cases, as well as the volatility of the electorate, predicting the outcome are hazardous. Photograph:  Reuters/Vincent Kessler

The selection at the weekend of Fianna Fáil’s two candidates for Midlands-North West in May’s European Parliament elections presents a clearer (...)