Out of four locations offering motorists free tyre checks, Ballymena turned out to have the best-kept rubber.

It’s something of a repeated apocraph that UK and Northern Ireland cars are better kept and looked after than Irish ones, but recent work done by Mich(...)

Horse trainer Deirdre Bourns, who is tetraplegic after a horse knocked her down and trampled on her at a showjumping event, has sued for damages.Ms Bo(...)

 Palmerstown house and estate near Nass in Co Kildare.

The Comer Group plans to create 100 full and part-time jobs at Palmerstown estate over the next year, a hotel it took over from Nama.Palmerstown hou(...)

Businessman Breifne O’Brien has been senteced to 7 years in jail in connection with a multi-million euro theft and deception.

Fraudster businessman Breifne O’Brien has been jailed for seven years for running a Ponzi scheme which cost his victims millions.He convinced family b(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar:  said to have told a private meeting at the Fine Gael “think-in” in Co Cork on Thursday that the true level of his department’s budget adjustment in 2014 is €900 million. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Almost 300 hospital beds will be closed and 2,400 fewer high-tech operations carried out next year if the Government insists on making further spendin(...)

The department says it would have to cut health spending by €213 million to comply with the ceiling set by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform for the review. Photograph: Tim Ockenden/PA

Potential cuts of up to €833 million in the health budget are outlined in the Department of Health’s submission to the Government’s comprehensive r(...)

Shopping trollies can be seen chained together as part of a protest by farmers over beef prices  outside a Tesco store in Naas,  Co Kildare yesterday. Photograph: IFA via Twitter

Steps are being taken to tackle a fall in cattle prices that has angered farmers, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said today. He was speaking a(...)

Scotland Yard photo from 2003 of Robert Hulme, now 34, who was one of six dissident Republicans freed from prison today. Photograph: PA Photo/Scotland Yard/Collect

Six dissident republicans transferred to jails here to complete lengthy sentences for conspiring to cause explosions in Britain have been released aft(...)

Eddie McEntee, who says he  was abused in foster care in Kildare in the 1940s. He is applying to mother and baby inquiry to have fostered children in  the 1930s and 1940s and up to 1952 to be included in the terms of reference of mother and baby inquiry. Photograph:  Joanne O’Brien

A call has been made for the terms of the forthcoming inquiry into mother and baby homes to be extended to include people who were in foster care over(...)

Generation rent: Joanne Martin with her children, Hannah and Alex. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien 2:29

Rising rents and stagnant incomes are making renting increasingly expensive. Rents jumped 14 per cent over the past year in Dublin - and 9 per cent na(...)