Prof Alan Reilly of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland says businesses are putting their customers’ health at risk by not complying with their legal obligations for food safety and hygiene. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Blackrock, Co Dublin grocery was one of 12 food businesses served with closure orders by environmental health officers from the Health Service Execu(...)

A young woman who suffered a brain injury after being knocked down by a car in a hit and run incident as she stood talking on a street in New Ross, Co Wexford, has secured €1.2m under a settlement of her High Court action.

A young woman who suffered a brain injury after being knocked down by a car in a hit and run incident as she stood talking on a street in New Ross, Co(...)

Some 35,000 public submissions were made to EirGrid on controversial Grid Link plans in the southeast.  Photograph: David Sleator/THE IRISH TIMES

EirGrid has only responded to about 4,000 of the 35,000 public submissions it received last January on its controversial Grid Link plans in southeast(...)

Mane event: Amy Kerr (12) from Limerick donated her cut hair to the Rapunzel Foundation. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press  22

For more than three decades Wexford hairdresser Anna Furlong has been cutting hair. Five years ago, touched by the story of a six-year-ol(...)

A woman walks through flood water on Winthrop Street in Cork city. High tide just before 9pm sent flood waters rushing down a number of city centre streets.Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Government yesterday committed to providing a further €15 million in emergency relief for severe weather damage as the country battened down fo(...)

The Victoria Cross: A total of 27 British soldiers who were born in what is now the Republic will receive the honour. The proposal is to erect the specially designed stones in their home towns on the centenary of the day in which the British army’s highest honour for bravery was won. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Every Irish-born soldier who won a Victoria Cross in the first World War is to have a paving stone erected in their honour paid for by the British gov(...)

Séamus McGuinness: “We found the assistance provided by Enterprise Ireland . . . invaluable”

Séamus McGuinness has had many jobs – accountant, psychiatric nurse and snooker hall manager. Publisher has perhaps been his most successful though. T(...)

ICSA president-elect Patrick Kent, giving his acceptance speech after the vote at the Heritage Hotel in Portlaoise last night.

Wexford farmer Patrick Kent was elected president of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association late last night after defeating the only other ca(...)

CIT has issued a statement in which its president, Dr Brendan Murphy, extended his sympathy and that of CIT staff and students to the late roofer’s family on their loss.

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have begun separate investigations after a man died in hospital last night following an incident duri(...)

Maureen Sullivan, at a press conference by Magdalene Survivors Together in June this year.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Patsy McGarryA woman who was one of the youngest in Ireland to have been put in a Magdalene laundry is to refuse any offer of compensation by the Stat(...)