Rose of Tralee compere Dáithí Ó Sé  enjoys the event’s launch with contestants at RTÉ. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s nearing the end of another soggy Irish summer which can only mean one thing - the Rose of Tralee is close at hand. There is an autumnal chill cre(...)

A Dublin Fire Brigade spokesman said there were gas cylinders at the site of the warehouse in Farran’s Lane and heavy smoke was visible in the area. Photograph: The Irish Times

Firefighters from Swords, Skerries and Balbriggan have brought a fire at a warehouse under control in Rush, Co Dublin tonight. A Dublin Fire Brigade s(...)

Brian Doyle in the hotel room he and his family have been living in since last October. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Brian and Sandra Doyle and their children, Thomas (8) and Nathan (17) have been living in a hotel room near Dublin Airport since October. Until mid-2(...)

A former deputy head of security at Croke Park who stole seven booklets of premium GAA season tickets in an effort to pay off his son’s debt has avoided jail. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A former deputy head of security at Croke Park who stole seven booklets of premium GAA season tickets in an effort to pay off his son’s debt has avoid(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: appointed David Leach, one of Eamon Gilmore’s key lieutenants, to a key role in the Labour Party.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has appointed one of Eamon Gilmore’s key lieutenants to the most senior full time position within Labour, with a focus on electio(...)

Joseph McGrath (58), Johnstown, Navan, Co Meath, sued Fingal County Council after being injured in a slip on the pier in Rush on July 27th, 2009. Photograph: Collins.

A man who slipped on algae on the steps of a Co Dublin pier as he was about to go for a swim has been awarded €59,050 damages at the High Court(...)

A bid to secure the sale of a nursing home in Co Tipperary at the centre of a legal row could ultimately result in a ¤1.9 million judgment order obtained last year against the Minister for Health James Reilly  being discharged. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

MARY CAROLAN A bid to secure the sale of a nursing home in Co Tipperary at the centre of a legal row could ultimately result in a €1.9 million judgmen(...)

During Easter Week Liam Gavin's local Tesco in Rush, Co Dublin had a special offer on Cadbury's Crème Chocolate Egg Easter Eggs. “At just € 1.5(...)