The Electric Picnic takes place between Friday, August 29th and Sunday, August 31st at Stradbally, Co Laois. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Electric Picnic fans have been invited to participate in a five-star meal at this year’s festival in a fundraising event in aid of suicide prevention.(...)

Lake in Blanchardstown where a boy died after going with a friend to help another who got into difficulty while swimming. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A boy (13) has died after attempting to help a friend who had gotten into difficulties while swimming near an apartment complex in Dublin on Friday. R(...)

Garda sergeants and inspectors have made significant progress in their efforts to secure a range of industrial relations rights for gardaí

A cyclist was killed in a collision with a car in Co Waterford last night. The 32-year-old victim was taken to hospital following the incident at Ball(...)

Between now and September, a weekend will not pass without a festival or big music show of some stripe or other to tempt you with its wares. The bi(...)

Revellers at Electric Picnic 2013 in Stradbally, Co Laois. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

If you awoke Celine Dion violently in the middle of the night while wearing a balaclava, making threatening demands that she leave the country with yo(...)

A field is for sale in Stradbally, Co Laois. Nothing remarkable about that, you might say. Not until you hear that it stretches across 121 acres. T(...)

Jim Stanley looks on as Lydia Turley gives a kiss to his champion heifer at the launch of the National Ploughing Championships on the site in Ratheniska, Co Laois, yesterday. Photograph: Jeff Harvey/HR Photo

It’s always an anxious time when visitors are coming but what do you do when more than 180,000 people are due to invade your farm in three weeks? The (...)

Gardai said the death did not appear to be as a result of violence.

The young man who died at the Electric Picnic music festival has been named. Phil McConnell (20) from Malahide in Dublin had a pre-existing cardiac (...)

(Left-right) Fairie Mo, Claire Kehoe, Holly O’Sullivan, Felix Jellett with his dog Zippy and Lucy McCarron at the Electric Picnic Press Launch 2013. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The last time Electric Picnic sold out was in September 2008. Later that month Lehman Brothers in the US collapsed and, here, the Government issued th(...)

 Johnny Marr at the Academy last month. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

The Arctic Monkeys, Fatboy Slim and Bjork have been confirmed as the headliners for Electric Picnic. David Byrne, formerly of Talking He(...)