The cuts have been uneven, varying hugely between Tullamore and Galway. Photograph: Getty Images

There is a saying that a nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest and most vulnerable members. This reflects poorly on our governme(...)

A raid on a Co Carlow farm in April saw 362 animals rescued. There was a large range of breeds seized including huskies, cocker spaniels, Yorkshire Terriers and Shih Tzus.

Three people have been arrested after a raid of Co Carlow puppy farm in April which saw 362 animals rescued. Gardaí said a man and two women, all age(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said the leadership of both institutions have put forward an ambitious vision for a new type of institution. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The southeast could qualify for a Technological University within three years but only if “mutual trust” is rebuilt between merging institutions, a re(...)

Lisnavagh House, Rathvilly, Co Carlow caters for weddings, but also  for yoga and sleep retreats

When Emily Bunbury’s husband William proposed to her, she slept on it before saying yes. Accepting his proposal wouldn’t just mean marrying him, but t(...)

‘The tulip lady’: Welsh-born writer and author Anna Pavord

Mention the Welsh-born writer and author Anna Pavord’s name to any book-loving gardener and almost inevitably they will say “Ahh, the tulip lady”. (...)

Mental Health Commission’s report follows concerns over deaths and governance issues in the Carlow/Kilkenny and South Tipperary. Photograph: Getty Images

Proper assessments might have alerted staff to the risks facing up to 13 people who went on to die by apparent suicide, the State’s watchdog(...)

Mairead (28) and Richard (30), both from Graignamanagh, Co Kilkenny, met as teenagers. “Richard was around our house a lot hanging out with my (...)

Rev Dr William O’Neill, who  had been author of Presbyterian Notes for The Irish Times since 1960.  Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

His name is Bill O’Neill and at the end of last month he finished writing for The Irish Times after 55 years. Is this a record? He had been author of(...)

‘EBS said we have other options. What do they want us to do, rob a bank?’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

A reader contacted us recently in a distressed state asking if it is “permissible to be contacted twice monthly by phone and by letter by your mort(...)

            This year we have changed the categories slightly and added etailers and market stalls. We’re also mi(...)