The scene at a disused factory on the Cannery road in Carlow town on Saturday night. Photograph: Dermot O’Brien

Unitds of the fire brigade remain at the scene of a fire at a disused factory in Carlow town after a fire broke out at 4.30pm on Saturday. The fire ha(...)

Fire at Hadden’s department store in 1984 changed the centre of the town, thankfully there were no fatalaties

What started life as an attic clear-out and developed as a popular online presence has now been crystallised as a book for anyone with an interest in(...)

The Shaws chain has 16 stores, mostly in regional locations. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Two of the main companies in the business empire of the family behind Shaws department stores had combined sales of close to €40 million in the year t(...)

At least two referendums will be held in May 2015, the Cabinet decided today.

The Cabinet today agreed that a number of referendums, including one on same-sex marriage , will be held in May next year. The polls expected to be he(...)

Gardaí are holding six men in the south east in raids on drug laboratories that were believed to be making an ecstasy-style substance sold in head shops as ‘super coke’.

Gardaí are questioning six men after a series of coordinated raids in the south east linked to the discovery of back street laboratories where drugs w(...)

Getting the recipe right in the feeding pens brings results: 10 per cent more milk produced, 10 per cent less food needed; a roughly similar reduction in the amount of methane coming from each cow

Cows are boring creatures, preferring the same food every day, mixed in the same way. The secret to feeding them, however, is far from simple, says Ge(...)

A still from the RTÉ Prime Time programme about conditions in the  Áras Attracta facility in Co Mayo

The litany of abuses revealed in Irish society over recent years, including that at Swinford’s Áras Attracta broadcast on Prime Time last Tuesday nigh(...)

Hugo Jellett (left) and Turtle Bunbury. Photograph: Eric Luke

Hugo Jellett is director of Carlow Arts Festival and its sister events, The Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas and the History Festival of (...)

From left: Jonathan Corrie’s former partner Catherine McNeill, their daughter Natasha and their son Nathan speaking during an interview on RTÉ television on Thursday night. Photograph: Courtesy RTÉ 0:24

Jonathan Corrie’s adoptive parents bought him two houses in succession but he sold both, the retired Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin Very Rev(...)

Jonathan Corrie, who died in a Dublin city-centre doorway, was a “quiet, well-mannered young man”, according to those who knew him as a teenager in Kilkenny 2:21

Jonathan Corrie (43), who died in a Dublin city-centre doorway, was a “quiet, well-mannered young man”, according to those who knew him as a teenager(...)