Mayo’s defeat to Cork last weekend was overshadowed somewhat by the controversy regarding Lee Keegan’s concussion at Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saturday (All matches 2pm unless stated) Allianz League Division One Mayo v Dublin, McHale Park, 7.0 – Viewed in a certain way it possibly suits(...)

  Minister for Health Leo Varadkar:  “We are moving away from an ambulance service that is just about transporting people to hospital, to one which ensures that they are given emergency treatment by paramedics, both in their homes and at the roadside.”   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It will never be possible to have an ambulance, a squad car and fire engine at every crossroads, village and town, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar h(...)

Lines down at Turvey Avenue in Donabate, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

Western counties face another battering from high winds on Monday as Met Éireann warned Storm Henry would bring gusts as high as 130km/h. Several hu(...)

Windy Conditions in Dublin in 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for western counties with gusts as high as 130km/h expected with the arrival of Storm Henry Sunday(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald: his changes in the panel and backroom personnel  has raised optimism in the county. Photograph: Inpho

SATURDAY McKenna Cup final Derry v Tyrone, Athletic Grounds, 7.30 – Tyrone have been the driving force in this competition since it was resumed in(...)

The Dún Laoghaire baths are among the projects that will benefit from a new EU fund for Irish urban regeneration projects. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Some 19 towns and cities, previously designated as “gateways” and “hubs” under the National Spatial Strategy, are to benefit from a €40 million EU fun(...)

Fine Gael TD John Perry  canvassing in Sligo. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Scuttling around Sligo town in his pinstripes and polished brown shoes and speaking in his distinctive voice that sounds like an agitated bee captured(...)

Snowfall in Co Longford on Friday. Photograph: Tierna Dolan

Dozens of schools throughout the borders were closed on Friday following overnight snowfall and freezing temperatures. Many schools – including St N(...)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin: “Rarely did we get the attention of our national broadcaster and national media generally, yet we     had severe flooding that impacted across all of Monaghan  and in Cavan.”  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Terms of reference for the body to oversee the river Shannon will be published next week, the Taoiseach has said. Introducing the Shannon River Basin(...)

The IBTS said that flooding and other adverse weather conditions have had a negative impact on the supply of blood donations. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Flooding and other adverse weather conditions this winter have had a negative impact on the supply of blood donations, leading to a new appeal for don(...)