The Easter Rising and its legacy is to be the theme of this year’s Irish Times debating competition Speaking at the launch of the competition at the (...)

Bernard Daly was found guilty of giving false information to the Revenue Commissioners in November 2003. Photograph: Collins

An application for bail pending appeal by one of three former Anglo Irish Bank officials jailed last July, has been rejected by the Court of Appeal. B(...)

European Commissioner for Rural Development Phil Hogan, centre, with Lucy O’Brien and Sean Atkinson, chief executive of Siro. photograph: photocall ireland

A rural community in Co Laois is benefiting from Ireland’s fastest commercial broadband service, thanks to an initiative by Vodafone-ESB joint venture(...)

The development of networks of maternity units needs to be fast-tracked, a report commissioned by the HSE from a UK health consultant recommends. File photograph: Getty Images

Smaller maternity units cannot operate in isolation and should share staff and facilities in order to provide sustainable services to their local popu(...)

Stormont culture minister Caral Ni Chuilin, Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister  Martin McGuinness and Minister for Heritage  Heather Humphreys  in Newry, Co Down at the  National Famine Commemoration ceremony. Photograph: Paul Faith.

The tragedy of a coffin ship which hit an iceberg and sank was recalled at the first National Famine Commemoration event to be held in Northern Irelan(...)

Traveller housing association Cena will deliver a four-bay halting site in Galway city. Photograph: The Irish Times

A new housing association, led by Travellers and dedicated to the provision of Traveller-specific accommodation, will provide new housing units in two(...)

Evan and his mother, Alacoque Cawley, with Max, at home in  Co Kildare. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Alacoque Cawley spent a year looking for a friend for her son. Evan had been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder when he was seven, and although A(...)

Down €1.1m:  Furness House, Naas, Co Kildare.  In March 2014 came on market asking €3.6m, now for sale at €2.5m

A look at some of the biggest asking price falls among properties for sale shows that seven of the top 10 drops in recent times were country homes and(...)

Michael Elliott, centre, winner of the inaugural Fingal  Small Boat Competition, with sponsor Ruairí Coleman, of Swords Angling Centre, and his daughter Leah and, left, Howth Sea Angling Club president Terry Doyle

The inaugural Fingal Small Boat Competition, which took place last Sunday, September 6th, from Howth, was a fantastic success, with all 30 anglers fro(...)

  Indulgent hotels Capture a castle in Mayo Ashford Castle is synonymous with luxury and now that new owners, the Tollman family, ha(...)