Explorer Ernest Shackleton seen in Antarctica in 1909. He made three expeditions to the Antarctic, but is best known for the ‘Endurance’ expedition of 1914-1916 when the ship became trapped in the ice and Shackleton and five colleagues made an epic journey to South Georgia to seek rescue. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland should “reclaim Ernest Shackleton as an Irish hero” by erecting a monument to him in the country of his birth, according the author of a new b(...)

A Dunnes Stores worker who injured her lower back while loading a trolley with heavy boxes has been awarded €85,000 by the High Court. Photograph: The Irish Times

A Dunnes Stores worker who injured her lower back while loading a trolley with heavy boxes has been awarded €85,000 by the High Court. Mr Justice Anth(...)

Four men left the hotel in a red Peugeot  206 after an aggrevated burglary in Co Kildare. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times.

A 40-year-old man is due to appear before Kilcock District Court on Tuesday after an aggravated burglary at a hotel in Athy.Four masked men armed with(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe said: “I am committed to the tendering of 10 per cent of bus routes.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Minister for Transport has again given his support to controversial plans to put out to tender a number of routes traditionally operatedby Dublin (...)

Dom Peter Garvey, who has died aged 77, was a former abbot of Bolton Abbey, near Moone, in Co Kildare. He also had the distinction of serving for two (...)

Protestors at the anti-water charges protest in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times 3:24

In Ireland it was the story of the day but the anti-water charges protests in Dublin sparked coverage across the world. Comments from readers under in(...)

A woman who died when she was hit by a car in Co Kildare yesterday was one of two pedestrians killed on the roads.

A woman has died after she was hit by a car in Co Kildare.She was pronounced dead at the scene at Moyvalley at about 5.45pm on Wednesday, a Garda spok(...)

On tap: John Carter from Drogheda, Co Louth, who was among the tens of thousands at the water protest in Dublin.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The revolution arrived at lunchtime, and if it didn’t quite manage to park the tanks on Leinster Lawn, it rolled them up within earshot of the corr(...)

Green Line Luas was disrupted by a car on the track near Charlemont station. Photograph: Paul O’Neill/The Irish Times

Luas operations have resumed following a blockage on the Green Line track near Charlemont station.A car had driven along the Green Line tracks, blocki(...)

 Protesters at the anti-water charges rally at Merrion Square, Dublin, on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hundreds of uniformed gardaí and their colleagues from the Public Order Unit locked down Dáil Éireann and Government Buildings in Dublin city on Wedne(...)