Connect, the out-of-hours phone service for abuse survivors, has found the most prevalent setting for abuse is within the family.The organisation said(...)

A number of houses in the Edgeworthstown area were evacuated today after a suspect device was discovered by gardaí.

A viable explosive device was discovered at a home in Co Longford this afternoon. The Defence Forces were called to the scene in Edgeworthstown after (...)

Irish soccer manager Martin O’Neill attended the FAI Cup draw in Mullingar. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has expressed the hope that a number of younger players will make their presence felt at senior level by th(...)

A three-judge Supreme Court today dismissed the appeal by Usaman Ahmed against the High Court’s dismissal of his case against Longford Town Council over an incident in May 2009 at a children’s public playground in Longford town.  Photograph: Reuters

A young boy who sued for damages over arm injuries suffered after he fell off a swing in a playground has lost his appeal against the rejection of his(...)

Four men are due in court in Longford over a cannabis seizure at a house in Granard yesterday.

Four men are due in court in Longford after gardaí seized cannabis plants worth an estimated €94,000 at a house in Granard. Members of the Roscommon-(...)

Áth Cliath or Gach Áit Eile? Do our views on what is right and natural change from the perspective of where we live? Photograph: Eric Luke

An entertaining sideshow of the elections was the stunned reaction of some Dublin media to the patchiness of rural broadband. Nearing midnight at a Co(...)

Old Wesley, one of four rugby clubs to receive the maximum €200,000 grant.

It’s two years since the Government last divvied up in terms of the Sports Capital Programme, where grants are made to sports clubs and local communi(...)

Gardaí are continuing their appeal for witnesses to the car crash, which took place on the N4 just outside Mullingar on Saturday morning. Photograph: Frank Miller

Tributes have been paid to four members of the Nigerian community in Longford who were killed in a car crash in Co Westmeath last weekend. Fawny Aken(...)

 Armagh’s Ethan Rafferty and James Morgan put pressure on Conor McManus of Monaghan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Round two of the All-Ireland football qualifiers has thrown up another particularly tasty all-Ulster tie of Tyrone against the losers of the Monagh(...)

A mother who sexually exploited her young daughter has been handed a 14-year sentence. The west of Ireland woman (47), who cannot be named to prote(...)