Margaret Burke (49) suffered fatal injuries on Saturday after she was struck by a car while out walking in Castlebar.  She was taken to Mayo General Hospital (above) but was later pronounced dead. Photo: Keith Heneghan.

Four people died over the weekend in what was one of the worst for deaths on Irish roads so far this year.The deaths occurred in Mayo, Cork, Longford(...)

St Mel’s Cathedral pictured in 1967. Photograph: Getty Images.

President Michael D Higgins, his wife, Sabina, the Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin, and retired Catholic primate, Cardinal Seán Brady, were(...)

Priests meeting parishioners outside Saint Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Mass goers at Dublin’s Pro Cathedral on Sunday proved a modest lot when stopped at random to discuss next Friday’s same sex referendum. Not many had r(...)

The 36-year-old man was seriously injured after a car and a minibus collided at about 11.10pm on the main Dublin to Longford road.

A man has died after a collision between a car and a minibus on the N4 in Edgeworthstown, Co Longford on Saturday night. The 36-year-old man wa(...)

The Táin March is a brilliantly barmy event recreating Queen Maeve’s pillage of her neighbour’s bull as told in the 7th century saga, the Táin Bó C(...)

 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Mr Ryan has criticised the ESB following the news that it is to retain two major turf-fired power plants after 2019, despite expectations that the plants would close during that year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The ESB is planning to retain its two major turf-fired electricity generation plants in the midlands after 2019, despite expectations that they would (...)

Data compiled by the Department of the Environment shows that Government funding for local authority housing has fallen by €35 million since 2012. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Government funding for local authority housing has fallen by €35 million since 2012, new statistics show.Data compiled by the Department of the Envir(...)

The family of the late Brian Lenihan has strongly criticised Jean Claude Trichet for comments he made about the former Minister for Finance. Mary O’Rourke (above) said she believed Mr Lenihan’s version of events over that of the former European Central Bank President.

The family of the late Brian Lenihan has strongly criticised Jean Claude Trichet for comments he made about the former Minister for Finance.Mary O’Rou(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Escaping the city to commune with nature is not a new concept. Since the dawn of time people have withdrawn from society to live a simpler life. In(...)