Gardaí Ronan Coffey said gardaí were transporting Paul Byrne from Longford to Cloverhill Prison, but had to take a detour to Ballyfermot Garda Station.

A man has been jailed for three years for his involvement in a plan to ambush a garda car and free a prisoner.Lee King, (27), of no fixed abode, plead(...)

Longford Town’s David O’Sullivan: scored twice against Limerick FC to secure Airtricity Premier League draw at Jackman Park. Photograph: Inpho

Limerick FC 2 Longford Town 2 Longford Town twice came from behind to draw with Limerick at Jackman Park and had the better chances to win the(...)

The number of awards was up by 16 per cent, from 10,656 to 12,420. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA

The amount paid out by the Injuries Board increased by 15 per cent last year from €243.5 million to €281 million. The number of awards was up by 16 pe(...)

Met Éireann says this morning’s fog and frost will clear, with sunny spells and dry conditions expected later on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Met Éireann predicts that this morning’s fog and frost will clear by the afternoon, with sunny spells and dry conditions expected.The forecaster says (...)

Longford 1-12 Waterford 1-10 Longford survived a late Waterford rally to move level on points with Offaly at the top of the Division Four table(...)

Tyrone’s Seán Cavannagh and Dublin’s Eoghan O’Gara will again do battle at Croke Park in their Division One encounter. Photograph: Inpho

Today Matches at 7.0 unless stated Division One Dublin v Tyrone, Croke Park – Mickey Harte’s more defensive alignment has raised eyebrows and th(...)

The secondman charged with the shooting will appear in court in Omagh, Co Tyrone on Saturday.

A second man has been charged with shooting dead a grandfather outside a family wedding.Bernard McGinley was shot close to a church in rural Co Ferman(...)

 Snow is seen at Glencullen in the Dublin mountains from earlier this year. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 0:21

Weather forecasts left the country braced for widespread snowfall overnight, much of it determined to stick around. Whatever individual counties wa(...)

GAA director general Paraic Duffy, outgoing president Liam O’Neill and new president Aogán Ó Fearghail. Photo: Inpho/Andrew Paton

GAA officials expressed themselves happy with the weekend’s annual congress, held in the Slieve Russell Hotel in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan. The most sig(...)

A 27-year-old man has died after his car crashed into a pole near the village of Legan, Co Longford, at about 11.10pm on Friday night

A 27-year-old man has died after his car crashed into a pole near the village of Legan, Co Longford, at about 11.10pm on Friday night. He was pronounc(...)