Brendan Hope (49), of Springfield Cottages, Mullingar, Co Westmeath, who is  charged with IRA membership, has been returned to custody after surrendering his bail at the Special Criminal Court. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Mullingar man charged with IRA membership has been returned to custody after surrendering his bail at the Special Criminal Court. Brendan Hope (49)(...)

  A spokesman for Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton said the free travel scheme would remain intact. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

State transport providers have privately sought the introduction of rush-hour travel restrictions for holders of free travel passes as part of a revie(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Centre Parcs UK chief executive Martin Dalby in Newcastle Woods during the announcement in April of 1,000 jobs for Co Longford with plans for a new Center Parcs in Ballymahon. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Leisure giant Center Parcs is to unveil a scale model of its proposed Irish development in Ballymahon, Co Longford next month. The €200 million Cent(...)

Kerry footballers celebrate their Munster final victory over Cork. The success of a small number of teams in provincial championships has sparked calls for  a two-tier system. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

After Kerry’s victory over Tyrone, one feature of the All-Ireland final has been confirmed: despite the back-door system, once again two provincial ch(...)

John Caulfield’s Cork City side will play Derry away in the quarter-finals of the FAI Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Cork City’s reward for their cup win over St Patrick’s Athletic is a trip to the Brandywell in mid-September with Peter Hutton’s side now standing bet(...)

Public sculpture is always divisive, and it tends to be even more so when it’s very large. For some years now, there has been a long-running scrap goi(...)

Kentucky Rose Emily Hughes   with Rose of Tralee host  Dáithí Ó Sé. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

A doctor, a cancer survivor, a cancer survivor who wants to become a doctor, and a PhD student were among the finalists in the first night of the Rose(...)

Former minister Mary O’Rourke: her son  Aengus O’Rourke had hoped to run, in the event of a three-candidate ticket. Photograph: Alan Betson

A decision by Fianna Fáil headquarters to operate a two-candidate strategy in the Longford-Westmeath constituency for the forthcoming general election(...)

County Limerick had the highest number of personal injury awards in the state for the last five years, according to Injuries Board Ireland

County Limerick had the highest number of personal injury awards in the state for the last five years, according to Injuries Board Ireland. Kilkenny (...)

Gardaí at Longford Garda station are investigating a serious single vehicle road traffic collision in Longford

Gardaí at Longford Garda station are investigating a serious single vehicle road traffic collision which occurred at Ferefad, Longford on Sunday. The (...)