Computer screens display the Facebook sign-in screen in this photo illustration. Approval to build a data centre campus in two phases over 10 years in Clonee has been granted

Facebook’s €200 million data centre planned for Clonee in Co Meath has been granted planning permission by Meath County Council. The social med(...)

Team Ireland’s Laura Reynolds, a member of Blue Dolphins Special Olympics Club, from Kilbride, Co Wicklow, is tackled by Ana Guadalup Bollo, SO Ecuador, during the SO Ecuador v SO Ireland qualifier basketball game at the Galen Center. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Team Ireland has won a further seven medals at the 2015 Special Olympics in Los Angeles, bringing to 22 the number of medal’s secured by the Irish tea(...)

Suzanne Burke, Athenry, Caithríona King, Cotofin, and Cathy Dillon, Athrenry, at the Galway Races on Tuesday evening. Photograph: The Irish Times

The big race on day two at Galway was won, interestingly, by a filly called Hint of a Tint. In certain west of Ireland accents, a tint is temporary re(...)

A former Christian Brother and teacher has been jailed for 12 months after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two boys in a Cork school in the 1970s and 1980s.

A former Christian Brother and teacher has been jailed for 12 months after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two boys in a Cork school in the 1(...)

Wind turbines: An extensive wind farm project has been planned for Emlagh, near Kells, in Co Meath. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A Meath engineer has been granted leave to appeal the High Court rejection of his challenge last month to the decision-making process in relation to a(...)

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(...)

Colm McFadden, seen here in action against Derry in the Ulster semi-final, is playing his best football since Donegal’s All-Ireland win. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

In the space of a few years these counties have passed milestones in Ulster football. Monaghan are in a third successive final for the first time in (...)

Stephen Wheeler, managing director of SSE Airtricity. “Our model can’t just be about selling electricity, it’s actually providing an essential service to our customers.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

SSE Airtricity is on course to building the biggest wind farm in the State. The local subsidiary of British utility, Scottish and Southern Energy, (...)

Engineer Alan (37), from Oldcastle, Co Meath, and nurse Audrey (39), from Mullingar, have been together for 12 years after meeting through Audrey’s(...)

Cracks in the outer wall of a house affected by pyrite. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The keys have been handed over to the owners of some of the first houses repaired under the Government’s €10 million pyrite resolution scheme. Residen(...)