Emergency services try and clear a tree blocking the road near the Hellfire Club in Co Dublin on Tuesday evening.  Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade via Twitter 0:19

About 25,000 homes are expected to be without power overnight after Storm Barney battered the country with winds of up to 125km/h. The number of home(...)

Twins Shayna and Orlaith Teggart, pupils at St Hugh’s National School in Dowra,  with a proof of the cover of The Scrapbook of Regrets. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Temper tantrums, racist remarks and missed opportunities on the soccer field, are among the regrets shared by some of the GAA’s best known stars when(...)

At the launch of Operation Thor at Garda HQ are Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan, Deputy Garda Commissioner John Twomey and Gurchand Singh, head of the Garda analysis service. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

In the debate on the extent of rural crime, there are two versions of what is happening. The first is inspired by a number of terrible events that hav(...)

Since Bord na Móna was set up in 1933 as the Turf Development Board, many thousands of acres of raised bog in the midlands have been harvested for use(...)

A general view of the Bord na Mona Edenderry peat powered power station in Co Offaly. Photograph: PA

An Taisce has secured a court order overturning a planning permission for the continued operation of a Bord na Móna peat-powered power plant near Eden(...)

A witch from the Spirits of Meath Halloween festival. Photograph: Barry Cronin

With Halloween around the corner, it’s time to start making planning the weekend. Here is a quick selection of events that will entertain the whole fa(...)

Louis Tomlinson tweeted: “We’re so so sorry for what happened tonight, it was out of our control ! Lots of love to Liam and thank you for being so understanding !” Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

There is good news for disappointed One Direction fans. Tuesday night’s cancelled concert is to be rescheduled for Friday night. Both Wednesday and T(...)

The Macnas parade in Galway.

‘There are real live ghosts in there,” my five-year-old self screamed, running at full pelt from the basement of an historic Co Mayo house to the s(...)

Sean Dolan of Saint Rynagh’s with Stephen Connolly of Coolderry. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Coolderry 2-15 St Rynagh’s 1-16 Coolderry snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in a sensational finale to the Offaly senior hurling championship i(...)

A man in his early 20s has died after his 4x4 crashed in Co Offaly early on Sunday morning. The driver, who was alone in the vehicle, was fatally inj(...)