Maureen Smith with her son Seán and grandson Noah (12) in Sandymount, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Maureen Smith, 77 Growing up in Farney Park in Sandymount, Dublin 4, the street was Maureen Smith’s playground. “In winter, I was roller-skating all o(...)

Fianna Fáil Councillor Ivan Connaughton said:  “There will be people who will not be happy with my decision, but I have do what is in the best interest for the people of Roscommon and the people of Galway.”

Fianna Fáil Councillor Ivan Connaughton is considering running as an Independent in the next general election. Mr Connaughton, who ran for the party i(...)

University Hospital Galway: Ray Walsh was found dead in the grounds of a Galway school eight days after leaving the hospital’s psychiatric unit. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The sister of a Galway man whose body was found eight days after he had been reported missing from University Hospital Galway’s (UHG) psychiatric unit(...)

In 2000, Kathleen Snavely donated $1 million to Syracuse University’s school of management in memory of her first husband. Photograph: Syracuse University archives

Kathleen Snavely February 16th, 1902 - July 6th, 2015 113 years, 140 days Kathleen Snavely (née Hayes) was born in Feakle, Co Clare. Her father was (...)

When I think of the 35-foot, non-ocean going, cabin-cruiser that has shared a third of my life, my heart should soar. The vision should be of meand(...)

A drumming performance at “the best undiscovered festival in Ireland” - we’re not telling you where it’s on. Probably.

Shh!! It has already been described as “the best undiscovered festival in Ireland”, though only two years old. There’s more: “From top music acts, dr(...)

Kilronan Castle in  Co Roscommon.

A bride’s father collapsed and died on her wedding day, an inquest had heard. The tragedy occurred at Kilronan Castle in Keadue, Co Roscommon. Sean Mc(...)

Seventeen food safety enforcement orders were issued against various premises in July, the third highest number ever distributed in one month during t(...)

The number of deaths among cyclists on our roads more than doubled last year, up from five to 12. Photograph: The Irish Times

Every year thousands of collisions take place on our roads. Every one reported to gardaí is classified as fatal, serious or minor, along with details(...)

The traffic collision findings are contained in data compiled by the Garda and sent to the Road Safety Authority. Photograph: Getty Images 3:11

Summer is the most most dangerous time of the year to be on Irish roads, an analysis of traffic collision data over recent years shows. Between 2010 a(...)