Barry Johnston (left) and Ed Davitt (right) have both announced their intention to run as independent candidates for the Seanad from abroad.

A second Irish person living abroad has announced he will run as a candidate in the Seanad election this year. Ed Davitt, a 35-year-old from Dublin (...)

Spring has sprung but premature ditching of hats and scarves would be unwise with cold conditions predicted until after the weekend with frost and icy patches most nights and the risk of sleet and snow. Photograph: Niamh Towey/The Irish Times

Spring has sprung but premature ditching of hats and scarves would be unwise with cold conditions predicted until after the weekend with frost and icy(...)

Michael Fitzmaurice speaking to Michael Early at his bar in Bushfield, Castleplunket, Co Roscommon. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Roscommon Town on a cold, wet and windy February afternoon is a bleak looking place. Behind the old 18th century jail that dominates the square at th(...)

 In Dublin, where demand for housing is strongest, new housing represented 16.9 per cent of all buildings under construction in the State. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

Turnover of Irish residential property is barely 50 per cent of what is considered “normal” in a healthy housing market. According to GeoDirectory, (...)

A touchingly rare display of cross-candidate praise in Dublin Bay South. Renua leader Lucinda Creighton was so taken by Mannix Flynn’s offering for t(...)

Mayo’s defeat to Cork last weekend was overshadowed somewhat by the controversy regarding Lee Keegan’s concussion at Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saturday (All matches 2pm unless stated) Allianz League Division One Mayo v Dublin, McHale Park, 7.0 – Viewed in a certain way it possibly suits(...)

A “very successful” concert was given at Slane Castle by Lady Conyngham’s younger children Gretta and Roderick Cameron in aid of comforts for the Leinster Regiments (aabove)

February 2nd, 1916 The Irish Times reports “much speculation” in London on expected new taxes coming in the spring budget. “It appears to be general(...)

Lines down at Turvey Avenue in Donabate, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

Western counties face another battering from high winds on Monday as Met Éireann warned Storm Henry would bring gusts as high as 130km/h. Several hu(...)

Windy Conditions in Dublin in 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for western counties with gusts as high as 130km/h expected with the arrival of Storm Henry Sunday(...)

Michelle Mulherin  TD:    she is seen as facing an uphill struggle in Co Mayo, which is dropping from a five-seater to a four-seater for this election. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fine Gael is planning to provide extra resources for candidates it believes are capturing public support ahead of the general election. Party strateg(...)