In the first eight months of the year the number of new planning applications in Dublin increased by 35 per cent. There were also large increases in planning applications in Meath, Wicklow, Kerry, Clare and Cavan.

The recovery in the housing sector continues to gather momentum, according to newly published data. The National Housing Construction Index, co(...)

Garda alert is issued when there is a suspicion a child has been taken without consent.

There have been several Child Rescue Ireland (CRI) alerts issued by gardaí over recent years.The alert system was launched in May 2012. It is used wh(...)

Newly elected TD Michael Fitzmaurice pictured with Sinn Féin candidate, Martin Kenny. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Success came swiftly on Triple Crown Saturday but, in the time-honoured style of political coronations, Michael Fitzmaurice waited until the last minu(...)

It’s twilight and halfway on the road between Athleague village and Roscommon town, the old jeep pulls up and a massive man emerges from the passeng(...)

Clara Bog County Offaly.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Thirty years or more ago, if you drove north from Athlone, or anywhere in Roscommon or in northeast Galway, you did not have to go too far before comi(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin insists he will lead the party into the next general election, despite an Independent candidate from outside the (...)

The outcomes of the two Dáil byelections are bad news for Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin who were favourites to win throughout the campaigns. Cathal King (left) of Sinn Féin was expected to win in Dublin South West but was overcome Paul Murphy (right). A defeat for Fianna Fáil in Roscommon South-Leitrim  raises further questions about Micheál Martin (centre). Photographs: The Irish Times.

Since the first count was announced in Roscommon South West early this afternoon we knew how it was all going to pan out and the jolt that was in s(...)

Newly elected Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice (right) celebrates winning the Roscommon South Leitrim byelection with MEP Luke Ming Flanagan. Photograph: Brian Farrell.

Independent candidate Michael Fitzmaurice has beaten Fianna Fáil’s Ivan Connaughton to win the Roscomm-South Leitrim byelection. Following the surpris(...)

Glen Rovers’ Patrick Horgan: will take some watching by Sarsfields in the Cork county final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.  Photograph: Inpho.

Saturday Kerry SHC Final Replay – Lixnaw v Kilmoyley, Austin Stack Park, 4.0 - The drawn encounter was overshadowed by the attack on Paul Galvin by a (...)

Cllr Cathal King, Sinn Féin Dublin South West byelection candidate (right) canvassing in Tallaght. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Campaigners in both Dáil byelections being held today are anticipating a low turnout, with Fianna Fáil favourite to take one of the vacant seats and S(...)