Pictured are (left to right) Pat O’Doherty, CEO, ESB; Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White;  Taoiseach Enda Kenny; Sean Atkinson CEO, SIRO; and Anne O’Leary, CEO, Vodafone at the launch of SIRO.

Bandwidth-hungry businesses and consumers around the country received welcome news recently with the launch of Siro, the new joint venture between ESB(...)

Dare I say that summer is here? As our temperatures tip over 20 degrees, reaching dizzying heights of 23 degrees this week, our culinary choices ca(...)

Teenagers jump into the sea at the Forty Foot in Dublin during a spell of good weather in June. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Dublin had its driest June for 40 years, according to Met Éireann’s latest weather forecast. The station at the Phoenix Park recorded just 11.5mms o(...)

Notices requiring immediate action on unsafe practices at the HSE-run Cregg House centre for people with intellectual disabilities in Co Sligo have not been acted on, the State’s health watchdog has said. Image: Google Streetview.

Notices requiring immediate action on unsafe practices at a HSE-run centre for people with intellectual disabilities in Co Sligo have not been acted o(...)

Some members of the crews taking part in a circumnavigation of Ireland to raise awareness of sailing for people with disabilities. Front row: Gary Crothers (skipper of yacht Kind of Blue and committee member of Foyle Sailability. He lost the use of his left arm after a car crash) and Aideen Corr (Kind of Blue crew and Foyle Sailability committee member who has Parkinson’s disease). Back row, from left: Ken Curry (Kind of Blue crew), Luke Farren (Dream Machine crew), George McCormick (Dream Machine skipper), Kim Banks (Aaraura crew) and Vicki Smith (Aaraura crew). Photograph: Trevor McBride

Sailors of varying levels of ability are taking part in a circumnavigation of Ireland from Greencastle, Co Donegal, to raise awareness of sailing for (...)

The dried seaweed springs back to life when brewed in hot water, which draws out a concentrated cocktail of minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and amino acids perfect for hydrating and softening skin that’s more likely to be on show for summer

Mark and Kira Walton were living in Dublin nine years ago when they decided to trade in their “good” corporate jobs and sitting in traffic for the (...)

A woman has died after the car she was driving collided with a truck in Convoy, Co Donegal.

A woman has died after the car she was driving collided with a truck in Convoy, Co Donegal. The woman, said to be in her late 20s, was driving along (...)

The Apple logo. A group of Galway residents have objected to the planned location of a new Apple data centre near Athenry. File photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Apple has chosen the “wrong site” for its proposed €850 million data centre near Athenry, Co Galway, according to a group of residents who have object(...)

One of the cannons uncovered at Streedagh, Co Sligo, from the wreck of the Spanish Armada ship La Juliana, which sank in 1588. Photograph: Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht/PA

Two 16th-century cannons in extraordinarily good condition have been recovered by underwater archaeologists from the Spanish Armada wreck site off (...)

Cannon dating from 1588 uncovered in excellent condition   at Streedagh, Co Sligo, from the wreck of the Spanish Armada ship, ‘La Juliana’. Photograph: Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht/PA Wire

Severe winter storms over the last two years are believed to have led to the recent discovery of relics from the Spanish Armada off the Irish coast. (...)