Airfield at Dundrum will transform into Scarefield this evening and tomorrow for spooky stories and ghostly encounters for all the family. Photograph: Scarefield at Airfield Dundrum

Hullabaloo! Offaly’s Children’s Arts Festival Offaly’s 6th annual Hullabaloo children’s arts festival takes place this weekend in Birr and Clar(...)

Teams who were knocked out of the championship in June are allowed to return to collective training on November 15th. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Ah Jim Gavin, can’t beat him (unless you are Donegal) so you might as well join him. The line Gavin delivered, seemingly devoid of humour, moments a(...)

On Main Street, Belmullet, Co Mayo, are: AJ Reilly, owner of a hardware shop; Kevin Sheridan, a butcher on the street; Liam McAndrew, a draper; John Conroy of the fruit and veg shop; Paula Murphy, a florist; Breege O’Donoghue of An Builín Blasta; and Davy O’Donoghue and Dawn Barrett of O’Donoghue’s bakery. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Main Street, Belmullet, Co Mayo, is a street of the kind that used to be in almost every town and village in Ireland. It’s full of family-run busin(...)

A man being questioned about the abduction of 6-year-old Mary Boyle, who vanished in 1977, was tonight released from Garda custody without charge.

A man being questioned about the abduction of 6-year-old Mary Boyle, who vanished in 1977, was tonight released from Garda custody without charge.Gar(...)

Age progression of Mary Boyle who disappeared on March 18th, 1977,  near Ballyshannon in Co Donegal. The photo on the left shows Mary in 1977, while the photo on the right is what she might look like today. Photograph: Garda

The suspect arrested yesterday in relation to the disappearance of Mary Boyle in 1977 remains in Garda custody this morning. The man in his 60s was ar(...)

File picture of Ann Boyle at the spot in Ballyshannon, Donegal, where her daughter Mary  disappeared on March 18th, 1977. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

A man being questioned about the abduction and presumed murder of Mary Boyle in 1977 is a convicted serial sex offender due for release from prison ea(...)

Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo as strong gale force winds hit gusts of 120km/h overnight. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Many commuters experienced major delays this morning with rail and road users affected by the high winds caused by the remnants of Hurricane Gonzal(...)

 Niall Carew has been appointed Sligo manager.  Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Niall Carew has been officially ratified as the new Sligo senior football manager for 2015, his appointment confirmed at a county board tonight.Carew (...)

Garda Donal Maguire has been charged with  harassment. Photograph: Collins

A judge has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a garda charged with harassing a woman after the accused failed to appear for a court date. Gar(...)

 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(...)