Narcissus ‘Rip van Winkle’. Photograph: Richard Johnston

As gardeners, we may occasionally grumble about Ireland’s cool, damp climate but oh, how our daffodils adore it: everywhere I looked this week, I see(...)

Richard Lally with Dr Rosemary O’Hara at Carlow IT’s enviroCORE (Centre of Research and Enterprise in BioEnvironmental Technologies) research centre

Dublin Institute of Technology Top five courses: 1. MSc in Marketing 2. MSc in Strategic Management 3. MSc in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance &(...)

A woman who expressed suicidal thoughts, and was twice admitted to a psychiatric unit at Lettekenny General Hospital (pictured), died by drowning hours after she was allowed leave the hospital, an inquest has heard. Photograph: Google Streetview.

The family of a woman died by suicide after being allowed to leave the psychiatric unit of Letterkenny General Hospital, said she had been failed by (...)

Fianna Fáil’s Eamon Scanlon.

Fianna Fáil has won two seats in the Sligo-Leitrim constituency where in the last election they took none. Senator Marc MacSharry topped the poll an(...)

Church of Ireland  Archbishop of Dublin  Michael Jackson: “The geography and the tradition from which I come is one of dissent.” File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The following is the full text of a speech delivered by Michael Jackson, archbishop of Dublin, launching Dublin City University’s 1916 centenary progr(...)

Bríd Smith (right) of People Before Profit canvassing  a resident, Kathleen Hanafin, at a halting site at Labre Park, Ballyfermot, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Kathleen Hanafin, a Traveller woman in her 50s, will vote for the first time on Friday. A resident of Labre Park housing site in Ballyfermot, Dublin s(...)

Teachers at Newpark Comprehensive, Blackrock, Co Dublin, picket outside the school over planned junior cycle reforms last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was supposed to herald a new dawn in Irish education, training young people to think creatively and critically. Now, with one teacher union refusi(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin on the campaign trail in Killarney, Co Kerry, with one of the party’s candidates, Cllr Norma Foley. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

The winter storms have taken their toll. Near Rosscahill on the Lakes of Killarney, half a dozen rowing boats have sunk in the water, only their prows(...)

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission is investigating after a  woman died and four people, including two children, were injured in a   car crash in Co Westmeath involving an off-duty garda.  Photograph: Collins.

A woman has died and four people, including two children, have been hospitalised after a car crash in Co Westmeath involving an off-duty garda in the (...)

Noelle Middleton pictured on the set of the film A Yank in Ermine. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

Noelle Middleton, who has died aged 89, was a well-known Irish actor and BBC presenter in London in the 1950s who returned to her native Sligo in the (...)