Annie West with ‘Prime Time’ presenter David McCullagh at the launch of Yeats in Love in the Yeats Building, Sligo.

Annie West developed a “loathing” for the poetry of WB Yeats at school and there was an element of “getting my own back” with her book Yeats in Love.(...)

   Plastic bottles, aluminium cans, cigarette butts, fishing litter such as ropes and nets and “sewage-related” litter such as cotton bud sticks are among the main items collected, an Taisce’s coastal programmes manager Annabel FitzGerald told the “Clean Coasts” symposium today in Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Cotton bud sticks and baby wipes are still among the top ten marine polluters found during coastal clean-ups, a marine litter conference hosted by An (...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD speaks to reporters  at Government Buildings this morning before a Cabinet meeting. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There will be two special Cabinet meetings to discuss water charges before the new regime is announced tomorrow afternoon.The first meeting will take (...)

University Hospital Galway: one of the Saolta group of hospitals, along with Mayo General Hospital, Sligo Regional Hospital, Roscommon Hospital and Letterkenny General Hospital. Photograph: Eric Luke

The HSE has directed its internal audit unit to review the circumstances of how a private company won a contract to install critical quality and safe(...)

A small group of anti-water charges protesters surrounded the Taoiseach’s car, kicking and banging it with placards, while one man who climbed on the bonnet had to be pulled away by gardaí.  Photo: James Connolly / PicSell

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s car was attacked and blocked during tense scenes in Sligo this evening.A small group of anti-water charges protesters surrounde(...)

A 19-year-old man and an 82-year-old woman were killed in separate incidents in Roscommon and Limerick yesterday.

A 19-year-old man and an 82-year-old woman were killed in separate incidents in Roscommon and Limerick yesterday.The man was killed when the car in wh(...)

Varde Partners is in negotiations with Lloyds Bank to buy the Spectrum portfolio of shopping centres. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty Images
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US investment fund Varde Partners is in exclusive negotiations with Lloyds Bank to buy the Spectrum portfolio of shopping centres, reports the (...)

 Met Éireann has issued a status orange rainfall warning for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath and Monaghan.   Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Met Éireann has issued a status orange rainfall warning, its second most serious category, for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath and Monaghan. Fl(...)

Areas where there has been a delay in installing meters Sligo: Sea Road Clare: Killaloe; Parteen; Meelock Limerick: Westbury; Corbally; St La(...)

ÁINE McMAHON The Injuries Board has said a recent increase in accidents in the workplace is likely to be due to the upturn in the economy. The board y(...)