The number of Dáil seats has been cut from 166 to 158 and the number of constituencies from 43 to 40. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Big changes in the shape and size of many Dáil constituencies have changed the electoral map of Ireland since the last general election. Th(...)

Passenger levels of Dart services specifically have increased by 8 per cent in 2015.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Dublin’s Dart passengers face longer journeys from next year under plans from Iarnród Éireann to add more trains to the line. Dart services are to be (...)

Loretto Lambe, disability campaigner. Photograph: Peter Boardman FPIBB

Loretto Lambe, who has died aged 72, was founder and chief executive of the profound disability charity Promoting a More Inclusive Society (Pamis). As(...)

ESB staff work to repair damaged power lines after a large tree was blown down on Military Road in Ballybrack, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

More than 200 homes and businesses remained without power on Thursday morning following Storm Barney which hit Ireland on Tuesday night. About 45,000(...)

Creevy pier in Donegal Bay:  about one in five businesses in Donegal is related to tourism. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

At least €125 million of the €250 million total the Government proposes spending on tourism should be ringfenced for the west of Ireland, a leading i(...)

Michael Paul Gallagher SJ: ‘the way you keep your promises changes through life.’

Michael Paul Gallagher, who has died aged 76, was an eminent Jesuit theologian, lecturer and writer. He was one of the most seminal thinkers in Irish(...)

Heavy rain and blustery weather at the docklands in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Met Eireann has lifted its status orange weather warning as Storm Abigail - the first officially named storm in both Ireland and the UK - has moved aw(...)

190 hours of video footage was filmed covertly in November, 2014 in Bungalow 3 of the Áras Attracta complex in Swinford, Co Mayo

One of six HSE employees who featured in undercover video footage shot for RTÉ’s Primetime is to plead guilty to three charges of assault on elderly r(...)

A heat map shows a swell along the west coast where winds could reach speeds of up to 120km per hour on Thursday. Photograph:

Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for counties along the west coast, where winds could reach speeds of up to 120km per hour on Thurs(...)

A weather warning is in place for western and northwestern coastal counties until 9am on Monday.

Met Éireann has issued a wind warning for the west coast with gusts of up to 100km/h expected. The warning for counties Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, (...)