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. T(...)

These first 22 modular homes are to be on a pilot basis with another 128 to follow shortly after under a fast-tracked procurement process. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Work undertaken by a Northern Ireland construction company, which has been awarded the contract to provide modular housing for homeless families in Du(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Joan Burton, Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar with Samuel Ogunbe (6)  at Scoil Bhríde, Blanchardstown. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The long-term use of prefabs in schools will end under a new school building programme, Ministers have pledged. Hundreds of new building pro(...)

A man has appeared before Longford District Court charged with the murder of Brigid Maguire. Photograph: Facebook

A man appeared at a sitting of Longford District Court on Tuesday afternoon charged in connection with the death of Brigid Maguire in Ballynacargy las(...)

Emergency services try and clear a tree blocking the road near the Hellfire Club in Co Dublin on Tuesday evening.  Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade via Twitter

About 25,000 homes are expected to be without power overnight after Storm Barney battered the country with winds of up to 125km/h. The number of home(...)

Marie Greene’s mother, Winnie Greene, her nephew Peter McDonagh, and sister, Teresa Greene, at the Central Criminal Court after Jimmy Devaney was sentenced to eight years in prison. Photograph: Collins

A retired member of the defence forces has been jailed for eight years at the Central Criminal Court for killing a woman whose body was found in a bog(...)

Brigid Maguire (43), a mother-of-two, was found in her home in Mullingar, Co Westmeath on Saturday evening. Photograph: Facebook

A woman whose body was found in her home in Mullingar, Co Westmeath on Saturday evening has been named as Brigid Maguire. Ms Maguire (43), a mother-o(...)

Ballynacargy, Co Westmeath, where the body of a woman in her 40s was discovered on Saturday night. File photograph: Google Street View

Gardaí are awaiting the results of a postmortem on the body of a Co Westmeath woman who was found dead in a house in Ballynacargy, near Mullingar, on (...)

Killarney Legion’s James O’Donoghue celebrates James O’Sullivan’s equalising point against South Kerry in last week’s drawn Kerry SFC final. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Matches Sunday at 2.0 unless stated Munster club SFC semi-finals Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) v Miltown Malbay (Clare), Clonmel Sportsfield (...)

In the High Court, Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley ruled there was no adequate evidence to support Bridget “Queenie” Lynn’s undue influence claim. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A widow has lost a High Court action claiming the family farm was transferred under duress in 2008 to her son, a former county footballer, who died th(...)