Go Walk Mullaghmeen, Co Westmeath Map: Ordnance Survey. Discovery Series Sheet 41 Start and finish: The ca(...)

Victor Connell in his home in Co Longford. After his accident 10 years ago, the local community rallied around Victor and gave their time and money in the building of his home. “I knew almost everybody who worked on it,” he says. Photograph: Alan Betson

The hooker is careering through his bungalow hitting doors open with the front plates of his chair. The doors flap in and then out behind him creat(...)

A walk commemorating 1,490 people who walked to Dublin to take a ship to Canada during the Famine will be completed on Wednesday at the Jeannie Johnson tall ship (above) at Custom House Quay. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A group of people from Strokestown, Co Roscommon will complete a 155km commemorative walk to Dublin on Wednesday afternoon in honour of the 1,490 peop(...)

Ireland’s 136 identified bathing waters now have to meet standards almost twice as strict as those which previously applied. Three-quarters of Irish bathing waters qualified for the new classification of “excellent’’ quality. File photograph:  Thinkstock/Getty Images

A total of 94 per cent of Irish bathing waters are meeting stricter new EU standards, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said.“Overall, the(...)

The dead sea eagle found in her nest only weeks before laying eggs. It’s the 13th poisoning to have occurred since the birds were reintroduced to Connemara

A white-tailed eagle who was just about to lay several eggs died of poisoning at her nest site in Connemara, according to toxicology test results.The (...)

Judge Hughes said was noting John Joe Nevin’s non-appearance in court. Photograph: Inpho

Olympic boxing silver medallist, John Joe Nevin has been told by a judge that he will receive “no extra privileges” from his court.The Irish boxer, wh(...)

Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin has been barred from every pub in Co Westmeath pending a court case following a brawl outside a bar earlier this week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin has been barred from every pub in Co Westmeath pending a court case following a brawl outside a bar earlier th(...)

A Co Limerick cattle dealer has been restrained by the High Court from slaughtering , selling or disposing in any way of 82 cattle claimed to be the property of a Co Westmeath livestock exporter. File photograph: Getty Images.

A Co Limerick cattle dealer has been restrained by the High Court from slaughtering , selling or disposing in any way of 82 cattle claimed to be the (...)

Dr Wilfrid Hoover accused the hospital of “dilly-dallying” in carrying out an internal review into the death of Co Westmeath woman Ellen Devery-Allen in December 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A coroner has identified shortcomings in the record-keeping of doctors at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe but said he didn’t think there was any l(...)

The remains of a man were discovered in a nearby field by a farmer on Wednesday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

A man found dead in a Co Kildare field on Wednesday has been identified by gardaí as 20-year-old Silvestras Stoskus, who was reported missing over (...)