The cuts have been uneven, varying hugely between Tullamore and Galway. Photograph: Getty Images

There is a saying that a nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest and most vulnerable members. This reflects poorly on our governme(...)

The court heard that Zopitar Ltd, owned by Donegal Creameries plc, which bought the property  missed out on an opportunity to sell it to supermarket chain Lidl for almost €2 million.

A family of confectioners who came up with the “Emeralds” sweets brand were not entitled to assert rights of way over their former factory lands in Do(...)

 The  LÉ ‘Niamh’ with the  ‘Makayabella’ after she was seized by a boarding party who found 1,025 kgs of cocaine worth €290 million on board. Photograph: Defence Forces Ireland/PA Wire

A yacht at the centre of one of Ireland’s biggest drugs seizures has been viewed by up to 20 potential buyers ahead of being auctioned in Cork tomorro(...)

Locals are being asked not to visit the graveyard on the outskirts of Annagry while the exhumation takes place. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Mystery surrounds the exhumation of what it believed to be the remains of a child from a Co Donegal graveyard on Wednesday morning. Gardaí arrived at (...)

St Patrick’s Purgatory Lough Derg Island. Photograph: David Sleator

Lough Derg in Co Donegal is a unique place in the world of pilgrimage. It attracts people from all over the world, rich, poor, politicians, the powerf(...)

Messages of support are continuing to pour in for Derry footballer Aaron Devlin who faces a “crucial 48 hours” as he battles an aggressive strain of meningitis. Photograph: Inpho

Messages of support are continuing to pour in for Derry footballer Aaron Devlin who faces a “crucial 48 hours” as he battles an aggressive strain of m(...)

Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Comments made by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, in which he outlined his reasons for appointing a non-Irish speaker to the post of Minister of State for Gae(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: criticised over comments he made about the use of Irish in Gaeltacht areas. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Comments made by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in a radio documentary in which he disputed the decline of Irish as a spoken language in the Gaeltacht and outli(...)

Oneesa McWeeney and Adrian Cahill had a mini-moon in The Wineport Lodge in Glasson before their Mexican honeymoon. Photographs: David Knight Photographer

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Imagine standing in a wooden shack as a winter wind blasts through, trying to picture a restaurant in a place held together with salt and doggednes(...)