There will be revised schedules on all routes to and from Heuston Station on Saturday and Sunday due to line improvement works between Hazelhatch and Portlaoise. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Rail commuters are set for a bank holiday weekend of travel disruption with works curtailing services to and from Connolly and Heuston stations. Iris(...)

 Luana Lucchesi was fired after it was alleged she cursed at and covered the mouth of a child, and inappropriately covered the head of another infant with a blanket in 2012. She is appealing the decision. File photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

A creche employee who was fired for not co-operating with an investigation into allegations of child abuse against a co-worker has spoken of a “Birmin(...)

Sweeney’s love affair with Japan is still fresh: ‘It’s a fantastic horse industry. I love the farm, the scenery, the people and the food.’

Harry Sweeney was a Kildare-based horse doctor in 1990 when he received an unusual request: would he take his veterinarian skills to remote northern J(...)

 Former crèche worker Luana Lucchesi leaving a hearing at the Employment Appeals Tribunal,  Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A former crèche worker has denied verbally and physically abusing children in her care and said she felt her dismissal from the position in July 2013 (...)

Four men have been arrested in Co Louth in connection with the theft of a caravan from Co Armagh. The men, who are in aged in their late-teens to mid(...)

Increased-frequency Dart services will see trains running every 10 minutes on weekdays from April 10th, Iarnród Éireann has said. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Increased-frequency Dart services will see trains running every 10 minutes on weekdays from April 10th, Iarnród Éireann has said. Northbound and sout(...)

Emma Coffey at the Fianna Fáil Ardfheis at Citywest, Dublin. “I cannot definitively rule out a coalition with Fine Gael.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Delegates at the Fianna Fáil ardfheis differed on whether the party should go into coalition with Fine Gael after the general election. But there wa(...)

Two masked men held staff at a county Louth service station at gunpoint during an attempted armed robbery last night. Officers in Dundalk are investi(...)

There were six fires at waste facilities last year and the EPA received almost €40,000 in fines and costs from three waste operators which were brought before the courts after they had breached regulations. Picture Jason Clarke Photography

Poor storage and management of waste at handling facilities is causing an “unacceptable” fire risk, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (...)

A pharmacist is in a serious condition in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda after being stabbed in a shop in the town  on Tuesday. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

A pharmacist is in a serious condition in hospital after being stabbed in a shop Drogheda on Tuesday. A man has been arrested in connection with the i(...)