“If the British left and we didn’t that could be very awkward for the Border counties because you could end up with passport controls and passport inspections at that frontier”

Irish financial services and agricultural exports could sustain a major hit if Britain were to vote to leave the EU, according to economist Colm McCar(...)

SaleSense International in the Finnabair industrial estate in Dundalk is to announce up to 100 new jobs for the northeast. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Sales and customer service specialists SalesSense International will create more than 100 jobs in an expansion that will see it open a new facility in(...)

Martin Smith (23)  admitted five offences including assault, criminal damage and obstructing a garda.

A Co Louth man who struck another man with a pick-axe handle before exposing himself to a female garda in a street has been jailed for three years(...)

 Shane Foley is setting a fast pace in the winter jockeys’ table with 11 winners. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

While champion jockey Pat Smullen flies the flag for Ireland in a prestigious jockeys’ challenge in Hong Kong, the runaway leader of Dundalk’s winter (...)

Horses being rescued and crossing the River Slaney, in Enniscorthy, whose banks burst. Photograph: Patrick Browne 2:34

Motorists are being warned to remain cautious this morning despite an easing in the weather conditions which brought flooding to many parts of the cou(...)

Gardaí in Dundalk have warned the public about a stolen handheld x-ray fluorescent metal analyser, which they say is dangerous.

Gardaí have issued an appeal for information following the theft of “dangerous equipment” from a van in Co Louth. Dundalk gardaí are leading th(...)

“I would like to see a proper engagement around what the medicines budget is going to look like not just next year but in four years’ time, five years’ time.” Sandra Gannon, general manager, Ireland for Teva Pharmaceuticals

Which company sells more pharmaceuticals in Ireland than any other? Pfizer, you might say? No. GSK then? Wrong again. In fact, it’s none of the top 10(...)

This work, signed “AH”, has a price tag of €1,000-€1,500. It was originally bought by a Dundalk man as “part of a boxed job lot for about £30” in England last year.

One of the most established art dealers in the country acknowledges that questions will be asked and doubts raised by a painting it is “attributing” (...)

A member of the Northern Regional Response Unit stands guard at the site of a diesel laundry plant in Drumacon, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Illegal fuel laundering is a “war that is not being fought” by State agencies, leaving Border communities vulnerable to the crime gangs which feed off(...)

A file photograph of a Revenue customs officer walking across a haul of illegally imported cigarettes discovered at Dublin Port. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire.

Black market cigarettes and tobacco valued at more than €1.5 million have been seized in counties Galway and Louth. A search by Revenue (...)