Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gardaí are investigating a “sinister” death threat which was hand-delivered to Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan on Monday morning. The handwritten letter wa(...)

Finbarr Filan, brother of former Westlife singer Shane Filan, is to run for Renua Ireland

Finbarr Filan, brother of former Westlife singer Shane Filan, is to run for Renua Ireland. Mr Filan has confirmed he will be the general election can(...)

Westport, Co Mayo, won the 2014 award for best large tourism town. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The names of the 15 Irish towns shortlisted for the Tourism Towns Awards 2015 have been released by Fáilte Ireland. Co Kerry has the most towns featu(...)

It’s week three in the Best Shops in Ireland competition and nominations are flooding in from readers all over the country. For many of the shops w(...)

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(...)

Striking Arigna miners walking to Carrick-on-Shannon, January 1969. Photograph:  Brendan Flynn

What’s history, he said I’ll tell you what it is History is the other man’s story The man who owned the pit Not the story of the likes of us Who w(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Health Minister Leo Varadkar has paid an impromptu visit to a HSE run nursing home which was the subject of a damning HIQA report published this week.(...)

Some of the cannabis plants seized by gardaí following searches along the Leitrim/Donegal border. Photograph: An Garda

Two men have been arrested after gardaí seized €1.2 million worth of cannabis products in Co Donegal yesterday. The discovery was made when gardaí fro(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said the problems reported at nursing homes were ‘unacceptable’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Recent reports of inadequate standards in nursing homes by the health watchdog Hiqa are “unacceptable”, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said. Sp(...)

Inspectors have criticised a nursing home run by the HSE for providing inadequate access to showers and toilets for vulnerable residents. It is the se(...)