The Simon Communities is calling for an increase in rent supplement and for the introduction of “long awaited” rent certainty measures. Photograph: The Irish Times

Over 90 per cent of the properties available to rent are too expensive for people dependent on rent allowance, a survey conducted by the Simon Communi(...)

A fan looks on from the terrace during the Round 3B qualifier between Galway and Derry at Pearse Stadium in July. Photograph: Inpho

When we look at the intercounty championship structures, the idea of natural selection rather than intelligent design suggests itself, but there we(...)

John Carslake, gamekeeper and grouse project manager: “Because I am on the mountain full-time, I can raise the alarm if a lamb is in trouble.”  Photograph: Brian Farrell

Gamekeeper John Carslake has been a full-time grouse- keeper since 2012 on Boleybrack mountain in Co Leitrim, far removed from the world British write(...)

Dublin selector Declan Darcy and team manager Jim Gavin: “There’s a little bit too much made of management teams to a degree.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

With his low-key instincts Declan Darcy might look askance at the description but in the past 25 years he has been a protean GAA presence, straddling (...)

Tommy Broughan: Documents show more than 1,500 drivers avoided penalty points between 2014 and May 2015 after they made a poor box donation. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hundreds of drivers are continuing to avoid penalty points in court by making a contribution to the poor box despite a High Court ruling last year (...)

Laura McMorrow, who is originally from Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim, and Ciarán Hussey, from Glenamaddy, Co Galway, have just made it out of Mongolia and into Russia. Photograph:

When Leitrim woman Laura McMorrow and Galway man Ciarán Hussey set out to travel 10,000km from Japan by bike they knew it would be a long, long way fr(...)

Aleksandra Mir’s Plane Landing, from the exhibition Magnetism

Magnetism – Lucy Andrews, Mikala Dwyer, Igor Grubic, Siobhán Hapaska, Aleksandra Mir, Laura Morrison, and Garrett Phelan The Old Snia/Saehan F(...)

Kerry footballers celebrate their Munster final victory over Cork. The success of a small number of teams in provincial championships has sparked calls for  a two-tier system. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

After Kerry’s victory over Tyrone, one feature of the All-Ireland final has been confirmed: despite the back-door system, once again two provincial ch(...)

Fianna Fáil Councillor Ivan Connaughton said:  “There will be people who will not be happy with my decision, but I have do what is in the best interest for the people of Roscommon and the people of Galway.”

Fianna Fáil Councillor Ivan Connaughton is considering running as an Independent in the next general election. Mr Connaughton, who ran for the party i(...)

Gardaí are searching for a man following an incident overnight in Co Leitrim in which members of the force were allegedly assaulted with bottles and sticks.

Gardaí are searching for a man following an incident overnight in Co Leitrim in which members of the force were allegedly assaulted with bottles and a(...)