Minister of State for Data Protection Dara Murphy has announced funding for the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner has been doubled. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Funding for the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner has been doubled, Minister of State for Data Protection Dara Murphy has announced.A total o(...)

Many of the direct provision centres have been the subject of high-profile protests by residents frustrated at the conditions. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was introduced to meet the needs of vulnerable asylum seekers. But private firms, rather than those seeking refugee status, appear to have been th(...)

The strip  runs parallel to a small car park where Garda intelligence has indicated Pender’s killer brought her body after abducting her in August 1996. Photograph: Tim O’Brien

Gardaí searching for the remains of missing woman Fiona Pender cleared a strip of woodland at the edge of a remote forest in the Sleive Bloom mountain(...)

Hugo Jellett (left) and Turtle Bunbury. Photograph: Eric Luke

Hugo Jellett is director of Carlow Arts Festival and its sister events, The Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas and the History Festival of (...)

The Arlington Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

The basement kitchen of the Arlington Hotel on Lord Edward Street, Dublin 2, was one of 12 food businesses in Ireland served with enforcement orders b(...)

Is this the famous lost Victorian painting ‘The Rush Gatherers, Lough Corrib, Connemara, Ireland’.

A famous 19th century painting of Lough Corrib in Connemara by James John Hill – believed lost for over 150 years – has unexpectedly been found.Or ha(...)

Pat Kennedy, founder of eTownz

Pat Kennedy describes himself as a social entrepreneur committed to using technology to benefit local communities. An engineering graduate who is fasc(...)

Ciarán Sheehan: “It’s great to come down and support the lads today and see them run around and I wish them all the best next week.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former Cork footballer Ciarán Sheehan spoke yesterday about his inability to participate in the Ireland International Rules panel. Sheehan, who was ve(...)

Mist and fog are expected to give way to a brighter day, according to Met Éireann. Photograph: Damian Cullen/The Irish Times

Counties Tipperary, Laois and Kilkenny are experiencing dense fog and motorists should be cautious as conditions clear. In some areas visibilit(...)

A motorist trapped in flood waters on Enniskerry Road, Sandyford, Dublin early this morning. Photograph: Harry McGovern 2:34

A weather warning advising of heavy rain over the next 12 hours has been issued for the east coast of the country. The Met Éireann yellow warning, whi(...)