Westport House in Co Mayo. File photograph: Keith Heneghan/ Phocus.

The Heritage Council has confirmed that any sale of Westport House before 2017 would require repayment of €2 million in State grants for maintaining t(...)

Frankie red dress with small  shoulder opening, belted waistline  and flared hem, €399; Starla navy crepe with dotted jacquard front panel with elbow length sleeves, €465

For Heidi Higgins’s spring collection she collaborated with Polish illustrator Kamila Beblot to create the stylised backgrounds for this shoot. Beblo(...)

 The wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo envisages coastal areas will be affected by westerly winds with gusts gusts to 100 km/h. File photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA

Met Éireann has issued wind, snow and ice warnings for the north and northwest for Saturday. The wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo an(...)

Laura Miller and Sinead Buggy from Timahoe NS in Co Laois were named the overall Intel Mini Scientist winners at the National Grand Final which took place in the Science Gallery. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Balloon-and-bottle steam engines, papier-mâché lungs and bicycle-powered phones were all on display as finalists gathered for the Intel Mini Scientist(...)

Refugees use their sleeping blankets to keep warm as they walk along snow-covered fields near the Macedonian-Serbian border. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland has been asked to take in just 20 asylum seekers under a stuttering European Union scheme aimed at relocating 160,000 people from war-torn sta(...)

A cottage in Connemara, Co Galway with snow topped hills in the background. Photograph: Trevor Dubber

Snow and ice have made driving conditions on Saturday morning treacherous in parts of the west and north-west. Motorists have been advised to take c(...)

Snowfall in Co Longford on Friday. Photograph: Tierna Dolan

Dozens of schools throughout the borders were closed on Friday following overnight snowfall and freezing temperatures. Many schools – including St N(...)

The total cost of the water conservation grant has been over €94 million, the Department of Social Protection has said.

The total cost of the water conservation grant has been over €94 million, the Department of Social Protection has said. Figures released to Fianna Fa(...)

The IFA’s Carlow chairman, Derek Deane, failed to get the required backing of at least six county executives ahead of Wednesday’s deadline for nominations, ruling him out of the race.  Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The Irish Farmers’ Association officer who exposed the pay issues which led to the resignation of its president and general secretary claims he has be(...)

Derek Deane: Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish  Times

The whistleblower at the centre of the pay controversy within the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has made a last-minute bid to contest the associati(...)