Antrim’s Michael McCann in action against Tyrone’s Padraig McNulty. McCann has been prominent in the county’s unbeaten league run to date. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Presseye/Inpho

Antrim’s promotion from the basement of the Allianz Football League after three years in Division Four finally ends an incongruous exile for the coun(...)

Management at the St John of God disability service  were criticised for giving staff more spacious bedrooms than residents. Photograph: Reuters file shot

Management at a St John of God centre in Co Louth failed to protect residents from abuse including physical assaults and threatening behaviour, accord(...)

Four men have been arrested in Co Louth in connection with the theft of a caravan from Co Armagh. The men, who are in aged in their late-teens to mid(...)

Louth’s Barry Flanagan and Barry Tormey of Meath tussle for the ball during the O’Byrne Cup semi-final at Drogheda. Photograph: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

Meath 0-11 Louth 0-10 A curious Bórd na Móna O’Byrne Cup semi-final ended in a deserved win for Meath in Drogheda’s Gaelic Grounds on Sunday but the(...)

Emma Coffey at the Fianna Fáil Ardfheis at Citywest, Dublin. “I cannot definitively rule out a coalition with Fine Gael.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Delegates at the Fianna Fáil ardfheis differed on whether the party should go into coalition with Fine Gael after the general election. But there wa(...)

Independent Alliance TD Shane Ross said: “We are totally and utterly different from any other body or entity in Irish politics.” File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Leading Independent Alliance TD Shane Ross has said Sinn Féin would need to undergo a “Pauline conversion to democracy” before his group could support(...)

Cattle farmer Michael McKenna, who lives and farms on the Cooley Peninsula, says he has been the victim of crime up to a dozen times in the past eight years. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

The head of the Irish Farmers Association in Co Louth has called for criminals in Border areas to be tagged while they are before the courts for all(...)

Two masked men held staff at a county Louth service station at gunpoint during an attempted armed robbery last night. Officers in Dundalk are investi(...)

The same upgrade that put the Valuation Office revision maps on the askaboutireland.ie site (see last week’s column) also added the Ordnance Survey F(...)

The number of Dáil seats has been cut from 166 to 158 and the number of constituencies from 43 to 40. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Big changes in the shape and size of many Dáil constituencies have changed the electoral map of Ireland since the last general election. The number(...)