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. T(...)

Derek Byrne, survivor, Anthony and Pat Phelan who lost their sister Marie in the Talbot street explosion, and Margaret Urwin of Justice for the Forgotten, with families and survivors of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings, arriving for the U2  show  at the 3 Arena, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Men and women who were injured in the Dublin and Monaghan bombings in 1974 – as well as the families of those who lost their lives in the tragedy – h(...)

Paul (34) and Sancha (31) grew up in Clonea Power, Co Waterford and became friends in secondary school. Since 2001 their Christmas Eve tradition ha(...)

These first 22 modular homes are to be on a pilot basis with another 128 to follow shortly after under a fast-tracked procurement process. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Work undertaken by a Northern Ireland construction company, which has been awarded the contract to provide modular housing for homeless families in Du(...)

Labour Senator Mairia Cahill with Labour leader Joan Burton. A party sources said “we believe we will be back in government”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Senior Labour Party figures have warned the party could lose up to 20 seats – nearly half its current number – in the next general election. The party(...)

Anthony Cunningham had little choice but to resign after the Galway players passed a vote of no confidence in his stewardship. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Yikes! That didn’t take long. Thirteen weeks ago just after their epic All-Ireland semi-final, this column drew attention to the divergent paths of Ti(...)

A judge has warned a convicted drug dealer that he is “walking on incredibly thin ice” after he avoided having a three-year suspended prison sentence activated. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A judge has warned a convicted drug dealer that he is “walking on incredibly thin ice” after he avoided having a three-year suspended prison sentence (...)

Pamela Mitford, painted in Paris c1925, by Paul César Helleu (1859-1927). The portrait will go under the hammer in Dublin next month

In the 1950s Pamela Jackson, an Englishwoman who lived at Tullamaine Castle near Fethard, Co Tipperary decided to leave Ireland. She had separated fro(...)

Mr Carroll was one of 14 farmer non-executive directors of Glanbia Plc. The company announced his departure in a note to the Irish Stock Exchange last week

Glanbia has declined to comment on the departure of Bill Carroll from its board of directors. Mr Carroll had been at the centre of a Department of Agr(...)

Waterford football manager Tom McGlinchey: “It’s still not an excuse that it was all crammed into the last few weeks.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Waterford football manager Tom McGlinchey is frustrated at the unwillingness of the GAA to address its most pressing issues. It’s hardly a unique stat(...)