Jolanta Lubiene (27) and her daughter Erika (8), who were murdered in their home in Killorglin.

The man accused of murdering a mother and daughter in Co Kerry last year closed his credit union account days before their deaths and said he was “go(...)

A rescue helicopter was dispatched from Shannon and was on the scene at Inch Beach on the Dingle Peninsula at 7.56pm last night. It left the beach at 8.10pm and landed at Kerry General Hospital, Tralee, at 8.15pm. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The two nuns who died at Inch Beach on the Dingle Peninsula yesterday evening have been named as Sr Paula Buckley (70) and Sr Imelda Carew (67), of th(...)

Speculation mounting in Co Kerry that Skellig Michael is to be used for a Star Wars 7 shoot. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times 1:25

The OPW has confirmed that a sixth century monastic site is being made available for a film shoot amid mounting speculation this morning that Co Kerry(...)

The new chair of Kerry County Council, Cllr John Brassil, FF, a pharmacist and engineer from Ballyheigue - a married man with three children - has already declared his interest in running in the next general election for Fianna Fáil.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A Fianna Fáil councillor has been elected to the chair of Kerry County Council with support from Fine Gael in a historic election signalling the end o(...)

A crucifix has been erected in Kerry County Council meeting chambers in Tralee after council authorities acted on a controversial resolution passed(...)

Rural post office in Shillelagh, Co Wicklow. “Now is the time to act so that the post office is not lost like so much of the community infrastructure that has already disappeared.” Photograph: Frank Miller

The local post office was “the last light on in the main street” in many communities now and maintaining the local post office network was essential t(...)

Workers clean up after the storm that knocked a tree on top of a bar in Tralee.  Photograph: Domnick Walsh

BARRY ROCHE A clean-up was under way in Co Kerry yesterday after what was described as “the worst storm in living memory”. (...)

The protection of homes rather than beaches will be the priority for Government spending on flood defences, Minister of State Brian Hayes has said. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

Local authorities may have to spend money intended for roads on bolstering and repairing flood defences, Minister of State Brian Hayes has said. Speak(...)

Amid flooding in St Mary’s Park, Limerick, where the river Shannon burst its banks,  Ger Hogan helps  to ferry people to safety.  Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

, Storms and sea swells which battered the west coast at the weekend caused renewed damage to homes and businesses which had suffered during the flo(...)

 Fianna Fáil have the lowest percentage, with just 53 women candidates alongside 299 males, while Fine Gael are only slightly better – with 73 female candidates out of a total of 329. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

With the line-up nearly completed ahead of the local elections in May – when 949 seats are up for grabs in 137 electoral areas – Kerry and Limerick(...)