Hobbit holes in Hobbiton, Matamata, New Zealand. People in Kerry are being forced to live like “hobbits” according to Maura Healy-Rae. Photograph: Jackie.Icl/Flickr/Creative Commons

People in Kerry are being forced to live like “hobbits” and to build in “hollows” because the local authority has banned one-off houses on elevated si(...)

Scenes at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Mountbellew, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Massive numbers have been attending St Patrick’s Day festivities around Ireland, helped along by sunshine and relatively excellent weather in many par(...)

Anna Rozycka and  Karol Rozycki, who was found dead in Killarney, Co Kerry, on Sunday.

Baby Karol Rozycki will be buried on Saturday after 2.30pm Mass of the Angels at the Church of St Martin in Ochaby in the Krakow region of Poland. O(...)

Skellig Michael is located in the Atlantic Ocean, 11.6km west of the Iveragh Peninsula in Co Kerry. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Office of Public Works has announced changes to what it claims is “an out of date” and “anti-competitive” ferrying system to the Unesco World Heri(...)

 Baby Karol Rozycki pictured  with his mother Anna Rozycka.

About 500 people including the mother of an 11-month boy found dead in an apartment on Sunday have attended a special Mass on Tuesday in memory of hi(...)

A row has erupted about the commemoration, led by former mayor of Kerry Cllr Toiréasa Ferris, daughter of Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris, who was jailed for his role in the smuggling. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin has warned it will push to erect a monument to the IRA’s foiled Marita Ann gun-smuggling operation if Kerry County Council backs a commemora(...)

Defeated candidate and Former Fianna Fáil senator Dan Kiely took a case against Kerry County Council (above). Photograph: Facebook

A date has been set for a new count of almost 15,000 votes cast in the May 2014 Listowel municipal area local elections. It is the first time in th(...)

Supt Flor Murphy  said gardaí were following a definite line of inquiry after a young Chinese kitchen worker had  boiling oil  thrown at her. File photograph: The Irish Times

A young Chinese kitchen worker is being treated at the specialist burns unit at Cork University Hospital after boiling oil was thrown at her on Christ(...)

A man who made “a holy show of himself” while drunk in the middle of a Co Kerry village has been fined €100. Kenmare District Court was told Padraig (...)

Gardaí suspect a fire in the sitting room was the cause of his death. Photograph: Fire Ireland

A man in his 40s has died in his home near Glenbeigh on the Ring of Kerry on Thursday. The man, named locally as Brian Looney, in his early 40s was fo(...)