United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon at a ceremony to receive the Tipperary International Peace Award last night, at Ballykisteen Hotel in Co Tipperary. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has hailed the result of Ireland’s marriage equality referendum as “truly an historic moment” for huma(...)

Patrick McKee has denied a claim made by Sinn Féin that he approached Kathleen Funchion with a view to joining the party. Photograph: Youtube

The Renua Ireland candidate for next month’s byelection in Carlow-Kilkenny has denies a claim from Sinn Féin that he had approached the party with a v(...)

Dr Róisín O’Shea at Waterford Institute of Technology: ‘Carlow is still many years away from being able to make the transition to technological university status.’ Photograph: Patrick Browne

The long-running saga of Waterford Institute of Technology’s bid for university status has had a few problems of late. There were particular issues(...)

Detail from homepage of the jihad.info website.

Young Muslims in Ireland are being radicalised by a combination of social media and extreme Islamic preachers angry and frustrated over Western countr(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton said a mediated process had been a “very good outcome” for the former Waterford Crystal workers. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

A deal that has settled the long-running Waterford Crystal pensions dispute will cost taxpayers €180 million. A sum of €41 million will be made availa(...)

The new owner of the famous Hayes Hotel in Thurles has said he wants to turn the landmark property into a “cultural hub” which will recognise its role in GAA history but also become a thriving business. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The new owner of the famous Hayes Hotel in Thurles has said he wants to turn the landmark property into a “cultural hub” which will recognise its role(...)

At the Urlingford Arms in Urlingford, Co  Kilkenny, yesterday, from left:  Shauna Cleere, Thomas Broderick (Kilkenny fan) and his son Conor (Tipp fan)  watch  the game. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan

And. . . breathe.The neutrals may welcome another shot at an All-Ireland hurling final but can the locals in Kilkenny and Tipperary bear it? Will the(...)

A woman died following a stabbing incident at a psyhciatric hospital in Co Waterford last night.

A male psychiatric patient is being questioned in connection with a series of incidents which left one patient dead, another seriously injured and a s(...)

 Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton speaking to the media last month following the announcement by Bausch and Lomb to lay off 200 people and close the Waterford facility if agreement on pay cuts of 20% for the remaining staff were not reached.  Photograph: Collins

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton has welcomed news that the Bausch & Lomb facility in Waterford is to remain open after employees voted in favour (...)

Bausch & Lomb management announced they would be starting a two-week “consultation process” today and that has got under way at Faithlegg House Hotel outside Waterford City.

Crisis talks are underway in Waterford between management from the pharmaceutical giant Bausch + Lomb and representatives from SIPTU over the future o(...)