Save Roscommon claims a committee set up by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly last June intends to recommend that the areas of Monksland, Bealnamulla and Hodson Bay (hotel pictured above) in  Co Roscommon should come under Westmeath County Council. File photograph: Google Street View

A group called Save Roscommon set up to oppose what it describes as State-sanctioned annexation of parts of the south of the county is to hold a publi(...)

Flooding along the  River Shannon  near Athlone town this week. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Water levels on the River Shannon in Athlone rose by 10mm on Saturday night as efforts continued to prevent properties in the area from flooding. We(...)

The  Midlands Prison in Portlaoise when newly built in 2000. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hundreds of defective prison cell windows are to be replaced at the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise, Co Laois. Windows in 500 cells in the original pri(...)

Describing it as a tragic case for Mrs Gauvin, Judge Anthony Hunt gave jurors a six-year exemption from jury service.

A man has been acquitted of assaulting a tourist who was partially blinded by flying glass in Co Offaly last year.Gary Ward (20) of Scurragh, Birr had(...)

The death of a boy this morning after being knocked down by a car in Tullamore, Co Offaly,  was described as a tragedy by a Garda source.

A 10-year-old boy has died after being struck by a car in Tullamore, Co Offaly, this morning. Investigating gardaí have sealed off the sc(...)

Gardaí are studying CCTV and carrying out door-to-door inquiries in Edenderry, Co Offaly, in an effort to trace Thomas Dooley’s final movements. Photograph: Frank Miller

The funeral of Offaly murder victim Thomas “Toddy” Dooley is due to take place tomorrow. The 64-year-o(...)

In a separate incident, council workers and tree surgeons remove a tree that fell on a car on Pope’s Quay in Cork city yesterday. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

A mother, grandmother and three children were in shock last night having narrowly escaped death or injury when a tree fell on their car in Co L(...)

Niall Collins, FF spokesman on justice: accused the Government of trying to “misdirect attention” and said Alan  Shatter needed to establish who may have been attempting to mount the surveillance. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the failure of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) to inform Minister for Justice Alan Shatter of suspected (...)

The body of Christie Daly is removed from Kilbride, Co Offaly, yesterday.   Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Gardaí believe a man whose remains were found submerged in water in a large drain in Co Offaly was attacked and died about 10 days ago.The dead man ha(...)

Gardaí storm in to a house in Wolfe Tone Street, Mountmellick, Co Laois, where the man barricaded himself in. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

EOGHAN MacCONNELL Gardaí used force to gain access to a house where a stand-off with a man armed with a knife had been ongoing for four hours. A Taser(...)