A formation of Irish Volunteers (above). The Footsteps to Freedom event involved a re-enactment of the march of 300 Irish Volunteers from across West Limerick and North Cork to Glenquin Castle 100 years ago.  File photograph: Militaryarchives.ie

Men and women from outside Dublin had a big part to play in the 1916 Rising, despite perceptions given in media coverage of commemorative events this (...)

Plans to relocate the entire maternity hospital on the Ennis Road in Limerick  to a purpose-built state-of-the-art site at University Hospital Limerick  in Dooradoyle (above)  were  unveiled last year as part of the Government’s €27 billion capital plan. File photograph: Google Street View

Pregnant women at risk of losing their babies cannot be expected to wait for a new maternity hospital in order to get separate care, the chief executi(...)

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(...)

Rotating taoisigh? Micheál Martin and Enda Kenny may have to share the spoils of  Election 2016 in a very fundamental way. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

An arrangement for a rotating taoiseach would have to be on the agenda for any talks about a Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil alliance to avoid another general e(...)

It is understood that the men became stuck between the debris and branches from a fallen tree across the river.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A 27-year-old man who was in a critical condition after a boat capsized on the River Shannon in Co Limerick has died in hospital. The man, who is fr(...)

Mairi McMahon, secretary of the pastoral council in Ballyagran: “There’s no doubt the only choice we have is to reduce the number of Masses without closing churches.” Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

Eleven priests from the Limerick diocese, where more than half of all priests are over 65, will on Tuesday travel to Evry-Corbeil-Essonne in Paris to (...)

Brian and Kieran Collopy were charged with possession of heroin with intent for sale or supply. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Two brothers charged in connection with the seizure of €50,000 worth of heroin in Limerick have been refused bail, after a court was told of Garda fea(...)

A total of 25 gardaí are working on the investigation into the nail gun attack in Limerick along with a dedicated forensic scientist in Dublin.

Gardaí in Limerick are investigating a violent assault in which a 51-year-old man had his feet nailed to the floor at a house in the city. Details of (...)

The University of Limerick has awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science to former Ireland rugby captain Paul O’Connell. He is pictured with his wife Emily, children, Lola (1) and Paddy (5) as he prepared for the conferring ceremony. Photograph: Alan Place/Fusionshooters.

He may give the orders on the rugby pitch but Paul O’Connell insists team-mates will not have to call him ‘Dr Paul’ following his conferring with an h(...)

Anti water charges protesters faced by gardaí in Dublin in April 2015. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A legal case involving a 64-year-old man accused of assaulting a garda during an anti-water charges protest in Limerick last year will be heard in the(...)