WBO middleweight boxing champion Andy Lee waves to crowds after stepping off a jet at  Shannon Airport on Wednesday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Becoming a world champion is a dream within every young child’s reach, the newly crowned WBO middleweight champion has told his home town.Speaking in (...)

 President Michael D Higgins  has been  awarded the freedom of Limerick by the newly merged local authority.

President Michael D Higgins has said he is humbled to have been made a freeman of Limerick. Almost 1,000 invited guests gathered at a ceremony in the (...)

Discord  over national interference at selection conventions and some untimely exits from political life have affected parties’ preparations for this summer’s local elections in the redrawn Limerick constituencies. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

Discord over national interference at selection conventions and some untimely exits from political life have affected parties’ preparations for this s(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the launch of the party’s election manifesto in 2011.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Democracy requires accountability and accountability is synonymous with integrity, transparency and honesty. The willingness of elected represe(...)