A cheetah at Fota Wildlife Park. More than 14,000 people visited Fota during the June Bank Holiday weekend as the east Cork attraction opened its new tiger forest. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar has promised to look “very seriously” at an application for €2 million in funding from Fota Wildlife Park to help de(...)

Rose Hynes: chairwoman of Irish Water and Bord Gáis and Irish Water, to which she was appointed in July, 2013. She has been chairwoman of Bord Gáis since July, 2009

The Irish Water board was established in July, 2013, with more members appointed last November following a public advertisement process. It incl(...)

The mother of a toddler who died after being beaten and blinded broke down in tears as she denied causing the fatal injuries. Samantha Bennett wept as(...)

Gardai  at the scene of the fatal bus crash near Clara, Co Offaly, in April 2006. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The co-owner of a school bus which crashed in Offaly six years ago, causing the death of a teenager, has received a suspended jail sentence for an off(...)