Archeological volunteer Rithie Jones at the cairn on the top of Turlough Hill. Photograph: Eamon Ward

When a prehistoric people built a large settlement in the Burren up to 3,000 years ago, why did they choose a mountain-top with no running water? Wa(...)

Labour TD Sean Sherlock said he had taken soundings on a daily basis from Labour Party members  and the clear view was the party should regroup in opposition rather than enter any coalition arrangement. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Labour TD has come out strongly against any move to re-enter coalition with Fine Gael to break the current impasse, saying he believed the party did(...)

A former Labour Party councillor in Co Cork, who has joined Fine Gael for the 2016 general election, said he did not believe Labour had faith i(...)

Fine Gael is set to add a former poll-topping Labour councillor to its election team in Cork East.

Fine Gael is set to add a former poll-topping Labour councillor to its election team in Cork East this weekend while Fianna Fáil will add the(...)

  Stephen Donnelly,  Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall at the launch of the  Social Democrats. File  photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Social Democrats today have confirmed that a former Fianna Fáil activist is to run for the party in Cork East in the next general election. (...)

Full list of candidates It may be the second largest local authority in the country after Dublin City Council with 55 seats, but Cork County Co(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and Stuart Dwyer, US Charge d’Affaires lay wreaths during a ceremony at the US Embassy in Ballsbridge. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Irish and American flags flew at half-mast yesterday at the John F Kennedy Memorial Park, a few kilometres from the Co Wexford farm where the late(...)

Dick Barry (second from right)  former Fine Gael TD and minister of state seen in  1974. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Former Fine Gael TD and minister of state Dick Barry who died on Sunday at the age of 93 was yesterday praised for his willing(...)