The Console  Celebration of Light for those bereaved through suicide: Console operates a 24-hour helpline for people with suicidal thoughts or people aware of others at risk on 1800-247247. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The tragic deaths of five young men in the Newbridge area over the past month has raised fears of a possible suicide cluster in the Co Kildare town. (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar had championed a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The next government will face increasing calls for some form of sugar tax following the introduction of a policy in the UK announced this week. Whil(...)

Britain has decided to impose a tax on sugary soft drinks as part of measures announced in the budget. Photograph: Getty

The Irish food industry will continue to oppose any attempts to introduce a sugar tax such as the one planned for Britain in 2018. The Irish food and(...)

The  EBS retail premises in the old town centre in Dundrum which is producing a rental income of €72,500

Two retail investments and a mews building in Terenure village in Dublin 6 as well as a retail investment in Dundrum with an overall valuation of more(...)

A man charged with a public order offence during a protest against Enda Kenny at the McGill Summer School in Co Donegal wants the Taoiseach called as a defence witness. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

A man charged with a public order offence during a protest against Enda Kenny at the MacGill Summer School in Co Donegal wants the Taoiseach called a(...)

Cllr John O’Donnell from Donegal filmed in a meeting with an undercover RTÉ reporter.  Photograph: RTÉ

A Donegal county councillor has told a court he is facing bankruptcy as a result of failed business dealings and does not have money to pay compensati(...)

Under new projections, Irish children’s fat intake fell by up to 6 per cent, saturated fat was down 23 per cent, sodium 30 per cent and sugar 14 per cent. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Irish consumers are eating less salt, sugar and fat in their diet thanks to the reformulation of the products they consume, the food industry has clai(...)

Judge describes CCTV footage in Donegal case as “crystal clear”

A head greenkeeper at a golf club has been accused of assaulting another member of the club after being told he could not cut the grass because it was(...)

Aaron Long, one of the programme’s graduates, with Donegal TD and Minister of State Joe McHugh.

As locals will testify, it’s no secret that the roads of Donegal are among the worst in the country when it comes to safety statistics. The county ha(...)

 Console saw a 21 per cent increase in the number of calls to its suicide prevention helpline in December. File photograph: Getty Images/iThinkstock

There was a 21 per cent increase in the number of calls to Console’s suicide prevention helpline in December, the charity has said. The helpline, whi(...)