The Irish Offshore Operators’ Association welcomed the interest which they said was not a surprise despite the low price of a barrel of oil

A record number of licencing options for offshore exploration have been received by the Government despite the drop in the price of oil. Some 43 ap(...)

Maj Willie Redmond MP joined the Royal Irish Regiment at the age of 53

February 12th, 1916 Maj Willie Redmond MP was one of the oldest serving Irish men at the front. He joined the Royal Irish Regiment at the age of 53 (...)

The Rhode Parish Wind Turbine Action Group intends to seek leave to appeal the High Court decision.

Opponents of a Co Offaly wind farm say they are “absolutely devastated” at the failure of their High Court challenge, but intend to appeal to the Sup(...)

Animal teeth in jam, beetles in a burger bun and worms in a chicken nugget are among the foreign objects found in food reported by Irish consumers last year. File photo: Thinkstock

Animal teeth in jam, beetles in a burger bun and worms in a chicken nugget were among the foreign objects Irish consumers complained about finding in (...)

February 11th, 1916 A recruiting conference for Longford, Meath, Westmeath, Louth, King’s County (Offaly) and Queen’s County (Laois) took place at Du(...)

Liam Neeson. Photograph: James Mooney

RTÉ’s documentary on the Easter Rising 1916 has been sold to 120 television stations in the United States and to the BBC. The $3 million (€2.6 milli(...)

An Post says the stamp featuring the Malone brothers is meant to convey “the complexity of Irish identities and responses to the war and the Rising”

Two brothers, one who died fighting for the British army and the other against, have been commemorated in a stamp to mark the centenary of the Easter (...)

Gordon D’Arcy and Aoife Cogan at the Ireland Funds Annual Fundraiser in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, where the former Irish Rugby International was honoured. Photograph: Collins

For the first time in 16 seasons Gordon D’Arcy will not be involved in the Six Nations rugby championship this weekend. Instead, he was honoured yest(...)

The  UEFA Euro 2016 European football championship will take place in France from June 10 to July 10, 2016. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The city of Bordeaux intends to send out a “bienvenue” to Irish football fans next summer, French officials have promised. Ireland play Belgium in B(...)

Aline FitzGerald, general manager of the An Post GPO Witness History visitor attraction and Barney Whelan, director of communications and corporate affairs for An Post, with Malachy McKenna and Niamh Ni Riain, staff members at GPO Witness History.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The GPO Witness History is expected to attract 300,000 visitors a year, An Post has said. Some 20,000 people have already bought prebooked tickets (...)