Image from the winning entry in the competition for the €20 million redevelopment of the RDS arena. The winner was a consortium made up of Newenham Mulligan and Grimshaw Architects. Photograph: Newenham Mulligan/Grimshaw via Leinster Rugby

The RDS and Leinster Rugby have announced the winner of an international design competition for the €20 million redevelopment of the RDS arena, in Bal(...)

Dart and other commuter services reached 29.3 million journeys. Photograph: Iarnród Éireann

Passenger journeys on Iarnród Éireann services increased by almost one million in 2014 but usage of the two worst-performing branch lines continued t(...)

The scene of the fatal accident at Lower Main Street, in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal,  where a woman was  hit by a van on New Year’s Day. Photograph: Thomas Gallagher

Almost half of those killed in vehicles on the Republic’s roads last year were not wearing seat belts, according to provisional figures from the Road(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen said Ulster Bank was going back on a pledge not to close a bank where no other bank was available. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Up to 1,000 people from west Offaly have marched through the town of Ferbane in protest at the planned closure of the town’s last bank branch. Ulster (...)

Paul Clarke, overall winner of the BT Young Scientist and Technologist 2014 Award. Students who take part in next January’s competition could win a scholarship to the Irish university of their choice.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Leaving Cert level students who take part in January’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition could win an entrance scholarship to the Irish uni(...)

Gerry Adams said the protests over water charges reflected a wider desire for change after six years of austerity. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has compared the anti-water charge protests in the Republic to the civil rights marches in the North. He said the Governm(...)

Battered men: many suffer in silence and are reluctant to tell anybody about the violence inflicted on them. Photograph: David De Lossy/Getty

Almost 8,000 incidents of domestic abuse were reported from more than 2,000 men last year, the support service for male sufferers of domestic v(...)

Then minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte with Liam Duggan, business development director of Capita Ireland, announcing details of Eircode, Ireland’s new national postcode system, earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Households will not have to change their address or face mandatory charges when the new postcode system is introduced next May, TDs and Senators have (...)

Iarnród Éireann says the difficulty is caused by the seasonal fall of leaves on the line, particularly in wet weather, when the rolling action of passing wheels compresses them, causing a greasy “mulch” to cover the rail

Falling leaves and floods are combining to upset Iarnród Éireann’s intercity and Dart timetables, with commuters complaining that they have been dela(...)

Mourners at the funeral of Brian Farrell at the Church of the Holy Cross, Dundrum this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 4:23

Former broadcaster Brian Farrell was a family man who enjoyed a pint and a song in west Clare, and attempts with his children to dam streams in the Du(...)