Gardaí on the scene of the fatal house fire at Oldcourt Avenue in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí are investigating the significance of a number of explosions which took place as fire officers attempted to save a disabled man from a burning (...)

Greyhound workers have been locked out of the company depots in west Dublin since mid-June in a dispute over pay cuts and redundacy terms. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Members of Dublin City Council are set to object to the renewal of the authority’s contract with Greyhound Recycling, when it comes up for renewal in (...)

Gardaí have issued a child rescue alert in their search for Sait Canbullu (15) who was abducted in Wexford town earlier today.

Missing teenager Sait Canbullu (15), has been found safe and well in Ballymote, Co Sligo this afternoon. Gardaí had earlier stood down the child resc(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. File photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Domestic water meters are being installed at a rate of one every 30 seconds, with more than 400,000 already in place, Minister for Environment Alan Ke(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said a mandatory wage-setting body should set pay and working conditions in the waste industry. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Domestic water meters are now being installed at a rate of one every 30 seconds, with more than 400,000 already in place, Minister for Environment Ala(...)

The stamp commemorating the late Séamus Heaney was launched today by An Post.

An Post has announced a new stamp to commemorate the late poet and Nobel laureate Séamus Heaney.The 68c stamp features a black and white photograph of(...)

Members of the 46th Infantry Group training for deployment to Syria, in the Glen of Imaal today. Photograph: Tim O’Brien

The Defence Forces this afternoon used the Wicklow mountains to put on display some of the training and tools the 46th Infantry Group will be using on(...)

Councillor Paddy Hill in the village of Finea. Photograph : Barry Cronin

Cian Fitzsimons (3) is the only pupil signed up for September’s intake of junior infants in Finea National School, according to his father Ciarán. But(...)

Rural decline: overlooking Granard, in Co Longford, a badly affected town. Photograph: Bryan O Brien

Rural Ireland needs an Irish version of the US-inspired Marshall Plan, designed in 1948 to rebuild war-torn Europe, remove barriers to trade, modernis(...)

Neither the victim of the sexual assault  nor the defendant may be named to protect the identity of the victim, court martial judge Col Michael Campion ruled.

An Army private who sexually assaulted a fellow soldier has told a court martial there were material errors in a social worker’s report about him, whi(...)