Labour leader and Tánaiste Joan Burton: attended a party convention in Ballaghaderreen last night to support the Labour candidate in the Roscommon-South Leitrim byelection, Senator John Kelly. File photograph by Alan Betson.

The race to fill the Dáil seat vacated by Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan in Roscommon-South Leitrim is heating up with Labour and Sinn Féin entering the fray t(...)

 Midi de Paor Walsh of Rethink Pylons: “We started out all about the pylons about a year ago and then we realised very quickly the pylons and wind farms are connected.” Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

Wind farm and pylon opponents from across the country have vowed to target Fine Gael politicians in an effort to change energy policy.Representatives(...)

Tom Cruise arriving at  the world premiere of his movie "Oblivion" in Buenos Aires earlier this week.

RONAN McGREEVY Hollywood star Tom Cruise is to attend the premiere of his new film Oblivion in Dublin, Universal Pictures has confirmed.(...)

Tom Cruise poses as he arrives for the world premiere of his movie Oblivion in Buenos Aires this week. He will attend the Irish premiere of the film on Wednesday in Dublin. Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

Actor Tom Cruise is to receive a certificate of Irish heritage from the Department of Foreign Affairs next Wednesday when he visits Ireland for(...)