Blur’s headline set on  Saturday night is expected to be one of the highlights of   Electric Picnic 2015. File photograph: PA 2:22

For the first time in its 11-year history, the Electric Picnic will have more than 50,000 people on site at Stradbally, Co Laois, this weekend. What (...)

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy: “We’re being punished for our political status.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy has said his party intends to appeal a Garda decision not to allow members to fundraise in west Dublin. Mr Mu(...)

Piglets feeding on grain at the IFA protest outside the European Commission offices in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Farmers dumped grain in front of the European Commission buildings in Dublin yesterday and warned that farm incomes were being “ripped apart”. (...)

Pigs feed on grain as Irish Farmers Association members protest outside the EU Commission offices, on Lower Mount Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 0:53

Farmers dumped grain on the streets of Dublin at lunchtime on Monday in protest at falling incomes across many sectors of the industry. The grain was(...)

Policy analyst Michelle Murphy with SJI director Seán Healy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Too much attention is being focused on the economy and not enough on providing decent public services, Social Justice Ireland (SJI) has claimed. The (...)

Paul and Caroline Martin of Glasnevin: with the  rifle discovered in their home. Photograph: Sara Freund

A rook rifle, as the name suggests, was used for shooting rooks – regarded in the 19th century as pests and vermin – along with small game such as ra(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Centre Parcs UK chief executive Martin Dalby in Newcastle Woods during the announcement in April of 1,000 jobs for Co Longford with plans for a new Center Parcs in Ballymahon. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Leisure giant Center Parcs is to unveil a scale model of its proposed Irish development in Ballymahon, Co Longford next month. The €200 million Cent(...)

A consignment of cigarettes seized at Dublin Port represent a potential loss to the exchequer of €3.6 million, if assuming they would have displaced the equivalent fully tax-compliant quantity of cigarettes from the market. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Customs officers from the Revenue Commissioners have seized €4 million worth of illegally imported cigarettes at Dublin Port. Some eight million ciga(...)

Umbrella weather as heavy rain falls on Dublin in July 2015. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An Indian summer is on the way after the real summer turned out to be another disappointment. The “summer” will end on Monday with another deluge of (...)

 Barry Corcoran (39),  from Wicklow Town, who was last seen on the morning of  July 6th last in Ballyfermot. Photographs:  Colin Keegan/Collins

No trace has yet been discovered of a man who went missing at the beginning of July. Barry Corcoran (39), from Wicklow town, was last seen in Ballyfe(...)