Farmers from Monaghan, Cavan and Meath and more than 1,200 tractors taking part in a  tractor rally opposing EirGrid’s plan,  near Nobber, Co Meath, in 2008. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The decision to scrap the network of pylons from Cork to Kildare has been welcomed by campaigners in Clonmult, Dungourney, Midleton, Co Cork. Among t(...)

A fan looks on from the terrace during the Round 3B qualifier between Galway and Derry at Pearse Stadium in July. Photograph: Inpho

When we look at the intercounty championship structures, the idea of natural selection rather than intelligent design suggests itself, but there we(...)

Gareth Graham  (centre) who recently succeeded in halting the sale of one Belfast property by administrators appointed to his companies. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

US company Cerberus has appointed receivers to Ballybay Estates, one of the companies whose debts it bought through the National Asset Management Age(...)

The wreckage of the crashed Cessna on the Carlow-Wexford border. Photograph: Dwane Doran

Verdicts of death by blunt force trauma have been returned by a jury at an inquest in Carlow into the deaths of a pilot and his passenger in a crash(...)

Queue for the Garda National Immigration Bureau. Photograph: Sorcha Pollak 3:18

Meaures are being introduced this week to counter long queues outside the Garda National Immigration Bureau on Burgh Quay, according to the Department(...)

Crowds at the National Ploughing Championships 2014. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The 800-acre site at Ratheniska, Co Laois, is ready for an influx of more than 200,000 visitors as the 84th National Ploughing Championships gets unde(...)

Louise Houson has been named managing director of MSD human health business in Ireland. File photograph.

MSD has announced the appointment of Louise Houson as managing director of its human health business in Ireland. The healthcare company said Ms Houso(...)

 Members of the public  on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The unsettled rainy weather looks set to continue into next week. Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange weather alert, for conditions which have the(...)

U2 perform at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam as part of their 2015 tour. The band said it will give the profits from its Irish concerts to Music Generation. Photograph: Paul Bergen/AFP/Getty Images

Music Generation has said a €2 million donation from U2 has brought its goal of a universal musical education for every Irish child a step closer. Th(...)

 Damian Cullen: turning up an hour early for his first 5km race didn’t affect his non-existent pre-race preparations.  Photograph: Alan Betson

6.30pm: Not knowing what to expect, I arrive a full hour early for my virgin road race – a 5km event run by a small athletics club in a tiny Tipper(...)