“Let Bobby in there, lads!” Micheál Martin puts one arm around byelection candidate Bobby Aylward as he salutes the party faithful at the Fianna Fáil Ardfheis in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke.

In the full and plenty days there was always a generous helping of meat in the middle of the FF sandwich. It sustained the party, helping it become st(...)

Rank-and-file gardaí want to take a vote of no confidence in the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Full version Rank and file gardai want to take a vote of no confidence in the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission. The call is set to come at the an(...)

Four men  are being held under section four of the Criminal Justice Act, which means they can be questioned for a total of 24 hours before they must be released or charged.

Four men arrested following a raid on a post office in a Co Kilkenny town remain in Garda custody today.A number of masked men entered the premises on(...)

Dubai Left Panel 1 by Clare Langan, from her exhibition The Floating World

The Floating World – Clare Langan Visual Centre, Carlow **** If you were asked to sum up Clare Langan’s The Floating World in three wo(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Grassroots canvassing: Bobby Aylward, the Fianna Fáil candidate, looking for support in Piltown, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Amid birdsong and beneath blue skies, rural Co Kilkenny is revealing some of its glories:green fields, the budding beech and oak of Jenkinstown woods,(...)

Another glitch hit the National Lottery this week after a customer in Carlow bought four Quick Pick tickets each of which contained exactly the same six numbers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times.

Another glitch hit the National Lottery this week after a customer in Carlow bought four Quick Pick tickets each of which contained exactly the same s(...)

 Julie Trotter, senior quality technician, at MSD’s  microbiology lab in Carlow. The company has announced an €11.5 million investment in the plant.

MSD has announced a €11.5 million investment at its vaccines plant in Carlow. It is the latest phase of a €312 million seven-year investment at the si(...)

The battle for Leinster House: Some TDs are budgeting for two general elections in 2016.

Word reaches us that a crafty cohort of TDs are now budgeting for two general elections in 2016.Before we arrive at the iconic year, the rapidly-appro(...)

Lighting designer Billy Canning has designed chandeliers for concert halls, palaces and private residences, as well as restoring the oldest in Ireland

One person whose job has been to capture light for more than 20 years is Billy Canning, former chief lighting designer at Waterford Crystal and now(...)