Mike Nichols: one of America’s most celebrated directors. Photograph: Phil McCarten/Reuters

Mike Nichols, one of America’s most celebrated directors, who has died aged 83, was one of those rare figures whose work earned him adulation both on (...)

Minister of State for Transport  Alan Kelly told Kilkenny County Council his department could not make up shortfall to complete access route

Hundreds of people marched through the centre of Kilkenny on Saturday in a second major demonstration protest(...)

The perspex-and-steel hoarding was erected around the Browne Doorway in Eyre Square, Galway, “in the interests of public safety and protection” on a temporary basis due to budget constraints. Photograph: Eric Luke

A temporary hoarding will remain around the famous Browne Doorway on Galway’s Eyre Square until the city council can find €40,000 to repair the(...)