Prominent anti-wind farm advocate Andrew Duncan, who is contesting the Mullingar-Kilbeggan seat for Fine Gael, is behind the pack.

With two of the three areas tallied in Westmeath, Sinn Féin are the unsurprising recipients of the protest vote, and look like taking a council seat i(...)

Fine Gael TD Nicky McFadden, who has died aged 51 years after a two-year battle with motor neurone disease, was a Government backbencher who se(...)

A radar image showing rainfall over Ireland at 4pm today. Image: Met Éireann

A weather warning in place for 15 counties earlier today has been lifted as wind speeds drop across the country. However Met Éireann ha(...)

Residents behind sandbags at Poleberry, Waterford city. Photograph: Patrick Browne
Weather watch

SOUTHEASTResidents and businesspeople along the southeast coast are hoping they are over the worst of the flooding which hit many areas badly on Monda(...)

 A demolition crew taking down unfinished houses at Glenatore Homes  in Athlone yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Unfinished houses are being demolished at the site of one of Ireland’s most tragic reminders of the building boom in Co Westmeath. Navan-based (...)