Clare County Council has announced it is to buy Holy Island, also known as Inis Cealtra, a 50 acre, former monastic settlement on Lough Derg.

Clare County Council has announced it is to buy Holy Island, also known as Inis Cealtra, a former monastic settlement on Lough Derg.The council propos(...)

Mary Gray at Ennis market: Proposed design is “totally unsuitable for any market trading, drastically reduces the currently available car parking and is unsuitable for any other cultural or community activities”

Plans for a new market area in Ennis have been rejected as “too extravagant and unsuitable” by Ennis Farmers’ Market, which would be the main user of(...)

Davitt House: the Employment Appeals Tribunal has ordered employer Clare County Council to pay Joseph Floyd snr, Lower Main Street, Tulla, €30,000 for unfair dismissal. Photograph: David Sleator

A tribunal has ruled that a council foreman who is alleged to have threatened to turn himself into a “human fireball” in a one-man protest has been u(...)

The HSE has emphasised that pregnant women and young children in particular should not drink water suspected of having elevated lead concentrations

Hundreds of residents on the north side of Limerick city might not be able to drink their tap water for up to a year as Irish Water works to elimina(...)

Cash payout: more than 200 former councillors are set to receive severance payments totalling in excess of €5.4 million in the wake of losing their seats in local elections or due to the abolition of councils. Photograph: David Sleator

More than 200 former councillors will share in over €5.4 million in severance payments from 12 local authorities, having retired or lost their seats (...)

Households in Co Clare have been advised not to drink tap water due to increased manganese levels in the local water supply. Photograph: The Irish Times/Stock image

Residents in parts of Co Clare are being advised not to drink tap water after a warning was put in place due to increased manganese levels in the loca(...)

The Irish men’s team celebrate following their win in last weekend’s home international in Montrose, Scotland

Congratulations to Ireland’s shore angling teams on winning gold at the home nations’ two-day championships in Montrose on the east coast of Scotland,(...)

 Donald Trump:  his Irish firm, Ireland Enterprises Ltd has lodged plans to create three separate coastal protection works fronting onto the 6th tee box and 13th green; the 14th tee and the 18th tee. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

US billionaire Donald Trump has moved to protect his €15 million Irish investment from the ravages of global warming.Ahead of his first visit to his D(...)

There are 2,000 candidates in 137 districts fighting for 949 seats on 31 county and city councils.

With some 2,000 candidates in 137 districts fighting for 949 seats on 31 county and city councils, more than half of the local election field is go(...)

Carol Gleeson, from Burren Connect, and Congella McGuire, a Clare Heritage officer,  with children from Ballyvaughan National School  examining a fossil while working on the mini dolmen removal campaign in the Burren. Photograph: Eamon Ward

The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark has been shortlisted as a finalist for a major international tourism and travel honour in the The Touris(...)