Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and  Taoiseach  Enda Kenny: €12 billion available over the lifetime of the next government, according to Noonan.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Campaigning in the general election will begin today when Fine Gael launches its “long-term economic plan”. This will include the party’s proposed “r(...)

BBC broadcaster Terry Wogan. Tributes have been paid in Limerick to Wogan, who has died at the age of 77.

Tributes have been paid in Limerick to native Terry Wogan, who was described as a “true son”of the city. Wogan died at the age of 77 after suffering (...)

Travellers protest outside Louth Co Council offices in Dundalk after the evictions of 23 familiesfrom Woodland Park halting site last week. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Louth County Council offices were bolted shut yesterday and the council’s officials were staying quiet on the ongoing controversy concerning the Trave(...)

The Woodland Park unofficial halting site in Dundalk, Co Louth from where several traveller families have been evicted. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

A number of Traveller families evicted from their homes at an unofficial halting site in Co Louth were told by a local authority official to consider (...)

Laura Quinn looks on as her mobile home is removed from the halting site at Woodland Park, Dundalk. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Residents of a Dundalk halting site watched on Wednesday as the last caravans were removed from the site on foot of a Louth County Council deadline. (...)

A mobile home being removed for transportation following an eviction notice at the site in Woodland Park, Dundalk, Co Louth. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Louth County Council’s decision to remove families from an unofficial halting site in Dundalk, citing fire safety concerns, is in breach of a directi(...)

 Ethel McDonagh and two-year-old daughter Lacey-Leah as their home was being removed following an eviction notice at the site in Woodland Park, Dundalk. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónail

Ethel McDonagh had her mother-in-law come and collect her two older children from their home yesterday to spare them seeing it towed away. “They are(...)

Louth County Council said its decision to evict Traveller families from Woodland Park (above) on the outskirts of Dundalk  was based “solely on its concerns for people’s health and safety”. File photograph: Google Street View

The solicitor representing 23 Traveller families evicted from an unofficial halting site in Dundalk, Co Louth, over the weekend plans to take a human (...)

 Tom and Elizabeth Moorehouse with their four-week-old baby Kathleen at the Traveller site where they live near Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Elizabeth (27) and Tom (23) Moorehouse brought their first baby home just before Christmas. Kathleen, born on December 11th last, shares a caravan wit(...)

Predictions for May: The new Amazon Prime motoring series begins, and the first episode consists entirely of Jeremy Clarkson speaking directly to the camera and “just saying what’s on his mind.” Three international incidents, a dozen lawsuits and one minor war result, along with a vendetta against Clarkson from Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Neil Briscoe dusted off his crystal ball to foresee the year ahead - but his predictions are about as likely to arrive as flying cars January Volksw(...)