The sperm whale washed up on Mageraroarty Beach on Friday and was buried by Donegal County Council but it surfaced again on Monday. Photograph: Seamus O’Domhnaill via Facebook

A 45-ft sperm whale has been washed ashore on a Co Donegal beach again – after it was buried by Donegal County Council. The creature was initially wa(...)

The High Court has ordered Eircom to disclose the name and address of an anonymous emailer who distributed an allegedly defamatory letter about a wast(...)

‘If you are discouraging people from calling 999 in the case of a genuine emergency, that is appalling policy that is inevitably geared towards putting human lives at risk,” said Conor Faughnan of AA Roadwatch. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Almost half of the €9.3 million owed to local authority fire services by Irish homes and businesses last year was not paid, figures reveal. Accordin(...)

Donegal County Council  last night passed a motion calling on the Government to abolish water charges.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Fine Gael chief whip on Donegal County Council was among those who tonight passed a motion calling on the Government to abolish water charges.The(...)

Umbrella species: the mussels shield the future of pretty well everything else alive in our last, relatively clean rivers. Illustration: Michael Viney

The first November squalls of the new wet rain give notice of the Atlantic winter monsoon that now attends our share of climate change. The hills of t(...)

Nature’s way: The refurbished playground in Merrion Square, Dublin, which is inspired by Oscar Wilde’s story The Selfish Giant

Swings and roundabouts: What playground do you favour, and why? Email swayman@irishtimes.com or comment on the article below. We hope to publish a (...)

A court summons has been issued to Irish Water and Donegal County Council to appear at Letterkenny District Court on Tuesday.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is suing Irish Water and Donegal County Council, claiming the public water supply to Letterkenny is not u(...)

The Environmental Protection Agency is taking both Irish Water and Donegal County Council to court over the water supply for Letterkenny.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is suing Irish Water and a local council, claiming the public water supply in a major Irish town is not up t(...)

Flagstones as part of Slieve League cliff path restoration work. Photograph: Mountaineering Ireland

Mountaineering Ireland has called on Donegal County Council to halt remedial work at Slieve League, regarded as one of Europe’s finest marine cliff ri(...)

Letterkenny General Hospital: A HSE spokesman said the August flood caused minimal damage to the fabric of the hospital and there was no damage to equipment.
 

 Photograph: Trevor McBride

An investigation into a flood at a Co Donegal hospital has resulted in the digging of a huge trench as well as the stationing of a pumping vehicle at(...)