Visitors to the Jack & Jill garden which won a silver medal at the 2013 Bloom festival. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:44

Stilettos, craft beer and WB Yeats are among the inspirations for some of the 25 show gardens to be unveiled at Bloom gardening and food festival in P(...)

The Labour Party website highlighting the search for a new party general secretary.

The Labour Party has advertised for a new general secretary. The move follows current general secretary David Leach’s recent announcement that he is r(...)

David Leach pictured in 2002. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Labour Party’s general secretary David Leach is resigning to take up a position as director of communications with the charity Goal. He was announ(...)

Sharon Commins who was joint winner of the award in 2009. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Nominations are invited for the 2015 Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award which honours a person or organisation doing outstanding humanit(...)

Goal chief executive Barry Andrews said hospitals in Nepal were overrun and huge numbers of people had been left homeless and were sleeping rough. Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images

Dóchas, the Irish umbrella group of development NGOs said 10 Irish aid agencies were on the ground in Nepal and had issued appeals for help. It encou(...)

A Nepalese resident sits near buildings in Kathmandu that were  severely damaged by the earthquake which occurred on Saturday morning. Photograph: Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images.

Up to 100 Irish citizens are now tought to be in the region of Nepal left devastated by an earthquake, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.An emerg(...)

Pictured at the funeral of Circuit Court judge Katherine Delahunt at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, from left, Supreme Court Justice John Mc Menamin, Court of Appeal president  Sean Ryan, Sarah O Hagan, Circuit Court judge John O’Hagan and Finbar Fox SC. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Judge Katherine Delahunt was a vibrant, warm, loving and loved person, who was “always up for a bit of mischief” her funeral Mass heard this morning. (...)

A spokesman for the Department of Justice confirmed the Irish Government plans to admit 100 Syrian refugees in 2015 and a further 120 in 2016, but will keep the situation under “regular review”. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

The Irish State must open its doors to more than 700 Syrians in order to resettle a “fair share” of the nearly four million refugees seeking asylum(...)

Minister for Development Seán Sherlock said Ireland’s contribution would fund humanitarian supplies, health, education, water and sanitation services, as well as measures to protect children. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland will provide €12 million in funding and emergency supplies to help people affected by the humanitarian crisis in Syria, Minister of State for(...)

Two members of GOAL’s Syrian staff have suffered serious injuries following an air strike in northern Syria. Pictures shows the aftermath of an air strike near Tikrit from Friday. Photograph: Reuters

Two members of GOAL’s Syrian staff have suffered serious injuries following an air strike in northern Syria. One of the staff members is in a critical(...)