Headline act: Duran Duran had been announced as being on the bill in Killarney

Killarney Festival of Music & Food is no longer taking place in Co Kerry this weekend. The event had been due to host 36,000 people – 18,000 a (...)

Passing the Jeanie Johnston during the 94th Liffey Swim – the ship was valued less than five months ago at €700,000, but costs €240,000 a year to run as a tourist attraction. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Jeanie Johnston replica Famine ship, which cost €15 million to build, has sunk in value to €700,000, according to Dublin City Council. The ship is(...)

The number of existing active camera zones is 727 across the country’s roads and while 50 existing locations are being removed, some 370 new locations are being identified. Photograph: Frank Miller

More than 300 new locations, the majority on local and regional roads, are to be targeted by mobile speed cameras, and local authorities have been ask(...)

The operation of “a jacuzzi” in a domestic garage on the Ring of Kerry did not need planning permission, An Bord Pleanála has ruled.

The operation of “a jacuzzi” in a domestic garage on the Ring of Kerry did not need planning permission, An Bord Pleanála has ruled.A garage or store (...)

Tens of thousands of householders may, unknowingly, be poisoning their families because of lead contamination in their drinking water. The number may (...)

A letter was sent to then minister for local government Phil Hogan from Carlow County Council seeking extra funds. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Carlow County Council received an additional €1 million last year after its members vowed to take up their budget grievances with local TD and then m(...)

John Brassil: Cllr Brassil is a qualified engineer has been a councillor since 1999. Photograph: The Irish Times

The current Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, John Brassil, has been selected as the Fianna Fáil candidate in the next general election in what w(...)

John O’Donoghue: his decision not to seek a Fianna Fáil nomination for the next general election clears the way for the  party to run two candidates. Photograph: David Sleator

Former ceann comhairle John O’Donoghue’s decision not to seek a Fianna Fáil nomination for the next general election has cleared the way for the party(...)

An Taisce is seeking orders quashing a November 2014 decision of An Bord Pleanála granting approval for a road improvement scheme from Dingle (above) to Annascaul and from Gortbreagoge to Camp Road. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A challenge by An Taisce to planning approval for a controversial €65m road widening scheme on the N86 road between Tralee and Dingle is to be fast-tr(...)

A pensioner who suffered severe spinal injuries when he fell while crossing rocks on a Kerry beach was left waiting two hours for an ambulance, an inquest at the Dublin Coroner’s Court has heard

A pensioner who suffered severe spinal injuries when he fell while crossing rocks on a Kerry beach was left waiting two hours for an ambulance, an inq(...)