A century ago this month, as Europe was at war and plans were being made for an Irish rebellion, a motley multinational group of adventurers led by Ernest Shackleton  was stranded in ice thousands of miles away on the Antarctic. Photograph: Scott Polar Research Institute/University of Cambridge/PA.

A century ago this month, as Europe was at war and plans were being made for an Irish rebellion, a motley multinational group of adventurers was stran(...)

Catherine Murphy TD with candidates Anne-Marie McNally and Glenna Lynch. Photograph: Eric Luke

Catherine Murphy (Social Democrats) was first elected to the Dáil in March 2005 in the byelection to replace departing EU commissioner Fianna Fail’s C(...)

Polling day. I love polling days. File photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Friday. Woke up, which, at my time of life I consider a really good start to the day. Polling day. I love polling days. I like voting. In Co Down and(...)

 Minister for Transport Paschal Donohue said on Friday the money from the severe weather fund would ensure local and regional roads were repaired as quickly as possible. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

About €85 million will the given to councils to fix roads across the country after the storms and flood damage. Minister for Transport Paschal Donoh(...)

The mother has been on the Council’s housing list for some years, having gone on it prior to her children being born.

Accommodation has been found for a homeless family who went to court in desperation last month after being refused emergency accommodation by Kildare (...)

 The woman feared the “detrimental” effect on the health of her children, aged one and two and already with ailments, if the family has to sleep rough. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A legal action by a mother and her two young children over Kildare County Council’s refusal to provide them with emergency homeless accommodation will(...)

A mother and her two young children fear they will have “to sleep rough” because Kildare County Council have refused to provide them with emergency ac(...)

Aeriel footage of flooding in Clonmel, Co Tipperary.

Residents of the Kilganey area of Clonmel, Co Tipperary are leaving their homes this evening as the river Suir continues to rise. The decision was t(...)

Thomas Reid: appealed IDA CPO. Photograph:  Collins Courts

It’s no secret that foreign direct investment has been in the vanguard of Ireland’s economic wars. Pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and tech giants have(...)

The Curragh has barely changed structurally in the 50 years since Bing Crosby welcomed home his 1965 Irish Derby winner Meadow Court.

The word ‘momentous’ was repeatedly used at the launch of the Curragh’s €65 million redevelopment project and it was apt since rarely can nearly 200 y(...)