A street in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photograph:  Chris Graythen/Getty Images

A member of the Garda is in a critical condition in hospital in the United States after being shot a number of times in an attempted mugging while on (...)

While hire-by-the-minute services such as GoCar already give members access to cars, these services are limited and, if you have a long journey in mind, can be prohibitively expensive. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Anyone who grew up in the late 1980s and early 1990s pretty much expected everything to be virtual by now. Our comics and sci-fi movies all confide(...)

Liam Ó Néill and Páraic Duffy in attendance at the launch of the annual report. this morning. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

The uproar which surrounded the relocation of last summer’s All-Ireland semi-final replay to the Gaelic Grounds, facilitating the Penn State/UCF Amer(...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys: Limerick must submit its bid to her department in October.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Limerick City of Culture director Mike Fitzpatrick is to lead the city’s bid for European Capital of Culture in 2020, it has been confirmed.Widely re(...)

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton said announcement was great boost for Mid West

An online ticket company is to create 100 jobs by doubling its workforce as part of a three-year expansion plan, it has announced. The Viagogo Group s(...)

Anthony Daly: “I think we have to trust our referees and make them better, not be giving out stupid bookings for stuff that I don’t think were yellow cards.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Anthony Daly believes the proposal to replace players that receive two yellow cards won’t make it through Congress. The former Dublin and Clare manage(...)

A number of rural bodies, including the IFA and Irish Rural Link, fear as many as one in four bank branches will close leaving many rural towns and villages without any local branch. Photograph: Tim O’Brien

About 1,000 people are gathering in Athlone this lunchtime to protest plans by Ulster Bank to close its Ferbane Co Offaly Branch, as well as a further(...)

A Limerick secondary school principal has described strike action as a “draconian measure” as schools around the country remain closed for the second time in two months. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A Limerick secondary school principal has described strike action as a “draconian measure” as schools around the country remain closed for the second (...)

Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy outside St John’s Cathedral in Limerick City.

A Catholic bishop has suggested that the sacrament of confirmation be taken out of primary schools and not administered until pupils reach 16 years of(...)

Snow is seen on Cooley Mountains in Co Louth. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Road conditions have improved around the country, said AA Roadwatch on Tuesday evening, following the snow and ice in recent days but it warns driv(...)