Seeing the woods from the trees: A forest trail at Center Parcs Longleat

One of the UK’s largest holiday resorts is unveiling its plans on Thursday to build a €100 million complex in Co Longford that would employ more than (...)

Plans for Longford are a similar size to Center Parcs’s Woburn Forest park (pictured). Photograph: Center Parcs

One of the UK’s largest holiday resorts is set to submit planning permission to build a € 100 million complex in Co Longford that would create more th(...)

Judge Hughes jailed pig farmer Donal Connaughton for 10 weeks and fined him €3,000 with €5,400 costs. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A pig farmer has been jailed after a judge labelled him “an absolute disgrace” for failing to prevent an environmental time bomb from threatening lake(...)

New cathaoirleach Cllr Kevin Sheahan is congratulated by Limerick City and County Council councillors. The recently amalgamated council will pay €565,000 in gross payments to former members. Photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22

Ten local authorities will make payments totalling almost €3.7 million to former members of city, county, borough and town councils who retired or l(...)

Tallies show the Fine Gael vote holding up well in Longford but a change of guard in local independents. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A recount was called in Longford after the sixth count in the Granard ward left Fine Gael’s Frank Kilbride trailing Sinn Féin’s John Reilly by just th(...)