The Standards in Public Office Commission has issued a damning report into the behaviour of Longford County Council chief executive Tim Caffrey. Photograph: Willie Farrell

Longford County Council chief executive Tim Caffrey is disputing the negative findings of a Standards in Public Office Commission inquiry into his beh(...)

Artist’s impression of the planned resort at Newcastle Wood, Co Longford: The plan envisages building 500 chalets on the 375-acre site in the midlands. Photograph: PA

A planning application for the €233 million Center Parcs project has been formally submitted to Longford County Council. The UK-based leisure g(...)

Tim Caffrey: claims he declared his interest in the property before the council applied for the grant and that he had no direct involvement in the grant process. Photograph: Willie Farrell.

The chief executive of Longford County Council is to face a public hearing into an alleged breach of ethics. The Standards in Public Office Commiss(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Centre Parcs UK chief executive Martin Dalby in Newcastle Woods during the announcement in April of 1,000 jobs for Co Longford with plans for a new Center Parcs in Ballymahon. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Leisure giant Center Parcs is to unveil a scale model of its proposed Irish development in Ballymahon, Co Longford next month. The €200 million Cent(...)

 Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. File photograph: Dave Meehan

A “strong cultural resistance” from some local authorities and lenders is causing the mortgage-to-rent scheme to “struggle”, the Department of the (...)

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(...)