Commuting: Loosening belts

The commuter belt counties of Kildare, Wicklow, Meath and Louth have not only seen an increase in the number of houses being sold in the first half of(...)

Rory Staunton died in April 2012 after scraping his arm during a basketball game. Photograph: Handout via The New York Times

An American senator used the first US national forum on sepsis organised by an Irish emigrant couple to unveil plans to make September National Sepsis(...)

Elaine Keogh Louth Fianna Fail deputy and former Ceann Comhairle Seamus Kirk will not contest the next general election. His decision, which was made(...)

Karin Dubsky of Coastwatch Ireland said the Government was also preparing measures to bring our seas to “good environmental status” under a new EU marine directive. Photograph: Provision

A new Foreshore Bill, about to go before the Oireachtas, will “radically change coastal responsibilities” and give ordinary citizens a chance to part(...)

Charlie Flanagan: “I believe it’s important that I’m straightforward and frank in how I deal with the partners in the Executive”

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan last night refuted Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams’ claim that electoral politics in the Republic motivate(...)

A woman in her 20s died early this morning when her car crashed in Co Louth and her body was removed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

A woman in her 20s died early this morning when her car crashed in Co Louth. She is the third person to die on Irish in 24 the past hours. The driver(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar:  said to have told a private meeting at the Fine Gael “think-in” in Co Cork on Thursday that the true level of his department’s budget adjustment in 2014 is €900 million. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Almost 300 hospital beds will be closed and 2,400 fewer high-tech operations carried out next year if the Government insists on making further spendin(...)

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan in the High Court today directed three dissident republicans must be released “forthwith” after finding the court has no jurisdiction to vary defective warrants under which they are detained.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Three dissident republicans convicted of trying to buy weapons and explosives on behalf of the Real IRA are expected to walk free from prison later to(...)

Kevin Devine  (left) and John Lynch  drowned while swimming on the Greek island of Crete on Friday evening. Tribute have been paid today to Mr Lynch, a member of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

RTÉ has paid tribute to a member of its National Symphony Orchestra who drowned along with his partner on the Greek island of Crete at the weekend. Th(...)

Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Six teenagers were arrested after a stolen car was involved in a three-vehicle collision in Termonfeckin village in Co Louth yesterday evening. (...)