Gale force winds will bring with them a wind chill effect, with highest temperatures of just 2 to 5 degrees. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Motorists have been urged to drive with care as wet, windy and even snowy weather is expected to sweep across the country.Met Éireann has issued two s(...)

Sinn Féin’s plans to abolish water charges and the property tax would cost the Irish taxpayer €  1.3 billion according to Labour Party leader Joan Burton.

Sinn Féin’s plans to abolish water charges and the property tax would cost the Irish taxpayer € 1.3 billion according to Labour Party leader Joan Burt(...)

Four searches, the most recent in September 2013, have been carried out in Bragan Bog, Co Monaghan, since 1999, but Columba McVeigh’s remains have yet to be found.

A Catholic bishop is on Wednesday night appealing “in the name of humanity” to anyone with information about where one of the Disappeared, Columba McV(...)

A scene in Clontibret, Co Monaghan yesterday as the cold snap continues. Photograph:  Philip Fitzpatrick

Met Eireann has issued a warning for snowfalls of up to 3cm overnight on Saturday into Sunday as air temperatures are forecast to fall as low as -4 d(...)

Affable US vice-president Joe Biden sweet-talked wives, cooed at children and kissed daughters. “I like kids better than people,” he was heard to say. Photograph: Reuters

Joe Biden has a mouth that can sometimes land him in hot water, but the jocular US vice-president came into his own at the Senate ceremonial swearing-(...)

Steve Tormey, chief executive Toyota Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Early forecourt forecasts suggest 2015 will see the motor trade exceed 100,000 new car sales, a psychological benchmark for a business sector batte(...)

Mick Foley: “I’m teaching full-time at the moment [in Maynooth post-primary school] and I’m also now doing a course outside of teaching.”  Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kildare will have to do without former All Star full-back Mick Foley for the 2015 season; in fact it’s unlikely he will appear again in the white of K(...)

 Meath’s Seán Tobin scores a goal past Longford goalkeeper Paddy Collum at Pairc Táilteann. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Meath 1-17 Longford 1-9Last year’s beaten finalists Meath are on the cusp of a semi-final spot in the O’Byrne after seeing off the feeble challenge of(...)

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital,  Drogheda: the overcrowding was so bad at least one patient decided to go home without having necessary medical tests done. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

“It is wall-to-wall trolleys,” said Des Perkins outside Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, Co Louth on Tuesday.He was there with his niece Megh(...)

‘A truly international series of concerts in Croke Park and around the country with artists such as Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Vedran Smailovic (above) and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and a rich mix of Irish and “world” music, literature and visual image would show that Ireland is no insular, introspective island on the edge of Europe but an open-minded, creative force for true independence of spirit and action.’ Photograph:  EVSTAFIEV/AFP/Getty Images

A cellist stands in the midst of war and plays music to mourn the dead and defy the killers. A historic handshake between a former IRA leader and the (...)