The tombstone of John Parr, the first British soldier killed in World War I, on August 21st, 1914, at the Military Cemetery of Saint-Symphorien in Spiennes, Mons. Photograph: Benoit Doppagne/AFP/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins is to attend an official British commemoration for the start of the first World War at Mons in Belgium. He will be among (...)

State properties should be made available to local authorities to address the housing crisis, Independent TD Clare Daly has told the Dáil. Photograph: The Irish Times

State properties should be made available to local authorities to address the housing crisis, Independent TD Clare Daly has told the Dáil.“It is an in(...)

Galway Heritage Officer Dr Jim Higgins with two stone axe heads, thought to be more than 5,000 years old, found on the Galway coastline. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Archaeologists have identified yet more historic material thrown up by the new year storms on the Atlantic seaboard, including a pink granite q(...)

Air Corps crew and OPW workers remove a delivery of stone from the helipad on Skellig Michael. Photographs: David Sleator 1:25

The Air Corps has flown restoration materials by helicopter to Skellig Michael, off the Kerry coast, for the third time, a month before the Une(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has refused to rule out the introduction of a levy to help flood victims secure adequate insurance protection. A 1 per cen(...)

Walworth Road in Dublin, the location of the Jewish Museum and the site for the new and larger museum. Photograph: David Sleator

An Bord Pleanála’s recent decision to refuse permission for 10 tall wind turbines in Co Offaly will be an enormous encouragement to communities(...)

Minister of State Brian Hayes: Fund existed for flood-damage aid 0:30

Local authorities have been asked by Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) Brian Hayes to submit their applic(...)

Residents use a boat to navigate flood waters after a flash flood on the Lee Estate in Limerick City.

The recent spate of floods has extracted a terrible emotional toll on the people whose homes and businesses have been flooded. Not only that, but they(...)

Measures to deal with the damage from flooding will be discussed at next week’s Cabinet meeting, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said. He said the D(...)

The sea pounds Clontarf. Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he agreed that climate change was having a serious and unprecedented impact on the Republic. 
He said 
The current estimate of providing flood defences for Cork was between ¤50 million 
and ¤100
. The OPW had spent ¤50.6 million 
in Cork in the past six years.

The Cabinet would hear an update today on the flooding throughout the State, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said.This would be followed by a full report from Mi(...)