A farmer in Kerry faced a demand to return a grant of €25,000 to the Department of Agriculture after his land was flooded. Photograph: Thinkstock

A farmer faced a demand from the Department of Agriculture to repay a €25,000 forestry grant after his land was flooded and his crop destroyed. The (...)

Ombudsman Emily Reilly said she intended to report the HSE’s ’obstruction’ of her investigation to the Oireachtas. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive is to pay total compensation of €168,000 to two women after it failed to provide them with nursing home care on th(...)