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(...)

Mountain biking is just one of a growing number of activities that are making the Alps a year-round destination. Photograph: Jean-Baptiste Bieuville/Portes Du Soleil

It is counterintuitive to point a bicycle down a mountain and under no circumstances apply the brakes. But our instructor is three times women’s wo(...)

Ireland’s Greg Broderick, Bertram Allen, Darragh Kenny, Conor Swail and Cian O’Connor ahead at the RDS. The Aga Khan starts at 3pm on Friday. Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

Tipperary rider Greg Broderick will make his debut in the Aga Khan on Friday, while Cian O’Connor is set to make his 100th Nation’s Cup appearance.(...)

Some 117 disqualified drivers have been arrested and charged in just six weeks since gardaí were given new powers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Some 117 disqualified drivers have been arrested and charged in just six weeks since gardaí were given new powers. Gardaí have said the new measures m(...)

The traffic collision findings are contained in data compiled by the Garda and sent to the Road Safety Authority. Photograph: Getty Images 3:11

Summer is the most most dangerous time of the year to be on Irish roads, an analysis of traffic collision data over recent years shows. Between 2010 a(...)

Minister for Transport Pascal Donohue says the  commencement order will soon be signed into law. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Fourteen new penalty point offences introduced last year cannot be correctly applied to driving licences when a motorist is convicted in court becaus(...)

Albert Adría’s Bodega 1900  does great tapas

As co-owners of our own tapas restaurant in Dublin, Las Tapas de Lola, and with Anna from Barcelona (and Vanessa an avid lover of the city having l(...)

The number of road checkpoints has declined as resources have been pulled into other areas. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Almost four out of five drivers disqualified in court are failing to surrender their licence, figures from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) show. (...)

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(...)

 Government sources argue there is no single reason for the increase in road deaths  again last year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Road users are most likely to lose their lives in counties where the fewest penalty points have been issued, official figures indicate. An Iris(...)