Defeated Labour TD Anne Ferris: “Losing your seat is a blow to your self-confidence. I have now joined the ranks of the unemployed and I am hoping something will turn up.’’ Photograph: Fergal Phillips

Defeated Labour Wicklow TD Anne Ferris felt a deep sadness when she recently closed her constituency office in Bray. “We were still getting telephone(...)

Shane Curran, Fianna Fáil election candidate in the Roscommon-Galway constituency during his canvass at Ballinasloe Mart. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

There is a story in Shane Curran’s autobiography Cake in which he recalls the final moments of the Connacht minor final of 1989. Galway are beating R(...)

 Minister for Transport Paschal Donohue said on Friday the money from the severe weather fund would ensure local and regional roads were repaired as quickly as possible. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

About €85 million will the given to councils to fix roads across the country after the storms and flood damage. Minister for Transport Paschal Donoh(...)

Members of the  Save Roscommon campaign.

On a map, the 30 sq km of Roscommon that is being proposed as an addition to Westmeath looks like a square wedge marked off by one of those colonial l(...)

View over Lough Key from Moylurg Tower: “This lovely spot has thrown off the shackles of grim history to become a happy place.”

Recently, with the papers full of a planned Forest Activity Park at Newcastle Woods in County Longford, I decided to explore the one which already ex(...)

 Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. File photograph: Dave Meehan

A “strong cultural resistance” from some local authorities and lenders is causing the mortgage-to-rent scheme to “struggle”, the Department of the (...)

Roscommon County  Council paid €92,500 to three debt collection  agencies in 2014, far more than any other local authority.

Roscommon County Council spent more on third-party debt collection agencies than any other local authority last year, according to new figures. Resear(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly and Minister for State Paudie Coffey pictured at Lord Edward St in Limerick city where they announced housing targets for each local authority area. Photograph: Press 22

Local authorities that achieve their targets set out in a €1.5 billion social housing plan designed to reduce the housing waiting lists by a quarter w(...)

Michael and Mae Lambert were married for more than six decades. Photograph: Edward Lambert

Ireland’s oldest man, Michael Lambert from Co Roscommon, has died aged 107.Lambert, who was born on October 5th, 1907, in Clooneygrasson, Castlerea, (...)

Cllr Maura Hopkins pictured with Taoiseach Enda Kenny. She was last night selected as the Fine Gael candidate for the Roscommon-South Leitrim byelection. Photograph: Fine Gael/Twitter

Cllr Maura Hopkins was last night selected as the Fine Gael candidate for the Roscommon-South Leitrim byelection.A date for the election to replace fo(...)