Independent TD Tom Fleming: ‘The inner parts of towns are becoming denuded of people because of the growth of large multiples on the outskirts.’ Photograph: David Sleator

Independent TD Tom Fleming claimed there was a “two-speed” economic recovery under way.He said while Dublin and some of the larger cities and urban ar(...)

Alan Markham: in action for Clare in his playing days.

A 19-year-old Ennis man was yesterday jailed for two years for robbing former Clare hurler Alan Markham of €75.In Christmas 2013, the Munster senior t(...)

Bus Éireann has cited  commercial obligations as a pretext for considering cuts to some services. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Bus Éireann has agreed to temporarily suspend plans to cut part of its Dublin to Cork Expressway service following a public meeting in opposition to t(...)

 Aidan Fogarty and Will Young of IT Carlow compete in the air with Paul Flaherty of LIT during their Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-final at Limerick IT, Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

Limerick IT 1-15 IT Carlow 0-14 A quarter-final that finally got the green light saw Davy Fitzgerald’s Limerick IT ease through to the last four at th(...)

Waves  at The Great South Wall at Poolbeg in Dublin. Met Eireann has issued orange and yellow wind warnings to last until 10am on Tuesday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times/File photo

About 4,000 ESB customers across the country are without power following heavy overnight winds and thunderstorms. The worst affected areas are in the (...)

 Jonathan (Jonny) Byrne of  Tomard, Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow  lost his life on February 1st, 2014 at Milford Bridge

A 19-year-old County Carlow man consumed a cocktail of three brands of spirits in a pint glass as part of a Neknominate social media challenge, before(...)

Leila Dube from Galway marching with asylum seekers, refugees and supporters during a protest about direct provision at the Department of Justice last November.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Department of Justice-appointed working group on direct provision has been accused by a group working with asylum seekers of failing to take into (...)

Kelly Proper on her way to winning the women’s 200m final at the National Senior Indoor Championships at the Athlone International Arena. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

IAN O’RIORDAN Only a medical student could talk about recruiting as many fast twitch muscle fibres as possible in such exact terms. For Mark English (...)

A view of Cork city’s skyline. Dr Aodh Quinlivan of UCC said the task set for the Smiddy Review Group to examine local government reform in Cork might require more time than the September deadline set by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Photograph: Ian Gethings/Getty.

A review group set up to examine local government reform in Cork and whether Cork city should get a boundary extension may not have time to carry out(...)

‘If you are discouraging people from calling 999 in the case of a genuine emergency, that is appalling policy that is inevitably geared towards putting human lives at risk,” said Conor Faughnan of AA Roadwatch. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Almost half of the €9.3 million owed to local authority fire services by Irish homes and businesses last year was not paid, figures reveal. Accordin(...)