File photograph of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick. Photograph: Court Collins.

A trial date has been confirmed for former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick on charges of breaching the Companies Act. Mr FitzPatrick (66) (...)

Senator Mary White says Dublin residents have complained to her about being placed in the wrong postal district. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil Senator Mary White has claimed the new Eircode system is placing householders in the wrong geographical area. She told the Seanad that Dub(...)

The community programme of the 1916 commemorations will be launched by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

More than 1,800 events have been confirmed for next year’s Easter Rising commemorations. The public’s response to a call for events to be organised (...)

The late Rónán MacLochlainn’s partner Gráinne Nic Gib arriving for a hearing in September of the commission of investigation into his fatal shooting. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An RTÉ journalist who came upon the scene of a botched cash-in-transit robbery in which Real IRA member Rónán MacLochlainn was shot dead said the situ(...)

Pat Deering pictured with party leader Enda Kenny: “I do not see any benefit in going in November. We will have more of a benefit from the budget in February.” Photograph: Liam Sweeney.

The general election will be held in early 2016 rather than in November, a majority of Fine Gael TDs believe. The Irish Times made contact with 34 Fi(...)

European Commissioner for Rural Development Phil Hogan, centre, with Lucy O’Brien and Sean Atkinson, chief executive of Siro. photograph: photocall ireland

A rural community in Co Laois is benefiting from Ireland’s fastest commercial broadband service, thanks to an initiative by Vodafone-ESB joint venture(...)

A McDonald’s drive-thru is to be located near three schools in Greystones. Photograph: PA

Planning permission has been approved for a McDonals drive-thru restaurant, located opposite three schools at the Blacklion Centre in Greystones, Co W(...)

The Commission of Investigation into the shooting of Ronan MacLochlainn  was established by the Government in July of last year after the dead man’s partner Grainne Nic Gib (above) took her case to the European Court of Human Rights.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Garda sergeant who shot dead Real IRA man Ronan MacLochlainn during a botched armed raid in 1998 was shot dead accidentally by an armed colleague th(...)

Garda forensic collision investigators are currently examining the scene, the road is closed and local traffic diversions are in place. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí in Ashford are appealing for witnesses following a fatal crash in Co Wicklow. At approximately 11.30am on Tuesday a man in his 80s was killed (...)

Relaxing in Powerscourt Hotel, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow,  winner of the AA Hotel of the Year 2015

Jingle bells will be ringing around the country as more hotels are decking the halls with boughs of holly and opening for Christmas this year. (...)