Gardaí will use a range of technologies including laser hand-held speed detection devices, safety camera vans and in-car speed detection systems in a 24 hour initiative to reduce speeding on national primary and secondary roads. Photograph: The Irish Times

Gardaí began a national intensive speed enforcement operation at 7am on Friday, aimed at reducing speed-related crashes. “National Slow Down day” runs(...)

Greystones: boats from Holyhead will race over arriving at the harbour on Saturday evening. Photograph: Eric Luke

Greystones Harbour will play host to the second largest sailing event in Ireland this weekend. Greystones Sailing Club and the new harbour marina ar(...)

Gardaí will begin a 24-hour speed enforcement campaign from 7am on Friday. Photograph: The Irish Times

Town and city speed limit zones are the worst for speeding offences, new figures show. According to gardaí, nearly half of all speeding offences take (...)

Gardaí have confirmed  complaints of a wave of damage to vehicles in the Walkinstown and Crumlin areas. A  superintendent is  investigating claims money has been demanded  to ensure cars are not damaged overnight. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Allegations that youths are demanding “protection money” from motorists and have broken car windscreens and wing mirrors in south Dublin are being inv(...)

Adrian Hopkins admitted four previous shipments of arms from Libya for the IRA. He skipped bail in France but was arrested in Ireland in 1990 and in 1991 was sentenced to eight years in prison, five of which were suspended.

The daughter of the skipper of a ship that smuggled IRA arms from Libya to Ireland in the 1980s described him as “an adventurer and a risk-taker” at (...)

The food processor Arrow Group has topped the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ranking for numbers of odour complaints in 2014. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The food processor Arrow Group has topped the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ranking for numbers of odour complaints in 2014. Arrow Group,(...)

Ireland’s first “bespoke insect lodge” will provide breeding and hibernation facilities for various insects such as butterflies at a specially developed  meadow in Askeaton, Co Limerick. Photograph: Bob Eade/Butterfly Conservation/PA Wire.

Ireland’s first “bespoke insect lodge” has opened in Co Limerick. Described as a kind of country club for insects, the lodge will provide breeding an(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: said there was is a lack of transparency and a democratic deficit at local-authority level. Photograph: Eric Luke

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said comments made by Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan were “a disgrace” and showed “contempt for (...)

The exhibition ‘The Archaeology of Roads and Light Rail’, to be held in Dublin City Council’s Wood Quay venue this week, is part of Heritage Week. Photograph: Frank Miller

“The Archaeology of Roads and Light Rail” is the title of an exhibition detailing what has been learned from recent road-building schemes and the Dub(...)

The crash site in Co Waterford where Howard Cox died. Photograph: John Foley

A pilot who died when his single-engine aircraft crashed in Co Waterford was professional and spoke in a composed voice when reporting engine problems(...)