A stag party pictured in Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

An international tourism expert has said he would never recommend Dublin to anyone for a short break as the city is a “rip-off”. Professor Michael H(...)

Claire O’Brien from Ballinlough, Cork with her son Conor attempting to travel to Dublin for the soccer international, at Kent Train Station, Cork during industrial action halting services. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Dr Philip Kavanagh had just finished a 12 hour night shift in the Emergency Department of Sligo University Hospital and was tired when he arrived at t(...)

An Bord Pleanála cited concerns over flooding in denying permission for the development of a Lidl shop outside Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

An Bord Pleanála has refused permission for a two-storey Lidl shop and off-licence on the outskirts of Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim. Outlining the(...)

A surfer prepares for the evening waves on Strandhill beach at the Surf Summit in Sligo. Photograph: Elaine Kelly

Hundreds of Web Summit attendees made the break for the West lured by stand up paddling around the lake isle of Innisfree, kayaking on Lough Gill and (...)

Bruno Beo, owner of Bruno’s bar and restaurant in Boyle, shows the clear water from a filtration system he installed. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Inside the door of the SuperValu supermarket in Boyle, Co Roscommon, there is a queue at the machine dispensing filtered water. It costs just 50 cent(...)

BANK OF America has sold its Irish credit card portfolio to Apollo Global Management less than a year after selling its Spanish credit card unit to th(...)