Senior archivist Cécile Gordon, project manager of the Military Service Pensions Collection, and Capt Daniel Ayiotis in the Military Archives at Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

The widowed mother of Kevin Barry was turned down for a pension from the State because she was not a dependant of her son at the time of his death. B(...)

David Walsh, who runs software company CIM Enviro. Photograph: Alan Place

David Walsh landed in Australia on a Wednesday in 2009 with his two small children, nowhere to live and just $5,000 Australian dollars (€3,300). By Sa(...)

 Basketball National Cup: Black Amber Templeogue held firm to win 90-81 against Belfast Star. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

There were thrills, spills and upsets galore last weekend as the opening round of the Basketball National Cup got under way, with some spectacular re(...)

The Nightmare Realm’s extreme walk-through horror event, Haunt Dublin, at the RDS, is not for the faint-hearted. Photograph: Miki Barlok

Picnics and poltergeists The only way to watch a movie at Halloween is through your fingers. Scare yourself silly at an outdoor screening of Spielber(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) meets Pat O’Doherty and John McManus of ESB Networks in Kilcock on Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The clean-up following Storm Ophelia has continued on Thursday, with a crew of nearly 4,000 workers working to restore power and water supplies across(...)

Carlow Institute of Technology  mechanical engineering students  built their own single-seated Formula One style race car

Carlow Institute of Technology When is open day? Carlow Campus: November 16th Wexford Campus: November 17th Life on campus Just 10 minutes’ wal(...)

People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

Estimates of how many died vary from 300 to 800, a remarkably low figure given the ferocity of the storm

The Night of the Big Wind was the most devastating storm ever recorded in Irish history. Known as Gaeilge as “Oíche na Gaoithe Móire”, the hurricane o(...)

Ulster Bank will keep all of its branches in the Republic closed on Monday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The country’s main banks decided to close their branches in the Republic closed on Monday as businesses took precautions as Hurricane Ophelia swept ac(...)

Carlow Institute of Technology. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Institutes of technology across the State are in line for a substantial windfall as the Government gets ready to embark on a major building programme (...)