As part of the initiative gardai have released a list of some of the locations at which they will be based. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gardai will be out in force early on Friday morning to crack down on speeding on Irish roads. National “Slow Down Day” is being conducted to raise a(...)

Three people have been arrested following a drugs seizure in Edgeworthstown, Co Longford. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Three people have been arrested following a drugs seizure in Edgeworthstown, Co Longford. A man in his 30s, a woman in her 20s and a woman in her 50s(...)

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 (...)

Hurricane winds collapsed a stand at Turners Cross, Cork city during Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A storm red warning remains in operation countrywide as Hurricane Ophelia centres on the north of the country and begins to clear northeastwards. Eve(...)

After Tralee, Co Kerry at 19 weeks, the longest waiting times by test centre are Athlone (17 weeks), Donegal (17 weeks), Roscommon (16.8 weeks), Mallow (16.7 weeks). Photograph: Getty Images

Driving test waiting times have risen to an average of 13 weeks, with the longest waiting times in Tralee, Co Kerry, at almost five months, according (...)

Fr Pierre Pepper delivers mass at St Rynagh’s Roman Catholic Church in the village of Banagher County Offaly in March 2nd, 2015. File photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Offaly is the most Catholic county in Ireland while Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown is the least Catholic, according to new Census data published by the Centra(...)

Gill Meller: the River Cottage chef will be cooking a harvest supper at Burtown House, Co Kildare on October 20th

Chef and River Cottage team member Gill Meller, whose cookery book Gather was one of last year’s food publishing highlights, is coming to Ireland to c(...)

The ‘Hospitality Hero’ award went to  James and Beryl Kearney and Gary O’Hanlon of Viewmount House in Longford.

Following on from the Michelin awards on Monday, the great and good of Ireland’s food and drink world gathered in Dublin on Tuesday morning for Georgi(...)

The Abortion Rights Campaign after a press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

We can expect to see a lot of international television crews reporting from Ireland over the next few months as the country moves towards holding a re(...)

The total homeless population in August this year was 8,270, compared with 8,160 in July and 6,611 in August last year. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of homeless children across the State has risen above 3,000 for the first time, latest figures from the Department of Housing show. The m(...)