A  heatwave in May  contributed to fires in Galway, Sligo, Roscommon, Cork and Donegal. Photograph: Getty Images

Local authorities have asked the public to remain vigilant during August to prevent a repeat of the May gorse and forest fires in what is the traditio(...)

A Co Galway-based secondary school teacher has launched a court challenge against her proposed transfer from the school she has taught at for 17 years(...)

Fr Norman Davitt does not smoke and has lived moderately, but says: “The genes are good.”

It will be a long time before we see the likes of Fr Norman Davitt again. He is 96 and on August 19th, he will celebrate the 70th anniversary of his (...)

The Reek Sunday pilgrimage on Croagh Patrick. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

A clash between religion and GAA fervour on national pilgrimage day to Croagh Patrick yesterday produced what was accepted on all sides as an honourab(...)

Anne Byrne and Frances Morley, wives of the slain gardaí pictured at the ceremony. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has unveiled a monument in Co Roscommon to honour two gardaí killed in the line of duty after a bank robbery in (...)

Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, which has suffered as a result of State planning policy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As Brexit approaches, the development of Ireland’s regions will come into even sharper focus. Exporting sectors, such as agri-food, tourism and tradit(...)

HSE chief executive Tony O’Brien pointed to the reform of cancer care in the 2000s. “A lot of unpopular and hard decisions were made at that time.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The health service is still dogged by a lack of political support for difficult decisions about services in smaller hospitals, HSE chief Tony O’Brien (...)

Cheesy photo op Award: A shot taken from the Twitter feed of Leo Varadkar of himself and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau jogging in Phoenix Park, Dublin in July. File photograph: @campaignforleo/PA Wire

For Promoting Better Public Understanding of Science Danny Healy-Rae. Without Danny how would we know that climate change is a swizz and that driving(...)

The  woman is accused of indecently assaulting her daughter and jointly raping her with her then husband in the late 1970s

A 71-year-old woman who had difficulty “staying wide awake” during High Court proceedings is to be surrendered to the United Kingdom where she faces c(...)

Damola Adetosoye

A teenager who drowned while swimming in the river Shannon has been described as “a great soccer fan and a powerful, respectful player”. Damola Adeto(...)