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 (...)

Three men and a juvenile male were arrested following an attempted armed robbery in Piltown. Photograph: Frank Miller

Gardaí have arrested four men in Co Kilkenny following an attempted armed robbery at a pub in Skough, Piltown. The raid took place shortly after 10.(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall arrive at Hillsborough Castle on Wednesday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrive in Dublin on Wednesday afternoon, where they will be greeted by President Michael D Higgins and his wife,(...)

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, Galway, before excavations began. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Government is considering expanding the scope of the inquiry into mother and baby homes to include a far greater number of institutions than initi(...)

Joe Collins, of Mealy’s, with the tiger head that sold for €1,000 at an auction in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

A pair of tables from the collection of Sir Anthony O’Reilly has sold for 10 times their estimate at an auction that also featured a Victorian-era stu(...)

Man-made treasures such as the Great Western Greenway in Mayo pulls scores of walkers and cyclists to the region. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

My Irish tourism road trip comprised six days, 950 miles, 20 counties, 28 interviews, a couple of mild hangovers and one inescapable conclusion: when (...)

The replica emigrant sailing ship the Dunbrody in New Ross Co Wexford after her launching yesterday. PHOTOGRAPH - FRANK MILLER 11.2.01 The replica emigrant sailing ship the Dunbrody in New Ross Co Wexford after her launching yesterday. PHOTOGRAPH - FRANK MILLER 11.2.01

The Wild Atlantic Way route developed by Fáilte Ireland lit a fuse under the tourism industry on the western side of the country. Now, the tourism age(...)

Mairéad Frisby from Tipperary (centre, in blue and gold), a special needs assistant at Grennan College in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, with students in Kilkenny colours ahead of this weekend’s All-Ireland Hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

It can be a lonely life for one Tipperary fan, ensconced deep in enemy territory in Kilkenny. Mairéad Frisby is from Mullinahone in Tipperary, just (...)

The scene of a fatal crash on the N24 at Piltown, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

A man arrested in connection with a suspected hit-and-run in Co Kilkenny was released on Friday morning. The victim, in his 20s, died after the car (...)

Post office robbery: Gardaí praised the quick thinking of a father and son and another local man who detained a raider who was carrying what turned out to be an imitation gun

Three members of the public jumped on a man who had just robbed a post office in Mullinavat, Co Kilkenny. The raider went into the post office at 12.(...)