The Cabinet discussed Brexit and the health service at its meeting in UCC on Friday. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

In what should not be misinterpreted as an act of blatant provocation, Leo Varadkar and his troops rolled into Cork at the crack of dawn yesterday and(...)

The provision makes it an offence for the owner of a vehicle to allow it to be driven by a learner who is driving unaccompanied.

Legal issues are delaying the implementation of regulations on unaccompanied learner drivers, Minister for Transport Shane Ross has told the Dáil. In(...)

German fans celebrate in Windsor Park. Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

World champions Germany may have won 3-1 at Windsor Park on Thursday night but Northern Ireland are still parading, if not yet to Russia, then almost(...)

Two loopholes that allowed thousands of drivers to avoid penalty points after committing road traffic offences have been closed. File photograph: Frank Miller

Two loopholes that allowed thousands of drivers to avoid penalty points after committing road traffic offences have been closed by the introduction of(...)

Fire engulfs a stage at the Tomorrowland festival in Barcelona

About 20,000 people had to be evacuated amid a massive fire at a music festival in Spain. Images from the scene show towering flames consuming a lar(...)

One of the many antique shops in the bustling town of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, which holds Europe’s largest flea market twice a year. Photograph: Getty Images

For a small place, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue isn’t short of antiques shops. Filled with tiny, walkable quarters specialising in different types of vintage,(...)

Minister for Transport  Shane Ross has dismissed objections to the drink-driving Bill as ‘complete and utter nonsense’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Cabinet has deferred a decision on whether to allow a free vote on controversial proposals to impose a mandatory driving ban on all motorists conv(...)

In the wet: on a wet roundabout where we drove  as quickly as possible in second gear with the ESP stability control system switched off, the Roadhawk held the line

Writing 800 words on tyres is the sort of punishment normally reserved for students caught smoking in the toilets, or for carrying out an extreme wedg(...)

Conor Murray will make his 100th Munster appearance against Scarlets while Donnacha Ryan will play his 167th and final game for the province at the Aviva stadium. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Munster and Scarlets have both named unchanged starting line-ups for Saturday’s Guinness Pro 12 final at the Aviva stadium (6.15pm). Munster director(...)

Driving while holding a mobile phone became an offence in 2006. It attracts a fixed fine of €80 and three penalty points. Photograph: Istock

Of more than 12,000 people listed before the courts since January 2015 for driving while holding a mobile phone, just over a third were convicted, new(...)