Independent Clare TD Michael Harty: claimed many successful Clare hurlers were from parts of the county that might end up in Limerick under proposed boundary changes in the McKinnon report

Clare hurlers might end up having to play for Limerick if proposed county boundary changes are implemented, the Dáil has been warned. Independent Cla(...)

 Simon Harris  said measure was part of a multi-faceted approach to turning Ireland into a tobacco-free country by 2025. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Just two TDs opposed the Government decision to increase the price of a packet of 20 cigarettes by 50 cent. Fourteen TDs contributed to the half hour(...)

President Michael D Higgins visits the under 40 horse plough competition on the opening day of the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Co Offaly. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

Isn’t it sweet the way Michael D Higgins goes all coy and bashful when asked if he fancies a second term as President? On Tuesday at the Ploughing Ch(...)

Donna Price pictured with a photo her son Darren at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore,  Co Offaly. Photograph: Tom Honan

Clutching a framed photo of her son Darren, Donna Price looks down at the other 187 frames. The white frames, with images of people killed on Irish r(...)

Rural pubs and accommodation businesses say they have been badly affected by the holiday season being cut short by the  return to school at the end of August. Photograph: Eric Luke

Pub owners in tourist counties have called for school holidays to be extended to boost sales in late August. They want a return to the traditional ba(...)

Cappeen Ringfort, Co Cork, Ireland

Independent TD, Danny Healy-Rae’s latest claim that fairies are behind the subsidence of a roadway near Killarney may seem farcical, but his defence, (...)

Michael (left) and Danny Healy-Rae:  Earnings from State contracts   revealed. Photograph: Alan Betson

A plant hire company owned by Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae has earned €8.7 million in State and county council contracts over the past two decades. The c(...)

Image from Michael Heffernan’s video of mini-tornado in Co Kildare.

Farmer Michael Heffernan was baling hay on Tuesday when a mini-tornado blew up tossing hay around in a whirlwind. An occasional videographer, he was(...)

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(...)

Alcohol limts: debate underlines our complicated relationship with drink

As if more proof was needed that this country has a, well, complicated relationship with alcohol, it is provided on the Pat Kenny Show (Newstalk, week(...)