Marcella Corcoran Kennedy. Offaly now has no elected female representatives at council level, though two of its three TDs are women: Offaly-North Tipperary’s TDs are Ms Corcoran Kennedy, Barry Cowen  and Carol Nolan

Offaly’s only female councillor was replaced by a man at a meeting of the county council on Monday. Cllr Tony McCormack was co-opted to replace Fian(...)

Riverside  at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin. While high-end tech and financial companies may be moving into Dublin 2, many have large space requirements which may  not fit the specifications of what is available

Despite reports of strong demand for office space in the centre of Dublin, Dublin 2, one of the city’s core business districts, has a commercial vacan(...)

Electrical sales from Bord na Móna’s Mountlucas and Bruckana wind farms fell by €5.2 million for the 12 months to the end of March. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bord na Móna has taken a €14 million hit on the purchase of a UK horticulture business, which was found to be in breach of the environmental regulatio(...)

Mountlucas wind farm in Co Offaly, owned by Bord na Móna. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It has not been a particularly good year for Bord na Móna, one of the Republic’s oldest State companies. On Monday it reported that pretax profits wer(...)

The incidents in Edenderry included damaged windows at Edenderry Garda station

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in relation to a number of criminal incidents which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The incidents(...)

Court hears information came from the Department of Social Protection

Two Garda brothers and a civil servant passed confidential information on to a private detective agency, a court heard on Monday. Private investigat(...)

Senator Rónán Mullen presents an Easter chicken to Senator Michelle Mulherin outside Leinster House. Photograph: John Mc Elroy.

Hot on the heels of the cuckoo comes Rónán Mullen and his chickens. It is a sure sign that Easter is on the way when the Galway Senator arrives in Le(...)

George Davis has been selling newspapers around the shopping centre and other areas of Dún Laoghaire for almost 40 years. Photograph: Collins

Dún Laoghaire news vendor George Davis may sell newspapers at the entrance to the Co Dublin town’s main shopping centre for the rest of his life, a co(...)

Burren boreen. Photograph: David Kavanagh

No matter what way you look at it, cycling is booming. Encouraged by the Cycle to Work Scheme, more and more people are realising the benefits of comm(...)

Elderly rights and rural affairs groups say questions need to be asked about Garda resourcing in rural areas following the murder of a pensioner in Wa(...)