President  Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina  visit the Irish Support Agency in Bondi in Sydney Australia. Photograph: Maxwells

President Michael D Higgins paid tribute to the work of the Irish Support Agency in the Sydney suburb of Bondi for the help they provide to members of(...)

Tree surgeon James Moran working on a fallen tree at Bayswater Terrace, Sandycove during Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The clean-up operation following Storm Ophelia is continuing this weekend, with crews working to restore power and water supplies across the country. (...)

Fiona Shaw: “What we are trying to find is the opera behind the opera”

September 13th Driving across the bridge; the two Pugin steeples; in minutes we are swallowed by Wexford’s streets. The corridors of the opera house (...)

The M50 - a ‘highway to hell’ 2:37

Bumper-to-bumper traffic has turned Dublin’s M50 motorway into a “highway to hell” for many road users. With economic recovery and rising employment, (...)

Sean Hogan from the National Emergency Co-ordination Group said severe coastal and river flooding was unlikely. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Storm Brian is just a “run of the mill storm” albeit one which is badly timed, the State’s national director of emergency planning Sean Hogan has said(...)

As part of the initiative gardai have released a list of some of the locations at which they will be based. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gardai will be out in force early on Friday morning to crack down on speeding on Irish roads. National “Slow Down Day” is being conducted to raise a(...)

Monart Spa: hotel’s owner Griffin Hotel Group reported a 9% increase in  revenue in 2016. Photograph: Cathy Reynolds/Kennedy PR

The Griffin Hotel Group, which owns a number of hotels in the southeast of Ireland, has posted accounts for 2016 showing revenue growth of 9 per cent (...)

A power cut in Lili Petrik’s  home in Innishannon, Co Cork, following Storm Ophelia. Lili’s mother warms herbal tea using  tealights. The house is also without heating. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

About 52,000 customers remained without electricity in Cork city and county on Wednesday with reconnection expected over the next two days. ESB Netw(...)

The scene was preserved and assistance was sought from the office of the State Pathologist after skeletal remains were discovered at a beach in Wexford. A forensic anthropologist subsequently attended the beach. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Skeletal remains discovered at a beach in Wexford are believed to date to the Iron Age. Gardaí confirmed the discovery of what proved to be a comple(...)

Tipperary fullback James Barry is on the Ireland Shinty squad. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary’s 2016 All-Ireland winning fullback James Barry is joined by Lee Chin (Wexford), John McGrath (Tipperary) and Conor Lehane (Cork) in this ye(...)