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 (...)

Estimates of how many died vary from 300 to 800, a remarkably low figure given the ferocity of the storm

The Night of the Big Wind was the most devastating storm ever recorded in Irish history. Known as Gaeilge as “Oíche na Gaoithe Móire”, the hurricane o(...)

  Apple for Athenry: A group  supporting the planned Apple data centre in Galway celebrate after the judicial review rejected both challenges to  the project. Photograph: Courtpix

More than two and a half years after Apple first announced it would invest €850 million in a data centre in Athenry, it all came down to a judicial re(...)

Marta Herda knew her passenger Csaba Orsos could not swim. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Ruaidhrí­ Giblin A 30-year-old woman who drove a man who loved her into a deep harbour, where he drowned, has lost an appeal against her conviction (...)

Lee Cote is minutes from Bray seafront and has rear views of Bray Head. Built in 1923, a 1970s extension added two bedrooms but kept the original foot(...)

 President Michael D  Higgins after he received a Honorary Doctorate from pro-chancellor Penelope Flett at the University of Australia in Perth,  Australia. Photograph:  Maxwell’s

President Michael D Higgins thanked the Irish communities of Western Australia for “extending the hand of friendship” to the new waves of emigrants wh(...)

Michael McElligott of Tetrarch: has not said whether Tetrarch will bid for the hotel. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Estate agent JLL is seeking upwards of €4.8 million for the freehold of Clonmel Park Hotel in Co Tipperary, which is currently leased by Irish investo(...)

Three defendants, including Beaumont Hospital, will meet a settlement of €25,000 to a woman who was kicked and pushed by an agency nurse during an incident in 2011.   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

An 83-year-old woman, who was kicked twice in the legs and several times pushed forcefully back into her chair while being fed by a health carer at Be(...)

Richard Bruton: he  has appointed an external investigator to examine the ETB’s functions into “public procurement, usage and disposal of assets and propriety matters”

The chief executive of an education board which is being investigated following concerns over conflicts of interest has announced he will retire befor(...)

‘Portrait of Mary Barron Tottie’ by Sir John Lavery sold for €24,000

Auction Results Monday (October 2nd) Whyte’s Irish & International Art auction, RDS, Dublin 4. Some 79 per cent of the 180 lots sold. Lot 21, Wes(...)