Joseph Fourier’s idea that the Earth’s atmosphere acts like an insulator is the first formulation of what we now call the greenhouse effect. File photograph: Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

Jean-Baptiste Joseph Fourier, French mathematician and physicist, was born in Auxerre, 251 years ago today. He is best known for the mathematical tech(...)

Stepaside Garda station: The other five stations to be reopened are Rush, Co Dublin; Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow; Donard, Co Wicklow; Ballinspittle, Co Cork and Bawnboy, Co Cavan.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Six Garda stations, including Stepaside in Minister for Transport Shane Ross’s constituency, will be reopened, the Minister for Justice has told the C(...)

Stepaside Garda Station in Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An increasing population in Stepaside, Co Dublin justifies the reopening of its Garda station despite a significant dip in crime in the area over the (...)

Shane Ross said ‘the Government decision to close Garda stations was wrong, and the worst case of it in the country was on my doorstep’. Photograph: Mark Hilliard

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has “no objection” to the Department of Justice publishing an interim report on the reopening of six Garda stations. Pressure (...)

A banner placed in Shane Ross’s constituency shortly after the decision to reopen Stepaside Garda station was announced. Mr Ross said last night none of his political colleagues had promised to reopen the Garda station.

An interim report into the reopening of six Garda stations made only one firm recommendation, which was to reopen Stepaside Garda station, it has emer(...)

O’Connell’s Victuallers, Limerick city, opened in 1919 by Paddy O’Connell and taken over by Philip Craughan and run now by his son Paul, “has the friendliest and most genuine staff,” says Grace Sheridan.

The family-run section of Best Shops competition has readers writing in their droves. Ian McKenna loves Mullins in Donegal Town, run by Kieran and se(...)

 Jonathan (Jonny) Byrne of  Tomard, Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow  lost his life on February 1st, 2014 at Milford Bridge

A 19-year-old County Carlow man consumed a cocktail of three brands of spirits in a pint glass as part of a Neknominate social media challenge, before(...)

Barrie Cooke at the opening night of his exhibition in the Kerlin Gallery in Dublin in 2007. Photograph: Fran Veale

Artist Barrie Cooke has died in Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow, on Tuesday evening. Born in Cheshire, England, in 1924, he w(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: “Just think of the pressures that young people, especially vulnerable young people, face today.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has told religious congregations in the archdiocese that “when we talk about meaning and hope . . . there is a va(...)