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Birdhill, Co Tipperary was named overall winner in Tidy Towns 2017

Birdhill, Co Tipperary, has been named overall winner in this year’s Tidy Towns competition, which drew entries from a record 870 towns and villages. (...)

Getting into the spirit for The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever at St Anne’s Park, Dublin. Photograph: Debbie Hickey/Twitter

Over 200 Kate Bush fans gathered for a group performance of the Wuthering Heights dance routine in Dublin on Saturday afternoon. St Anne’s Park in Ra(...)

General secretary of the Irish Postmaster’s Union Ned O’Hara and president Paddy McCann in Westport, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Postmasters politely applauded Minister for Communications Denis Naughten after he contributed via video link to their annual conference at the weeken(...)

The  mid-terrace building in Westport measures more than 617sq m (7,226sq ft) over three levels

Patricia Staunton of Cushman & Wakefield in Galway is seeking €2.75 million for a prime bank property in Westport, Co Mayo, which will show a net (...)

Ciara Glennon (27), whose body was found in a bush grave in Perth, Western Australia,  in 1997. Police have charged a man with the abduction and murders 20 years ago of three women, including Ms Glennon. Photograph: Reuters

A man has been charged in Australia with the murder 20 years ago of two young women, including Ciara Glennon, who had Irish family connections. Bradl(...)

Investigators are  awaiting the results of  postmortems on the remains of Sinéad Higgins and son Oisín O’Driscoll, which commenced on Friday. File photograph: Twitter

UK police have said the deaths of Sinéad Higgins and her seven-year-old son Oisín O’Driscoll are consistent with a murder-suicide. Investigators are(...)

People caught speeding could be issued with a fine, which started at €80, and three penalty points. Drivers issued with a dangerous driving charge could be disqualified from driving.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland has a problem with speeding, according to a garda who described the 216km/h speed which a driver was caught travelling at as “outrageous”. G(...)

A photo from the Garda Traffic Corps twitter account showing the car that was detected travelling at 216km/h on the N7. Photograph via Twitter

An uninsured driver has been caught speeding at 216 km/h on the N7 on Wednesday. Gardaí said the speed limit for the road where the driver was dete(...)

Barbara Fitzpatrick, the first Irish woman to sail through both the Northeast and Northwest passages, with  Contance Difede on the ‘Northabout’. Photograph: Polar Ocean Challenge

An Irish-built yacht which made a record North Pole circumnavigation due to the impact of global warming has berthed in Westport, Co Mayo. The 15-me(...)

From a design perspective, a remarkable aspect of the objects depicted is how little they have changed for more than a century. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The new documentary Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village portrays Knock in Co Mayo through a host of characters involved in the life of “Irela(...)

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