In her ruling, Labour Court deputy chairwoman Caroline Jenkinson said the council had not been able to establish that a normal retirement age existed which Michael  Neilon was aware of or ought to have been aware of.

The Labour Court has ordered Longford County Council to reinstate a 68-year-old lorry driver and allow him work for the council until he turns 70. It(...)

Students taking part in the “march for climate change” in Dublin earlier this year. Photo: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times
Meet the new student activists

In August of last year, Greta Thunberg sat down on the steps of Swedish parliament and would not budge. She was striking from school, demanding that (...)

  Jenny Rodden, Three Store manager in Galway, with Eugene and Ronan Greaney from The Dough Bros Wood Fired Pizza, one the businesses that uses the 3Plus app to find new customers. Photo: Andrew Downes/

Originally launched in 2015, Three Ireland’s 3Plus loyalty app is now being used by businesses around Ireland to target users living locally and who m(...)

No end in sight to the unsettled weather at present with the prospect of a change next week fading fast. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is no end in sight to the unsettled weather at present with the prospect of a change next week fading fast. It has been an exceptionally wet Au(...)

Police under attack during the civil rights demonstration in the Bogside area of Derry city. Photograph: Express Newspapers/Getty

How the Troubles broke out. February 1967: The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) is founded as a non-sectarian organisation to tackle(...)

Gardaí said investigations are ongoing.

A man has died following a serious assault outside a pub in Co Longford. The man in his 50s was assaulted outside a pub in Foigha near Keenagh on Th(...)

Patricia Douglas with a photograph of her  son, Sean, who went missing in Co Clare in 1998. Photograph: Stephen Davison

A mother, whose 17-year-old son went missing close to the Cliffs of Moher almost 21 years ago, has in recent weeks been contacting every hotel in Co C(...)

Shane Lowry with his grandmother Emily Scanlon at a Clara GAA fundraising event.

Shane Lowry’s grandmother Emily Scanlon has revealed that his golfing success can be attributed to turf mould. She told RTÉ radio’s News at One that (...)

Nasa handout photo of astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the moon. Photograph: Nasa/PA Wire

Mary Coughlan (singer) What were you doing in 1969? I was 13 and listening to Radio Luxembourg all the time! Just being a teenager around Galway a(...)

The Parteen basin on the Shannon. Photograph: Irish Water

Dublin’s water supply system has mains that are so ancient that not updating them is not an option, and yet the city is served by an abundance of high(...)

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