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The road is closed and local diversions are in place. File photograph: Frank Miller

A man has died following a single-vehicle crash in Co Galway on Tuesday evening. The sole occupant of the car, a 70-year-old man, died after the vehi(...)

St Ita’s hospital in Portrane, Co Dublin. The PNA said difficulties were experienced there due to the extended overtime ban. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The HSE has said it experienced “significant challenges” in ensuring a safe service in several mental health facilities in Dublin, Cork and Galway on (...)

Gardaí say the road is closed to facilitate a technical examination

A man has died after being struck by a car in Co Galway on Saturday evening. The pedestrian, aged in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene of th(...)

The incident occurred at Ballinaboy Cross on the N63 Lanesboro to Roscommon road just before 9.45pm.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Three people have died on Irish roads over the past 24 hours. The latest fatality was that of a female pedestrian who was killed in Dundalk, Co Louth(...)

NZ meat pie.

The thing about living in New Zealand in the 1980s, back in the day when the All Blacks had part-time jobs, is that there wasn’t a whole lot of culina(...)

Historian Catherine Corless. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Carmel Larkin says she couldn’t sleep a wink on Monday night, anticipating a Government decision on a site that she once called home. Larkin, a widow(...)

Eugene Costello, pictured leaving the Four Courts on Monday after he appeared before the High Court. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A west of Ireland farmer has been jailed for a third time for contempt of High Court orders to remove livestock from his lands that are up for sale. (...)

Photograph: Eoin Rafferty

Nuala O’Connor (aka Nuala Ní Chonchúir) is a writer and poet who has published 14 books, most recently her fourth novel, Becoming Belle. Raised in Pal(...)

 Edie Hurrel (11) from Adare with Ziggy, an Italian greyhound during a protest for animal welfare outside  Leinster House, Dublin on Thursday.  Photo Gareth Chaney/Collins

Animal welfare groups have criticised President Michael D Higgins for attending the annual Ballinasloe Horse Fair, saying he should feel “ashamed” for(...)

 Sean Gallagher said the presidency should be as ‘transparent as possible because after all, it is taxpayer’s money’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Presidential candidate Sean Gallagher has listed the directorships of four different companies as his main occupation in a declaration to the Standard(...)

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