Kerry which, like Waterford, once had the lowest rates of Covid-19 in the country, now has among the highest, with both Tralee  and Castleisland having fortnightly rates of more than 1,000 cases per 100,000

Longford town and surrounding areas now have the highest rate of Covid-19 in the State, according to latest figures. The local electoral area (LEA) w(...)

The Clock Tower in Waterford city. The city’s south electoral area has a 14-day incidence rate of 1,486 cases per 100,000 of the population, three times the national average. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Waterford city has one of the Ireland’s highest rates of vaccination against Covid-19, but one of its electoral areas has emerged as the place with th(...)

 A court has approved a €20,000 settlement offer from a school board over the treatment of a schoolboy who was accused of theft. File photograph: Getty Images

For 10 weeks 12-year-old Luke Hanlon could not face his schoolmates after they branded him the “suspect thief” when money went missing from a staffroo(...)

A teenager has been arrested after allegedly failing to stop for gardaí and fleeing across the country for 65km while driving at speeds up to in excess of 210km/h. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A teenager has been arrested after allegedly failing to stop for gardaí and fleeing across the country for 65km while driving at speeds up to in exces(...)

Brian Stanley’s party profile says he maintains a ‘direct involvement in the ongoing campaign for Irish independence and all-Ireland integration’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Sinn Féin’s Brian Stanley has retained his seat for the third time, having first been elected in the 2011 election. Stanley (59) has been a spokesman(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

Judge Ó Donnabháin ordered both a medical report on Pavelaka Galba and a victim impact statement from Miroslav  Kozel’s family

A 63-year-old man has been remanded in custody for sentencing after he admitted careless driving causing the death of his friend who was a front seat (...)

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to the crash in Co Laois to contact them. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A man has died after the car he was driving hit a tree in Co Laois on Sunday. The 31-year-old was fatally injured in the crash in Ballybrophy, Borris(...)

Enthalling: a haenyeo diver on the South Korean island of Jeju, in Forces of Nature with Brian Cox

In an already dire month for television (unless you’re a sports fan) I sit down to watch Bypassed (RTÉ One, Tuesday) and think with creeping despair, (...)