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, (...)