Flooding in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: Brian Farrell/The Irish Times

“I have my wellies in the boot,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar remarked helpfully as he gazed into the flood waters lapping close to the doors of Carrick-on-(...)

Sinn Féin TD Martin Kenny and his family were inside their Co Leitrim home on Monday when the burning car was noticed.

Gardaí are investigating the cause of a fire which destroyed a car outside the house of a TD who recently received a death threat. Sinn Féin TD Marti(...)

The late Sheila Tymon  with her husband Michael, and daughters Rachel, Rebecca and Katelyn at Rebecca’s First Communion in May 2013, one month before she died.

The family of a 42-year-old mother of three who died of a heart attack just hours after visiting her GP complaining of cardiac like symptoms have sett(...)

Unless rough sleepers were clearly visible on the streets, the authorities and the public seemed unaware of the homelessness crisis, Mark Kane of North West Simon said.

Homelessness has become “a silent crisis” reaching into Ireland’s towns and villages while the focus remains on the big cities, according to the recen(...)

A coroner has criticised our “binge” culture after hearing a 19-year-old girl died after ingesting a cocktail of illegal drugs mixed with alcohol. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A coroner has criticised our “binge” culture after hearing that a 19-year-old girl died after ingesting a cocktail of illegal drugs mixed with alcoho(...)

Marooned: buildings surrounded by flood waters in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Householders and businesses in the northwest expressed frustration yesterday as rising flood waters threatened homes and forced some commercial outlet(...)