Protestors in Fethard objected to the county council’s removal of trees in the village. Photograph: Alan Moore

Residents in Fethard, Co Tipperary, have expressed dismay following the felling of all broad-leafed trees on the streets in their village without noti(...)

Ireland’s Sam Bennett celebrating after winning  the  last stage of the  Giro d’Italia in Rome in May. Photograph: Getty Images

Sam Bennett’s superb season was recognised by Cycling Ireland at its awards night on Saturday, with the Carrick-on-Suir sprinter given the accolade fo(...)

Hatch Hall asylum seeker accommodatoin centre in Dublin. In documents released to this newspaper under the Freedom of Information Act, Department of Justice officials warned of a “chronic lack of space” to house newly-arrived refugee applicants. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The housing crisis affects large swathes of the population, so it is no surprise that refugees – one of the most vulnerable groups in society – are al(...)

 Lucky Khambule of the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland. He says centres are increasingly doubling up the number of people placed in rooms. “There is now no space, no privacy – people don’t have anywhere to put their belongings.” File photograph: Dave Meehan

Department of Justice officials have warned there is a “chronic lack of space” to accommodate new asylum seekers in the direct provision system. The (...)

File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A woman who was travelling home from the All-Ireland football final was among five people who died in road traffic incidents at the weekend. Joanne T(...)

The death of a woman in a road collision in Drogheda in the early hours of Monday morning has brought to five the number of deaths on Irish roads over the weekend.

The death of a woman in a road collision in Drogheda in the early hours of Monday morning has brought to five the number of deaths on Irish roads over(...)

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 17: Garda police officers patrol the streets of Dublin ahead of the arrival of the Queen on May 17, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland. The visit by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh to the Republic of Ireland is the first by a British monarch for 100 years. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

A woman and a man have died following separate road crashes in Tipperary and Offaly this weekend. In Offaly, a 38-year-old pedestrian was seriously (...)

Aer Lingus regional plane: Kerry Airport exemplifies the Republic’s sub-standard ability to plan good transport solutions. Photograph: iStock

As Kerry Airport enters its 50th year in operation is it time for it to stand on its own two feet? Recently filed accounts for the airport paint a f(...)

Participants in the ‘Leadership for Life’ conference at Maynooth University: standing from left, Karina Tropman, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo, DeAlbert Shepherd, New York, Ashling Dunphy, Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, and Callum Maxwell, Oldcastle, Co Meath; front row from left, Liadh Hennessy, Ballineen, Co Cork, Fergal Flood, Monaghan and Rebecca Battle, Enniscrone, Co Sligo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“The young people of today . . . ” is a sentence that rarely ends well. It usually signals a rant about teenagers’ obsession with technology, abuse o(...)

Rosemary Kunene: “There are a lot of people who are depressed and don’t want to get involved in anything. I don’t blame them for that. The duration of stay in these centres is too long and I wish I could know what really causes the delays.” Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

The first time Rosemary Kunene felt comfortable in her new Irish home was at a set-dancing class. She had already spent a few months in the direct pro(...)

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