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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(...)

Irish War of Independence: A woman recites the Rosary in front of Mountjoy prison, Dublin, for imprisoned Sinn Féin members on hunger strike. Photograph: adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images

County: Cavan Incident: Ambush at Swanlinbar Date: December 17th, 1920 Fatalities: 1 Come out, ye Black and Tans, come out and fight me like a man, S(...)

Banksy’s Turbo Zone Truck 2000 (£1-£1.5 million), Bonhams

Results Wednesday, September 4th – Victor Mitchell, Mount Butler Rooms, Roscrea. Large Donegal carpet €2,600 (€2,500-€3,500) Forthcoming auctions S(...)

Sam Kratschmar, Una McNicholas, Dublin Young Carer of the Year and Jessica Walsh (9) who has Retts Syndrome, pictured outside Leinster House, Dublin, as Family Carers Ireland launch ‘Share the Care’ campaign and highlighting vital role carers play in society. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Last November Zondra Meaney received a call to say her mother had been named Ireland’s carer of the year. Eager to show how grateful she was for suppo(...)

The Government is expected to stump up about half the cost of the National Broadband Plan here, which could be between €1 billion and €1.5 billion

The Government is expected to finalise the number of homes and businesses covered by the National Broadband Plan (NBP) this week. This follows a repo(...)

Mr Justice John Edwards at the Court of Appeal said there were two interests to be balanced in a criminal prosecution: the public interest in seeing suspected offenders tried, and an individual’s right to a fair trial. File photograph: Collins Courts

A Circuit Court judge’s ruling that a man was unfit to be tried for dangerous driving causing death and serious injury has been overturned by the Cour(...)