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Tanaiste Joan Burton got a good ducking in her over eagerness to be seen to show concern in Kilkenny. Picture: Dylan Vaughan.

Flooding and political reform were the big political issues in the first week of the new year but, as usual, the debate was characterised by overheate(...)

As well as currently working on an animated short film, Genieve Figgis   has an exhibition opening in Los Angeles over Oscar weekend.

Caoimhe Kilfeather Artist One of a generation of sculptors from Ireland steadily gathering international acclaim, Caoimhe Kilfeather had a busy 2015(...)

Wexford Opera House. The city’s opera festival is to receive €110,000

Fáilte Ireland will provide more than €1.8 million to fund 23 “key” events and festivals throughout the country this year as part of the Government’s (...)

 Flooding in Athlone. Major insurance companies  must do more for those who have been flooded, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Photograph: Irish Air Corps

Major insurance companies are making “sizeable” profits in Ireland and must do more for those who have been flooded or face a high risk of being affe(...)

Former  IFA president Eddie Downey. File Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The deputy president of the Irish Farmers’ Association and an official centrally involved in exposing issues over pay and pensions at the organisation(...)

Micheál Martin: “I’m not Taoiseach of the country. He [Enda Kenny] is the executive in charge.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he did not visit any flood-hit areas outside his native Cork, after his party was strongly critical of Taoi(...)

I set out from the Nire Valley carpark in the watery light of a winter morning.

I like the Comeraghs. The southeast’s most expansive uplands may not possess the signature peaks of the adjacent Galtees and Knockmealdowns, but they(...)

A flooded Wolfe Tone Terrace in Athlone on Tuesday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Dozens of school buses have been cancelled and others are diverted in areas worst affected by flooding on Wednesday as many schools resume after the C(...)

Longford vied with Drogheda, Dún Laoghaire, Dungarvan, and Kilkenny for the title of Ireland’s cleanest town following a survey of 40 towns and cities across the country in 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Longford was officially named as Ireland’s cleanest town at a ceremony in Dublin on Monday. The midlands town had been vying with Drogheda, Dungarvan(...)

Three quarters of the towns and cities surveyed by An Taisce on behalf of the IBAL group were found to be “Clean to European Norms”.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Just one Irish town is now “seriously littered”, according to the last survey from the Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) group . The survey of 40(...)

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