County Longford

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Flooding from the River Owenass on the Manor Road in Mountmellick, Co Laois. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Residents in Mountmellick have spoken about how flood waters deluged their homes very quickly following torrential rain on Wednesday. The occupants o(...)

 Christine Doyle of Ballinalee, Co  Longford. Photograph:Collins Courts

The family of a woman who died 10 days after being discharged from hospital when she allegedly still had a post-operative infection, have settled thei(...)

The housing crisis may not be of Fine Gael’s making – the building and banking sectors imploded on Fianna Fáil’s watch – but the Government’s efforts to repair the situation, through delay and undue reliance on the private sector, have not impressed. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Any attempt to represent current housing difficulties as “a new normal” should be resisted. The housing market is dysfunctional on a number of levels.(...)

Sara Gibadlo (left,19) of Oranmore, Co Galway, and Dace Zarina (22), from Co Longford, who died in a fire at a residence linked to a college in Leuven, Belgium.

A court in the Belgian university town of Leuven is set to rule on Tuesday on damages in the case of an apartment fire that killed two Irish students (...)

ESRI warns of danger that potential credit growth could fuel greater house price inflation. Photograph: Frank Miller

A lack of evidence of a bubble in house prices has been described as “somewhat reassuring” by the Economic and Social Research Institute. The think-t(...)

William Hillick from Co Westmeath died when his aircraft came down at Abbeyshrule Aerodrome, Co Longford. Photograph: Facebook

An inexperienced pilot who did not heed advice to get lessons in aerobatics was killed when his plane went into a spin, an investigation has concluded(...)

Victims of sexual offences formed the largest category (38 per cent) of people seeking reasons for non-prosecution

The State is increasingly willing to take appeals against the leniency of certain prison sentences, newly released figures show. Since 1993 it has be(...)

Affluence disparities in Ireland  are most stark in large urban areas, with the greatest gap in Dublin. While Dublin 2, described as “very affluent” scores 22.5, Darndale on the northside of the capital is “very disadvantaged” and scores -21.5, a gap of 44 points on the scale. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The concentration of rural poverty around small towns across the State is laid bare in the latest national deprivation index, published on Thursday by(...)

The Dublin 2 district Mansion House B, which encompasses Merrion Square and Fitzwilliam Square is described as “very affluent”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Leafy Dublin 2 is the most affluent area in Ireland, while St Mary’s Park in Limerick city is the most disadvantaged, data published on Thursday will (...)

The population of Drogheda and the surrounding area has topped 83,000

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has backed city status for Drogheda, Co Louth. The Louth TD said: “Yes, we have supported that for some time, myself an(...)

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