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If you have a trampoline, make sure to secure it safely. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter

With Storm Callum set to hit Ireland on Thursday night, various organisations have issued advice on safety precautions members of the public should ta(...)

High waves wash over the bandstand, in Dun Laoghaire. File photograph: Eric Luke

Violent winds are scheduled to hit Irish coasts on Thursday night as Storm Callum crosses the country, bringing gusts of up to 130km/h and the possibi(...)

Centre Parcs CEO Martin Dalby: “People recognise that the impact of this development, particularly in the midlands, will be significant”

When the holiday company Center Parcs unveiled plans to open in Longford three years ago, the community’s attention quickly fixed on the unprecedented(...)

Members of the public can contact the National Animal Cruelty Helpline on 1890 515 515

A woman has been banned from keeping pets for life after an abused dog and the rotting carcass of another dog was found on her premises. Natalija Si(...)

Helen O’Gorman had a conviction recorded against her with no penalty imposed following a sentence hearing at Longford Circuit Court. Image: Google Street View

A former school principal convicted over fraudulently deceiving the Department of Education of €450,000 by overstating pupil numbers had a “Robin Hood(...)

Three men have been arrested following the seizure of a machine gun, a pistol and ammunition in Co Longford. A car being driven by one of the suspec(...)

Peter Clancy, Sheila Mullen and Michael Clancy, co-founders of Lough Ree Distillery: the distillery is the first to open in Longford since 1818. Photograph: Conor Healy

A Longford distillery is investing more than €5 million in developing a new facility and a visitor centre after launching a new gin to the Irish marke(...)

Cruisers at Shannonbridge, Co Offaly

I have to admit that the midlands of Ireland have always represented a bit of a blank spot on the map for me. Up to now, my instinct has always been t(...)

Study based on analysis of the Property Price Register reveals sales volumes in Dublin were more than twice the national average, with the value of sales in the capital up by 26 per cent. Photograph: File picture from Getty Images

Almost 5 per cent of the homes which changed hands in Dublin in the first six months of 2018 sold for more than €1 million with the total values of sa(...)

A large tree felled by Storm Ali on Cambridge Road, Ringsend in Dublin 4. Photograph: Collins

Fears of a third storm in nearly as many days look unlikely to materialise over the weekend, Met Éireann forecasters have said. A weather system tha(...)

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