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Homeless organisations are encouraging members of the public to report locations of rough sleepers so they could provide them with shelter during the (...)

Heavy snowfall in Westmeath on Sunday morning. Photograph: David Clarke/Twitter

Heavy snow made driving in many parts of the country treacherous on Sunday, with freezing conditions expected on Sunday night.  Want to (...)

Horses in a field in Cloughoge, Newry, as parts of Ireland woke up to a blanket of snow caused by an Arctic airflow in the wake of Storm Caroline. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Heavy snowfall is expected across most of the country on Saturday night with up to 8cm expected in some places. Met Éireann has issued a status orang(...)

Forecasters say snow showers could lead to the accumulation of 4cm to 8cm in some areas, with greater quantities on higher ground. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland has been told to brace itself for the first snowfalls of the winter. From Thursday evening and into Friday, the north and northwest of the c(...)

An artists’s impression of the lake at Center Parcs.

The contracts for the construction of Ireland’s first forest resort, Center Parcs Longford has been awarded to John Sisk & Son. As construction on(...)

Midlands Simon, which runs a six-bed homeless  shelter in Athlone (pictured), has already cut staffing and says it will likely have to close the facility unless it gets a “reasonable increase in funding”, according to its chief executive, Tony Riordain. File photograph: Google Street View

The only emergency shelter for homeless people in Co Westmeath, which also serves Laois, Longford and Offaly, faces closure because its costs can no l(...)

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 (...)

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