A ‘road closed’ sign is seen submerged in floodwater during Storm Ophelia in Galway. Photograph:  Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

Hurricane winds collapsed a stand at Turners Cross, Cork city during Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A storm red warning remains in operation countrywide as Hurricane Ophelia centres on the north of the country and begins to clear northeastwards. Eve(...)

Carton House in Kildare.

Ryanair courts Bellew Ryanair wants to lure Peter Bellew, a former head of flight operations and now chief executive of Malaysia Airlines back to the(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins visit the Irish Australian Support and Resource Bureau (IASRB). With them, from left, are bureau members Cathy Mortell , Esme Friel and Anna Toner. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Eugene Naughton used to write a letter home to Co Meath once a month from Australia. If he wanted to talk to relatives, he had to plan – weeks in adva(...)

Poet and soldier Francis Ledwidge was killed by a German shell on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele, July 31st, 1917. File photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The poet and soldier Francis Ledwidge will be honoured 100 years after his death in his home village of Slane, Co Meath, with a statue. Ledwidge bec(...)

Bus Éireann said it continued “to liaise with unions and staff as part of a major business restructure to reverse insolvency and make the company efficient”. Photograph: Getty Images

Bus Éireann had to hire in outside buses to operate nearly 300 services in the east of the country over the last week because drivers did not show up (...)

After Tralee, Co Kerry at 19 weeks, the longest waiting times by test centre are Athlone (17 weeks), Donegal (17 weeks), Roscommon (16.8 weeks), Mallow (16.7 weeks). Photograph: Getty Images

Driving test waiting times have risen to an average of 13 weeks, with the longest waiting times in Tralee, Co Kerry, at almost five months, according (...)

Picture of Lily’s: Ola El-Garawany with her daughter Sally El-Banna outside their pharmacy in Ratoath. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The first time a customer asked for goji berries in Ola El-Garawany’s pharmacy in Ratoath, Co Meath, she had no idea what they were talking about. She(...)

Ben Gilroy: judge had been considering imposing community service in lieu of three months in prison. Photograph: Alan Betson

A High Court judge has referred what he described as “inconsistencies” concerning the income of the Direct Democracy Ireland party founder Ben Gilroy (...)

The ‘Hospitality Hero’ award went to  James and Beryl Kearney and Gary O’Hanlon of Viewmount House in Longford.

Following on from the Michelin awards on Monday, the great and good of Ireland’s food and drink world gathered in Dublin on Tuesday morning for Georgi(...)