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The jury returned a unanimous verdict of unlawful killing in the case of Brandon Skeffington and a majority verdict of suicide “as a result of unsound mind” in the case of his brother Shane Michael. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An inquest into the deaths of two brothers who died following an incident at their family home has heard one had been admitted to a psychiatric facil(...)

 Minister of State Simon Harris: “I think all of the councillors involved have very serious issues to reflect on.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister of State Simon Harris has called on the councillors featured on the RTÉ television expose on political lobbying to resign their local author(...)

Cllr Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran and resident Simon Coghill shoring up the flood defences on the Eastern side of the River Shannon. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Cold weather conditions are hampering flood defence efforts in Athlone as water levels continue to rise on the River Shannon. In the past 24 hours th(...)

Homeowners are battling floods and snow on Saturday morning with warnings of more heavy rain over the weekend. (Left) Athlone residents  shore up the flood defences on the eastern side of the River Shannon. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times. (Right) Snow is seen on a car in Co Leitrim on Saturday morning. Photograph: CarrigBrewingCompany via Twitter

The ESB has said it must increase discharge through the Parteen Weir on the Shannon after water levels rose in Lough Derg overnight, due to heavy rain(...)

Further flooding in Athlone: Water levels are continuing to rise on the Shannon. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Communities battling flood waters along the Shannon received a boost on Friday when it was confirmed that water levels in parts of Athlone have subsid(...)

  John Perry TD, Fine Gael: He is seeking orders against the trustees of Fine Gael over the October 16th Sligo-North Leitrim convention. The party is opposing the application. Photograph: James Connolly/PicSell8

Fine Gael TD John Perry is threatening to call Taoiseach Enda Kenny to give evidence in his High Court challenge to the party’s handling of a selectio(...)

Marooned: buildings surrounded by flood waters in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Householders and businesses in the northwest expressed frustration yesterday as rising flood waters threatened homes and forced some commercial outlet(...)

Flooding along the banks of the Shannon River near Athlone Town. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

More rain could lead to an increased release of water from Parteen Weir, thereby posing a heightened flood risk for properties in Clare and Limerick,(...)

The alarm was raised at lunchtime when the woman was spotted in the Owenmore River at Collooney, Co Sligo (above). File photograph: Google Street View

Gardaí have confirmed the body of a woman was discovered in the fast-flowing Owenmore river in Co Sligo on Thursday afternoon. The alarm was raised a(...)

McCullough Mulvin designs: Bessboro House, Cork

What makes cities look the way they do? Most people take them for granted, get stuck in traffic, admire the edifices, use the offices and dream of bi(...)

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