County Westmeath

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The teenager had been arrested following a chase which began in Boyle, Co Roscommon and came to a halt in Lucan, Dublin on March 14th last.

A Dublin youth, who phoned gardaí begging them to call off a pursuit after hitting speeds of 200km/h in a stolen Audi A4, has received a six-month sen(...)

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

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(...)

Francis  Denvir   on his 100th Birthday in 2015.  Photograph: Denis Boyle

One of the last surviving Irish participants in the second World War has died at his home in west Cork at the age of 102. Francis Denvir, who was bor(...)

Mary Lou McDonald acknowledged  there was an “issue to be addressed” following a number of resignations. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The decision by Sinn Féin leadership frontrunner Mary Lou McDonald to examine how the party is run follows high-profile resignations amid allegations (...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said  the party would fight the next election to maximise its vote, its mandate and its numbers of TDs and senators. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Mary Lou McDonald has confirmed she will seek nomination for the position of president of Sinn Féin. At a party selection convention in her Dublin C(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said that despite assumptions she is the runaway favourite, “there is no done deal here . . . there is no ordination, coronation”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin leadership frontrunner Mary Lou McDonald says if she is elected to succeed Gerry Adams she will examine how the party is run in light of a s(...)

 A Garda checkpoint on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Records kept by gardaí as they cancelled penalty points were so poor and unreliable it would be impossible to discipline or prosecute them, the Garda (...)

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(...)

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