County Westmeath

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Ronan Scully sets off with friends on the  Bay to Bay charity  walk from  Ardmore Bay in Waterford  to Galway Bay this weekend.

A former Operation Transformation contestant will bring the distance he has walked for charity over the past 27 years to 10,000 miles in the coming we(...)

Farmers say for every €10 of beef bought off the shelves, the farmer gets €2, the processor gets €2.90 and the supermarket gets €5.10. Photograph: Todd Korol/Reuters

For Hugh Doyle, farmer protests that have been crippling meat factories around the country are nothing less than a last-gasp fight for the very surviv(...)

Cork’s Hannah Looney  celebrates with the O’Duffy Cup after winning the   2018 All-Ireland senior camogie  final against  Kilkenny at Croke Park. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Dual status is something that used to be hailed and lauded in the good old days. From a Cork perspective it used to be quite literally a gift from the(...)

Settled residents should lose the right to object to Traveller accommodation, a new review recommends. File photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Settled residents should lose the right to object to Traveller accommodation and council chiefs should be “encouraged” to use emergency powers to forc(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris announced the new reforms on Wednesday. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government’s new structural reforms of the health service will not represent a return to the old health boards, Minister for Health Simon Harris h(...)

Macy Gray performs at Razzmatazz in Barcelona, Spain, in 2017. Photograph: Xavi Torrent/WireImage

Saturday, July 13 The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever Fairview Park, Dublin In all your days, how many Cathys dancing around in a red gúna have you (...)

The attempted delivery by forceps of a baby, who died almost a week after his birth, was “a reasonable option” in the circumstances, a medical inquiry(...)

Meat the Victims animal rights protesters gathered at a Co Westmeath farm at  the weekend to raise awareness of pig farming and the vegan cause. Photograph: Meat the Victims

Farmers are to meet with gardaí and Department of Agriculture officials to discuss the fallout from a pig farm “break-in” by vegan activists over the (...)

Rent pressure zones are designated areas where rents cannot be increased by more than 4 per cent per annum. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Athlone, Dundalk, Portlaoise and parts of both Limerick and Waterford city are among the 19 new rent pressure zones (RPZs) announced by the Government(...)

Michelle O’Brien with Tommy, Jamie and Joey, three of her seven children. She is a qualified beautician but has been unable to work due to the family’s insecure housing situation. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

A homeless family in the midlands, who have been placed in three separate hotels in three different counties in the past week, may finally be accommod(...)

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