Advertising hoarding is ripped off during Storm Ophelia near Kent Station in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Schull-based Independent Cork South-West TD Michael Collins was one of the many public representatives up early on Monday in anticipation of a long da(...)

Estimates of how many died vary from 300 to 800, a remarkably low figure given the ferocity of the storm

The Night of the Big Wind was the most devastating storm ever recorded in Irish history. Known as Gaeilge as “Oíche na Gaoithe Móire”, the hurricane o(...)

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(...)

Boats moored at Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

We’re getting a new Way, are we? Apparently. Fáilte Ireland wants help to create a brand new brand for the midlands, to follow the success of the Wil(...)

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 (...)

Lough Derg near Killaloe, Co Clare. Fáilte Ireland plans to build a brand for the midlands similar to that of the Wild Atlantic Way. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fáilte Ireland has advertised for consultants to help the organisation build a brand for the midlands to emulate the success of the Wild Atlantic Way (...)

Live nymph and adult cockroaches were found along with cockroach egg casings and cockroach excrement

A Spar shop on Upper Baggot Street was closed due to a “significant rodent infestation” and a restaurant in Blackrock closed because of a cockroach in(...)

Helen James: her book reflects her strong feelings about what make a house a home

“I have a mantra that every room should have a plant, a book and at least one natural object.” Helen James, designer, cook, mother of three and now au(...)

Brigid Maguire: Danny Keena said he had gone to her new home in the village that evening to discuss their son’s education, but they had argued. Photograph: Facebook

A Westmeath man charged with murdering the mother of his two children showed gardaí how he choked her following a row in her new home, a court has hea(...)

 Donna Price of the Irish Road Victims’ Association  said it is “a very, very dangerous precedent for our politicians to be opposing road safety legislation”. File  photograph: Alan Betson

Politicians who suggest it is acceptable to drive after one, two or three drinks are condoning drink driving, the head of a group advocating for great(...)