County Westmeath

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Body & Soul: the spoken-word line-up includes (clockwise from top left) Emma Dabiri, Ailbhe Smyth, Michael Harding and Mary Lou McDonald. Photographs: Olivia Harris, Cyril Byrne, Brenda Fitzsimons and Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Tara Flynn, Emma Dabiri, Ailbhe Smyth, Mary Lou McDonald, Angela Nagle, Michael Harding and Ivor Browne are all in the spoken-word line-up at this yea(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the authorities “would welcome complaints by any residents in direct provision at Mosney or any other centre”. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Fianna Fáil missed a trick on Wednesday when the party’s transport spokesman published a Bill regulating the use of e-scooters. In light of recent de(...)

The primary school principal said he had no political affiliation.

A primary school principal has defended his decision to place letters in children’s schoolbags highlighting work by Fianna Fáil representatives he bel(...)

Fine Gael European election candidate Maria Walsh dancing with party leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Galway. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Away from the bright sunlight, deep in the gloomy windowless interior of Loughrea Mart, we pass the cattle and sheep rings and arrive at an ante-room.(...)

For many parents, choosing a summer camp, or two – or perhaps as many as eight – is an annual and often expensive task. All summer long, Th(...)

Westmeath senior footballer Boidu Sayeh:  ‘I think by being seen playing the game and talking to people after who might not have been a fan of a black person on the team, you can change minds.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

For Boidu Sayeh (23), who came to Ireland from Liberia in 2004, playing Gaelic football was the most natural thing to do. He was eight years old and (...)

Barges and boats at the weir on the Shannon at Athlone, circa 1895. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr commons

First, a hat was found floating in the Shannon. The other clue taken from the water near the saw mills in Athlone was a pocketbook. The name inscribed(...)

Anne Rabbitte, Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East: ‘Pressure was put on’ by people who wanted to support Mr Smith and not her, she claimed.

A Fianna Fáil TD standing for the European Parliament claims the party has given in to pressure to favour her running mate. Anne Rabbitte, a Galway E(...)

Anne Rabbitte  at an Ibec-hosted debate in the  Clayton Hotel, Galway earlier this month. Photograph: Michael Dillon

A Fianna Fáil TD standing for the European Parliament has said the party has given into pressure of the “old guard” to favour her running mate. Anne(...)

 Leo Varadkar had said there was ‘no evidence’ to support the ‘strange story’. File photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Leo Varadkar has bowed to sustained criticism of his response to revelations about bodies decomposing at Waterford mortuary by admitting he was “wrong(...)

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