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People wearing facemasks on Grafton Street, Dublin this month during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Garda would be called to enforce the mandatory wearing of face coverings in shops and retail stores only as a “last resort” when the regulations are i(...)

Tommy Byrne: “There’s an awful lot going on here at the moment. I’ll never move back home.”

Born en route to hospital in the back of a car, racing driver Tommy Byrne was in a hurry from the start. “It was 1958 and my family didn’t even own a(...)

The home of a garda was significantly damaged in a suspected arson attack in Dundalk, Co Louth, on Sunday night. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Border-based drugs gang has emerged as the most likely suspects for an arson attack on a Garda’s home in Dundalk on Sunday night. The Garda, who is(...)

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RSCI) hospital group took over the management of the Dealgan House nursing home in Dundalk on April 17th to ensure safe staffing levels amid a major outbreak of Covid-19 in the facility. Image: Getty.

The operation of a Co Louth nursing home badly hit by a Covid-19 outbreak has been transferred back to the private provider by the Royal College of Su(...)

There have been 24 coronavirus-related deaths to date at St Mary’s Hospital nursing home in the  Phoenix Park. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has appointed an independent investigator to examine allegations made by a healthcare worker of shortcomings at St (...)

Tom Mulholland (84) was one of the 23 residents in the care home who died in the past five weeks.

Testing delays and staff shortages exacerbated a major coronavirus outbreak in a privately run Dundalk nursing home, which has seen 23 residents die s(...)

Arlene Foster and Almac chairman and chief executive Alan Armstrong in 2014. Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye

Almac, the Craigavon-headquartered pharmaceutical group, has confirmed it is involved in 11 separate “crucial research projects” with several organisa(...)

Ruth Ribeaucourt: ‘You sit down for meals here. Shops close for a few hours in the afternoons, or often for the rest of the day. There’s certainly no rushing around.’

“Irish born, but French at heart” is how jewellery designer, antique textile dealer, magazine contributor and Provence guide Ruth Ribeaucourt describe(...)

Louth TD Declan Breathnach, centre, at a protest outside Government Buildings in 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Border county TD has dismissed a UK think tank’s proposed alternatives to replace the contentious Brexit backstop after attending the group’s “round(...)

James Redmond, engineer, with the new electric Mini, at BMW’s Oxford plant

Growing up in Dundalk in the 1990s, the thought of electric cars must have been a million miles away, in a Stanley Kubrick future. For one Louth man, (...)

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