People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

Happier times. Some small farmers in the party favour Varadkar because they believe Coveney represents big farmers more, while others feel Varadkar has been more willing to press their flesh during constituency visits

There will be no peasants’ revolt in Fine Gael. The party does not do revolts, but, beware Leo Varadkar, not all of the party’s members are willing to(...)

Picketers outside Dublin’s Shelbourne Park dog track protesting at the  proposed closure of the Harold’s Cross stadium. Photograph: Dave Meehan

On a blustery spring evening in Dublin’s Ringsend, 40 to 50 protesters stand holding brightly coloured placards at the entrance to Shelbourne Park gre(...)

Traffic delays have been reported on Tuesday morning as thousands are making their way to the first day of the National Ploughing Championships in Co (...)

A competition at last year’s National Ploughing Championships, in Ratheniska, Co Laois. This year’s event is in Screggan, Co Offaly. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The new venue at Screggan, 5km outside Tullamore, brings challenges for the the organisers of the National Ploughing Championships in Co Offaly which (...)