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Primary school children Ryan (9) and Shane Kenny (7) with their mother Claire and sister Karina (4) during a homeschooling session in Kilcock, Co Kildare. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Claire Kenny, a mother of three, will breathe a huge sigh of relief when schools reopen on Monday. Homeschooling in recent weeks, she says, was a ver(...)

Conn McDunphy is back in the saddle after being involved in a serious crash in France last October. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There is a steep descent on the road into Arbent in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes of eastern France where they’ve placed a speed bump on the apex of a hair(...)

One of the men told gardaí they intended to threaten a third party by ‘firing at their house’ but denied they were on a ‘murder mission’. File photograph: Collins Courts

Three men caught with a submachine gun and a sawn-off shotgun in Co Offaly earlier this year were “not professional hitmen”, a judge said when he sent(...)

Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy topped the poll here in 2016, and there is little to suggest she won’t repeat the trick this time out. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Kildare North (four seats) Current: 1 FG, 2 FF, 1 Soc Dem Kildare is the heart of the commuter belt, and as such, infrastructure and quality of life(...)

People travelling by car and on motorcycle face a 10 per cent increase on the M3, with the cost rising to €1.50 for cars and 80 cent for motorcycles. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hauliers face a 10 cent increase in toll charges on many of the State’s motorways next year but people travelling by car or motorcycle will only see t(...)

Six new secondary schools are to be established in the greater Dublin area in September 2020. Photograph: iStock

Educate Together and the State-run Education and Training Boards (ETBs) have been awarded the patronage of six new secondary schools that are to be es(...)

One in six of all weekday Dart journeys are made between 8am and 9am. Overcrowding is worse on north side services. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish Rail is to try to persuade Dart commuters to stagger morning rush-hour commuting journeys in a bid to reduce overcrowding problems. On Monday i(...)

Kerrie Byrne (3) Mary Ellen Byrne (8) and their aunt Barbara Doyle (20) died in a house fire at Church Lane, Kilcock, Co Kildare on September 20th, 1987.

Gardaí have appealed for information on the deaths of a young woman and her two nieces in a house fire in Co Kildare 32 years ago. The fire at Church(...)

Kinnegad Plaza: staff at the Mac’s Place carvery. Photograph: Alan Betson


Young Journalist of the Year Amy Molloy with the overall winner of the 2019 Press Pass awards, John Flynn who wrote an opinion piece on scouting. Photograph:  Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography

A student from Co Cork has been named the overall winner of the 2019 Press Pass awards. John Flynn from Coláiste an Chraoibhin in Fermoy picked up th(...)

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