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The Department of Justice said it was working to secure new accommodation centres for International Protection applicants, and had reached agreement with a provider in Ballinamore. Image: Google Streetview.

A “crisis meeting” took place in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim on Sunday night over Department of Justice plans to accommodate asylum seekers in the town. (...)

A total of 95,998 speeding detections have been made between January and August 2019, some 15 per cent higher than the 81,598 detections made during the same period last year. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Drivers in Dublin, Cork and Waterford were the worst offenders caught by gardaí during a country-wide operation to warn motorists to slow down, latest(...)

British troops during the War of Independence. The nominal rolls of the IRA which were released in 2014 list 115,000 men who served in it  during the War of Independence. Photograph:  Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

The IRA during the War of Independence sought to organise itself on the lines of a regular army though it operated as a guerrilla force. It adopted (...)

From Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall (2014), a film based on the true story of Jimmy Gralton, the only man ever deported from Ireland.

In 1943 the Minister of Pensions received a letter from a German prisoner of war camp franked with a swastika. The letter was from William Coman, a (...)

A group of Black and Tans on a trench road in Tipperary, while assisting the British Army during the War of Independence, 1921. From the AE Bell Collection. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Revolution Files is a collection of articles detailing one incident in each of Ireland’s 32 counties during the revolutionary years, from 1916 to (...)

Tubbrid Castle

What do 1830s almshouses in Co Waterford, an “off-the-peg” Swiss cottage in Co Leitrim, a Tudor-era tower in Co Kilkenny and a mid 18th-century house (...)

Extinction Rebellion activists outside  the Treasury building in London last week. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images

Politeness, petitions and mild protest “have not got us anywhere”. That is the bottom line for those who make up Extinction Rebellion, whose distinct (...)

The study is the 15th in the charity’s series on the gap between the HAP and RS limits and market rents and is the first that looks at the impact of ‘discretionary top-ups’ on accessing properties. Photograph: iStock

Less than four per cent of homes for rent are available to people dependent on rent supplement (RS)or the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP), a study pu(...)

Pedestrians in Cork City as Storm Lorenzo hit on Thursday. More rain is expected over the weekend. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Heavy rain is expected over the weekend following on from Storm Lorenzo which caused flooding along the west coast. Up to 20mm of rain is expected o(...)

Fr Oliver O’Reilly delivering his homily at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballyconnell, on Sunday morning. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

This is the full text of the homily delivered by Father Oliver O’Reilly, parish priest of Ballyconnell, Co Cavan at masses this weekend in the wake of(...)

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