Monasterevin

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The Irish target of welcoming 4,000 people is small compared with Germany’s commitment to welcome nearly a million. Above, a Syrian refugee at a German-language programme in Berlin. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

On September 23rd, 2015, then minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald said the State was “fully committed to playing our part in addressing the migrat(...)

A shot was fired at gardaí during a pursuit of a number of young men in Kildare on Monday night. Photograph: Frank Miller

Detectives are continuing to question three men after a shot was fired at gardaí by a suspected burglarly gang during a pursuit in Kildare. A black (...)

“A man came to the door wearing a black balaclava, bullet-proof vest and black gloves. He walked in the door...  He had a gun in his right hand,” a child said in her deposition read out at Dublin Coroner’s Court. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The children of a criminal shot dead in his home told how a man holding a gun had entered the kitchen wearing a balaclava before shooting their father(...)

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 (...)

Migrants receive food and water after disembarking from a vessel at the port of Heraklion on the island of Crete on September 5th, 2017, after being rescued off the coast of the Greek island. Photograph: Costas Metaxakiscos/AFP/Getty Images

The State has pledged to take in 600 refugees next year including 330 additional programme refugees as part of a new EU resettlement pledge to support(...)

Bishop Denis Nulty with Fr Eugen Dragos in Romania. On his arrival in Ireland, Fr Eugen Dragos will spend time in Carlow, becoming acquainted with Irish life before appointment as curate to the Tinryland parish

An Irish bishop has resorted to going to Romania to recruit priests for his diocese. While the number of priests is dwindling in Ireland, there is a s(...)

Dan  paddles down the Barrow river in an open-top Canadian canoe

The canoe might be the finest vessel ever built for the traveller. In a canoe you can explore slowly and intently, just like walking or cycling, but f(...)

Social media are not subject to regulation. Photograph: Istock

If social media companies do not develop a system of independent regulation for the content they host, then governments will have to step in and make (...)

 David Murray: he has now abandoned plans to move to Monasterevin in Kildare. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A man who was falsely accused of being a child abuser by residents of Monasterevin, Co Kildare has said he has no desire to sue for defamation because(...)

Naas main street, Co Kildare. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In property terms Kildare is still a tale of two counties, with strengthening demand to the north yet to spread south. But with new homes in particula(...)

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