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Simon Coveney: acknowledged it was Green Party ministers such as John Gormley, Eamon Ryan and Trevor Sargent who first introduced the idea of carbon budgets. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The Government has strongly defended its climate action plan at the first of a series of town hall meetings on climate change amid claims the plan is (...)

Inside the Cow house in Portlaoise.

David Keane, proprietor of the Store Yard in Portlaoise, is a self-professed hoarder who turned a hobby into a profession. The former builder develope(...)

Missing man William Delaney. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder as part of the investigation into the disappearance of a man in Co Laois in January. Gardaí sai(...)

The Commercial Inn, Rathdowney, Co Laois. Most locals said they were not opposed to the accommodation centre but would have appreciated some advance notice.  Photograph: Sorcha Pollak

On the road leading into Rathdowney, just before the Co Laois town’s large market square, sits a whitewashed building with a bright red door called th(...)

A cell in Midlands Prison, Portlaoise. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A group of about 50 prisoners held a protest at the Midlands Prison on Friday when they refused to leave an exercise yard at the jail when required to(...)

Roni Tuominen, head of retail in JYSK Ireland. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Danish retail brand Jysk is to open three more stores in Ireland in the coming months, creating up to 50 jobs. The new stores will open in Drogheda a(...)

Some 475 inmates are   at large from Irish prisons. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some 475 inmates are currently at large from prisons around the country, authorities have confirmed. While the majority are deemed “technical breache(...)

About 125,000 driving tests were conducted by the RSA in 2018, with a pass rate of about 53 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Claims of unfair instructions, foul-smelling testers and a failure to conduct driving tests in Irish were among the complaints received by the State l(...)

Portlaoise Prison

A man has been arrested in Northern Ireland under the Terrorism Act for allegedly being involved in an illegal lottery to benefit dissident republican(...)

The conditions on the puppy farm in Co Carlow were described as squalid by an ISPCA chief inspector. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A puppy farm where 340 dogs and 11 horses were kept in “absolute squalor” and dead dogs were used as food is one of the worst neglect cases ever seen,(...)

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