Flooding in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: Brian Farrell/The Irish Times

“I have my wellies in the boot,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar remarked helpfully as he gazed into the flood waters lapping close to the doors of Carrick-on-(...)

Joe Brolly’s contract with RTÉ was not renewed at the end of 2019.   Photograph: James Crombie/inpho

A Clare County councillor has brought a motion calling on the Minister of Communications to step in and get Joe Brolly reinstated to the RTÉ panel. Ge(...)

Traveller families in Clondalkin who have been living on an unauthorised site in Balgaddy have been ordered to leave.  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Four Traveller families, including 12 children, say they will not leave a vacant site in west Dublin this week as they have “nowhere to go”. The Dohe(...)

The East Tip Haulbowline Island remediation project by Cork County Council, RPS, PJ Hegarty & Sons and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has won the  Engineering Project of the Year

The transformation of the East Tip of Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour has been voted national Engineering Project of the Year for 2019. The remedia(...)

Since it was bought, Donald Trump has visited Doonbeg seven times

The Donald Trump-owned Trump Doonbeg resort in Co Clare has recorded its first operating profit since it was bought in 2014. Accounts show that the b(...)

Spanish golfer Jon Rahm who won the  2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch Golf Club. Photograph: Donall Farmer/PA Wire.

Fáilte Ireland paid the US-based Golf Channel €187,500 towards broadcasting the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open staged in Lahinch in July. According to fi(...)

A reconstruction of what the 325-million year-old tetrapod would have looked like and (inset) the bones uncovered in Co Clare. Image: Dr Eamon Doyle

The fossilised bones of a 325-million-year-old amphibian have been discovered in Co Clare. Geologist Dr Eamon Doyle stumbled upon the small fossilise(...)

Head of forecasting at Met Eireann, Evelyn Cusack following a meeting of the National Emergency Co-ordination group on Wednesday concerning Storm Lorenzo. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Storm Lorenzo is expected to make landfall in Co Donegal in the early hours of Friday morning, and should have weakened by that stage, Met Éireann has(...)

The seafront at Kilkee, Co Clare. Photograph: Alan Betson

A swimming ban has been imposed at Kilkee beach following a discharge of wastewater into the sea. The beach in the small coastal town in Co Clare is (...)

 Children play under water jets in a fountain as they cool off during a heatwave in Nice in the south of France. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

Thursday is believed to have been the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures rising above 28 degrees in the west. While the heat on Friday (...)

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