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The closure of Garda stations freed up 64,000 officer-hours to help put “uniforms in the community”, according to a report. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The closure of almost 140 Garda stations between 2007 and 2014 did not result in more crime in the vicinity of the closed buildings, but freed up 64,0(...)

The proposed Mary Robinson Centre in Ballina, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Former president Mary Robinson’s brother has yet to sign a deal to sell the family’s ancestral home in Ballina to house Ireland’s first presidential (...)

EU member states are now required to wipe invasive species out or at least try to keep them contained.  Among them are animals such as the raccoon, the grey squirrel and North American bullfrog (above).

Open season has been declared on a range of animals and plants found on an EU list of alien species. Member states are now required to wipe them out(...)

The Government recently published the first national arts policy, Culture 2025. The framework document is partly the result of extensive consultations(...)