Independent TD Marie Harkin asked the Dáil for greater support to be made available to Leitrim County Council.  Photograph: Alan Betson

People in Leitrim have suffered “extensive damage to their land and property” following mudslides over the weekend with some forced to leave their hom(...)

Micheál Martin’s election as Taoiseach has been marked by congratulations, as well as policy prescriptions from a range of interest groups. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Micheál Martin’s election as Taoiseach has been marked by congratulations, as well as policy prescriptions from a range of interest groups. The Irish(...)

Flooding in Clonlara Co Clare. Photograph: Alan O’Reilly

Where is worst affected? South Galway, Athlone and Carrick-on-Shannon are some of the worst affected areas. Parts of Co Clare, Roscommon, Longford, L(...)

Budget 2020 will come as a ‘profound disappointment’ to farmers, according to the agricultural lobby, which accused the Government of not doing enough to avoid an ‘agricultural armaggedon’.  File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Budget 2020 will come as a “profound disappointment” to farmers, according to the agricultural lobby, which accused the Government of not doing enough(...)

Farmers wellies in a pile at the gates of Leinster House during a demonstration   in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

The Government has been soundly defeated on a vote on the Mercosur trade deal in the Dáil. The vote, on a Sinn Féin motion, was defeated by 84 votes (...)

Credit unions are limited to charging customers an interest rate of 1 per cent a month on their personal loans, thus ensuring access to loans at a reasonable rate. File photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is to proceed with plans to allow credit unions increase the cost of loans they offer their customers, months aft(...)

Sunny weather is on the way, according to Met Éireann. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Met Éireann’s forecast for this week could mean Ireland is finally on track to experience some real spring weather with temperatures expected to reach(...)

Pat Murray, of Knocknagapple, Monaseed, Co Wexford is one of the many farmers finding it difficult to feed their livestock. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

The fodder crisis affecting farmers has worsened in recent days, so much so there is insufficient fodder of the necessary quality in the country to re(...)

A Dublin canal lock.  A spokesman for the Dublin Chamber of Commerce said the disruption so far has been at least on a par with the last period of severe cold weather in 2010. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government will provide extra resources to repair the damage caused by the severe weather, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said, as one Minister predicted (...)

The rejected project is so vast that it would spread across seven townlands in and around Ballybrennan, Co Wexford.  File photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

An Bord Pleanála has upheld a decision by Wexford County Council to refuse an application for the development of one of Ireland’s largest solar farms(...)

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