Community warden Alan Nolan examining illegal dumping near Clonee in Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson

Reports of illegal dumping have been on the rise since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, and one council worker is blunt when he describes those res(...)

Chief placenames officer Pádraig Ó Cearbhaill says the name is ungrammatical and is truly shameful in a Gaeltacht town.

A misspelled, “meaningless” Irish name has been assigned to a new social housing estate in Dingle, a town where the protection of the Irish language i(...)

Minister of State for Heritage Malcolm Noonan: “Local authorities have a hugely important role to play in addressing the biodiversity crisis.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Increased funding has been allocated for local authorities for projects which tackle invasive alien species or enhance biodiversity. An extra €1.35 (...)

The R563 at Listry Bridge remained closed on Wednesday morning. Photograph: Kerry County Council

Council officials in Cork city and county are this morning waiting for flood waters to recede before they begin an assessment of the damage done to th(...)

Vehicles drive through flood water in Mallow, Co Cork. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Cork was on Tuesday night bracing itself for further flooding after a day of torrential rain left many roads around the city and county impassable. L(...)

Tesla and SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk to deploy satellites into space to provide cheap and fast broadband connection for remote rural locations. File photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

The Black Valley in Kerry, which did not see the arrival of electricity until the 1970s, is to get high-speed satellite-delivered internet this year i(...)

University Hospital Kerry  has  confirmed that 10 construction workers received Covid-19 vaccines.

Ten construction workers at University Hospital Kerry in Tralee have received the Covid-19 vaccine, the hospital has confirmed. The monthly meeting o(...)

The conference will also feature performances from Grammy-award-winning Rhiannon Giddens and Sorcha Richardson

Chief Justice Frank Clarke. aerospace engineer and economist Sinéad O’Sullivan, and writer and documentary-maker Manchán Magan and are among the line(...)

Curracloe Beach was far from deserted at the weekend. File photograph: Gearóid Gibbs/PA Wire

More than 7,000 people visited Curracloe Beach on Saturday, according to Wexford County Council. The local authority said crowds gathered at beaches(...)

Half of Kenmare’s usual tourist trade comes from abroad, compared with 80% in Killarney and Sneem. Photograph: Alan Betson

The loss of foreign visitors is being compensated for by a growth in the number of “staycationers”, Kenmare businesses, hit by heavy flooding last wee(...)

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