Cork City Council workers clean up after Storm Ophelia: “The main damage and disruption was caused by trees and telegraph poles bringing down power lines leading to power outages,” says David Spillett of Cork City Fire Brigade. Photograph:  Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Cork region’s long experience in dealing with significant weather events stood to it when it came to its preparations for Storm Ophelia. Assistant f(...)

The LPT automatically returns to the base rate each year and the current regime is based on house valuations from May 2013. Photograph: Getty

The majority of local authorities have voted to keep the level of local property tax at the same rate for the coming year. Only a small number of cou(...)

The pupils of Corduff National School. Photograph: princial Anna McKeown

The children of Corduff National School in Lusk remembered Thomas Ashe on the centenary of his death. Ashe died in the Mater hospital as a result of(...)

Eileen Quinn, Thomas Ashe’s niece, with her son Gregory Quinn at the State commemoration in Glasnevin Cemetery to mark the centenary of his death. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The graves of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa and Thomas Ashe lie back-to-back in the republican plot at Glasnevin Cemetery. Their deaths, the former in Au(...)

Heavy rain is expected to clear across Leinster this morning. Photograph: Met Éireann

Heavy rain is expected to clear across Leinster this morning after a status orange weather warning was lifted at 3am on Sunday. There will be a “dull(...)

A delighted Jennifer Byrne is crowned as the 2017 Rose of Tralee onstage in the Rose of Tralee International Festival Dome. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus Ltd

Offaly Rose Jennifer Byrne was crowned the 2017 Rose of Tralee on Tuesday night. The 24-year-old from Clonaderig works as a junior doctor in the acc(...)

Skellig Michael has come to prominence as a setting for the new Star Wars movies, boosting local tourism. Photograph: iStock

Sourcing contacts for permits for fake guns, finding a lost lake, locating a pier deep enough to berth a yacht and getting permission to throw stones (...)

Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae: ‘If someone told me to go out and knock a fairy fort or touch it, I would starve first.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae has insisted a dip in a Kerry road which had been repaired before mysteriously reappearing is due to the presence of fa(...)

The People’s debate with Vincent Browne. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

It was to be no routine meeting of Kerry County Council in the Ashe Memorial Hall in Tralee. Vincent Browne was in town to assess the level of debate(...)

John Bruton follows in the footsteps of former president Mary McAleese who gave last year’s address. Photograph: David Sleator

Former taoiseach John Bruton has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at this year’s Daniel O’Connell Summer School in Co Kerry. Director of the Dan(...)

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