During his time in Brussels, Phil Hogan used his well-honed political skills to develop important contacts with a range of individuals that further enhanced his reputation as a smart political operator. File photograph: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Given the heights to which Phil Hogan has soared in Irish and EU politics over a lengthy and sometimes colourful career, it was inevitable that any fa(...)

“You are hounding everybody, so no comment and goodbye,” said guest Loman Dempsey when contacted. Illustration: iStock

More than 80 guests attended an Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in the Station House Hotel, Clifden, Co Galway, last Wednesday at a time when Governmen(...)

“You are hounding everybody, so no comment and goodbye,” said guest Loman Dempsey when contacted. Illustration: iStock

More than 80 guests attended an Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in the Station House Hotel, Clifden, Co Galway, last Wednesday at a time when Governmen(...)

Glanbia  plans to develop a Dutch-style cheese production facility on a 10-hectare site next to an existing  milk processing plant in Belview

Plans by Glanbia Ireland for a €140 million cheese manufacturing facility in Co Kilkenny have been put on hold following objections by two leading en(...)

Funding of almost €750,000 will be available for facilities and items such as sensory play equipment and toys, assistive technologies and autism-friendly signage. Photograph: iStock

Public libraries are to be equipped with sensory rooms to help make them a more welcoming place for children with special needs. The Department of Ru(...)

The five-star Mount Juliet hotel in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny. The estate is home to a Jack Nicklaus-designed 18-hole championship golf course

Residents of the five-star Mount Juliet estate have won a court battle against its owners with a judgment made in their favour requiring the replaceme(...)

Twenty people have been arrested in Kilkenny as part of Operation Storm, which is targeting organised crime in the south of the county. Three suspect(...)

Kilkenny councillors voted to allow members of the public and the press back into their SPC meetings, which formulate policy. Photograph: iStock

Members of Kilkenny County Council have agreed to reverse the exclusion of members of the media and public from the council’s Strategic Policy Committ(...)

The memorial in Kilkenny city. In March this year, the carved stone face of the soldier was damaged but gardaí in Kilkenny say the area around the monument is now covered by CCTV. Photograph: Kilkenny War Memorial facebook page

A first World War memorial in Kilkenny city has been restored following an incident of criminal damage earlier in the year. The memorial features a s(...)

Kilkenny councillors on Friday voted to exclude members of the public and the press from SPC meetings, which formulate policy. Photograph: iStock

There has been a call for a national approach on access to council meetings, after Kilkenny County Council voted to exclude public and press from all (...)

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