President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Presidential election nomination papers for President Michael D Higgins were submitted at the Custom House in Dublin on Monday. Candidates seeking to(...)

Abbeyleix Bog. ‘My main hope for the future is in community and volunteer-led initiatives like the Abbeyleix Bog project.’ File photograph:  Bord na Móna

National Biodiversity Week which continues until Saturday, is a celebration of Ireland’s native flowers, trees, insects, animals and birds. Environme(...)

Olivia O’Leary on one of her favourite walks along the Barrow, with Mount Leinster in the background. Photograph: Michael Brophy

Campaigners have hailed a decision to refuse planning permission to develop part of a riverside grass path stretching across three counties. The pr(...)

Local fishermen in Glen Pier, Balliskelligs, Co Kerry, look on as Storm Ophelia rages. Photograph: Stephen Kelleghan

The Government has allocated almost €9 million to local authorities to cover the cost of three severe weather events last year. Minister for Housing (...)

Flooding from the River Owenass on the Manor Road in Mountmellick, Co Laois. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Residents in Mountmellick have spoken about how flood waters deluged their homes very quickly following torrential rain on Wednesday. The occupants o(...)

Heavy flooding on the N3 at Junction 2, Blanchardstown Centre on Wednesday afternoon after heavy rain caused the River Tolka to burst its banks. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Heavy rain caused flash flooding and road closures across the country on Wednesday. Flooding was reported across the east, with an elderly woman bein(...)

 Vehicles drive through floods as workers attempt to clear drains after heavy flooding on the Strawberry Beds, Lower Road near Lucan.Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Two housing estates in Mountmellick, Co Laois were evacuated on Wednesday when the Owenass River burst its banks due to heavy rain resulting in floode(...)

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(...)

100 years ago this week L-Sgt Jack Moyney from Rathdowney,  won the VC for an extraordinary act of endurance.

One hundred years ago this week Lance-Sgt Jack Moyney from Rathdowney, Co Laois won the Victoria Cross (VC) for an extraordinary act of endurance. H(...)

The camp site at  the Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally, Co Laois. Photograph: Niall Carson /PA Wire

Businesses in Stradbally, Co Laois, are bracing themselves as 55,000 revellers descend on the town for this weekend’s Electric Picnic festival which (...)

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