Entrance to Center Parcs resort. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

On April Fool’s Day, 2015, Center Parcs announced the largest tourism investment in Ireland. In the least touristy county. Longford’s status as a tou(...)

 Judge Karen Fergus at Longford Circuit Court. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A judge in Longford has ruled four people involved in a minor traffic collision “deliberately and falsely exaggerated” their injuries in a bid to clai(...)

Candidate for Independents 4 Change in Ireland South Mick Wallace, talks to count staff at the Ireland South count centre at Nemo Rangers GAA Club in Co Cork. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada sought a recount of votes in the Ireland South constituency on Wednesday night as she faced losing her European Parliamen(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  after voting in Scoil Thomais in Castleknock, Dublin. His Fine Gael party is hoping to make gains in the local elections, although party figures do not expect it to overtake Fianna Fáil as the largest party in local government. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

While much of the attention of the past few weeks has centred on the outcome of the European elections, the local elections are regarded as a more acc(...)

Center Parcs chief executive Martin Dalby  at  the Fachjan Project Plants facility in the Netherlands where the company has sourced tropical plants for its new holiday resort in Longford

Fachjan Project Plants is a wonder of the horticultural world. Situated in a suburb south of The Hague in the Netherlands, the private greenhouse oper(...)

Official statistics returned to the EPA suggest local authorities regulate more than 6,000 waste operations and carry out more than 25,000 inspections each year. File photograph: David Sleator

There are significant discrepancies between the sums of money county and city councils across the Republic spend policing illegal dumping with some se(...)

The Swiss Cottage outside Cahir, Co Tipperary, is a fairy-book cottage orné with a curving thatched roof, ideal for a family excursion.

Ireland is fortunate to have so many architectural remains of our ancestors surviving still in the landscape, stretching right back to when we first s(...)

The never-opened Longford shopping centre has been acquired by cinema chain. Photograph: Wojtek Bartkowski

Omniplex Cinemas is to double the size of its cinema operation in Longford town after acquiring a purpose-built shopping centre that had been close to(...)

The Environmental Protection Agency said local authorities needed to improve segregation of household food waste to avoid avoid odour nuisance and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has criticised two local authorities for failures in environmental enforcement performance between 2014 and (...)

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(...)

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