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Local people work at preventing the gorse fire from spreading in the Barna area outside Galway city. Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy

A gorse fire was extinguished in the Dublin Mountains overnight. The fire broke out close to Lamb Doyle’s pub and was brought under control by (...)

Fire service personnel at the scene of a gorse and forestry fire near Connolly in Co Clare yesterday. Photograph: Pat Flynn/Press 22

Fire crews in the west were continuing to battle outbreaks of gorse fires in several locations yesterday. As the prolonged dry spell left(...)

Three of Daryl Walshe’s children, Leo (10), Roslyn (8) and Karsten (4)

On Wednesday, Daryl Walshe had better news than 19 million other people around Europe. While official figures recorded the worst-ever jobless rate (...)

We may be losing our religion, but many of us clearly still believe in saints. The idea of the national broadcaster devoting four hours of airt(...)

Ann Fay, outgoing president of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation,  presents incoming chief  Brendan O'Sullivan with his chain of office at the INTO annual conference in Cork yesterday. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Primary teachers have voted overwhelmingly to form an alliance with other public service (...)

Mulligans pub in Stoneybatter, Dublin: listed as one of the  most striking restaurants for this year.

Eating out appears to be undergoing a minor resurgence in Ireland with almost a quarter of this year’s top 100 restaurants, as named by a local pub(...)

Dublin’s Craig Dias keeps  possession despite the attentions of Down’s  Damian Turley. A little over 10,000 attended the final game of Dublin’s Spring Series. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Croke Park is set to stage the semi-finals of the Allianz Football League, no matter what pairings emerge from this Sunday’s f(...)

Tourists enjoy the snowfall at Sally Gap, Co Wicklow. Temperatures during March were well below normal everywhere in the State, according to preliminary figures from Met Éireann. Photograph: Eric Luke

March is likely to be confirmed as one of the coldest – if not the coldest – on record when Met Éireann publishes its monthly figures today. (...)

Members of the Garda Representative Association protest outside Government Buildings yesterday over proposed public service cuts. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Relations between the Government and the gardaí have hit a new low after the latest row between Minister for Justice Alan Shatter and the Assoc(...)

Sean Quinn Junior at the Four Courts, Dublin last year. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The businessman Sean Quinn Jnr has been questioned by gardai after allegations that he was drinking alcohol and caused a disturbance on a train(...)

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