The amount of money devoted to improving regional roads fell by €3 million to €45 million in 2016. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Over two-thirds of regional roads across the country were recorded as being damaged in 2016 but money spent by councils on repairs declined that year,(...)

The Freedom of Roscommon is to be conferred on New York-based artist, author, doctor, art critic and academic Brian O’Doherty (89) who grew up in Ballaghaderreen

The Freedom of Roscommon is to be conferred on artist, author, doctor, art critic and academic Brian O’Doherty (89) who grew up in Ballaghaderreen. He(...)

Fianna Fáil Roscommon-Galway TD Eugene Murphy.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has questioned reports local authority funding for the maintenance of national and secondary roads may face cuts of up to 30 pe(...)

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(...)

Leitrim County Council refused permission for the proposed new development. It said the proposed increase in retail space involved would breach local guidelines. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Lidl is appealing Leitrim County Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for new two-storey outlet on a greenfield site on the outskirts of C(...)

Steering group  Destination Athlone is banking on a collaborative approach to secure city status.

Athlone should get an indication about how the Government feels about its bid for regional city status in coming months, when the first draft of the N(...)

Sean Callaghan, a part-time retained firefighter based at Castlerea Fire Station (above), sued his employer, Roscommon County Council, over its decision last month to terminate his employment.

A firefighter has won his legal challenge over a decision to dismiss him. Sean Callaghan, a part-time retained firefighter based at Castlerea Fire St(...)

Three-year-old Rocco Ulrich in Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork city. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Compiled by Jennifer O’Connell, Damian Cullen, Sylvia Thompson, Leonie Corcoran, Lorna Siggins, Noel O’Reilly and Malachy Clerkin ANTRIM Carnfu(...)

Men dressed as the Three Kings take part in a traditional parade  in San Sebastian, Spain. The procession celebrates the arrival of the Three Kings on the eve of the Feast of the Epiphany, on January 6th. Photograph: Javier Etxezarreta/EPA

1. Almost 8,000 multiple-ban drivers still behind wheel - RSA There are almost 8,000 drivers on Ireland’s roads who have multiple concurrent disquali(...)

Flooding on the river Shannon just over a year ago. Seán Canney TD says a maintenance programme on the Shannon will get under way shortly.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A community which was cut off by floods for several months last year is appealing for government intervention to ensure a protective barrier is erect(...)

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