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Peter Kelly (right) pictured with the then taoiseach Bertie Ahern testing a pair of shoes offered for the 2007 General Election campaign. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/Irish Times

Former Fianna Fail TD for Longford-Westmeath Peter Kelly has died at the age of 74. Mr Kelly was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 2002 for the Longf(...)

Josephine Pender: describing many dark nights, she talked of exhausting herself to the brink of sleep before finally hitting the pillow. Photograph: Tom Honan

Josephine Pender mentioned an unborn grandchild in any conversation about her missing daughter, Fiona, the most public of her many painful losses. Mr(...)

Micheál Martin: he said the “slash and burn approach” by former minister for the environment Phil Hogan in abolishing town councils was not a progressive move. Photograph: Eric Luke

Modernising local government is essential to tackling a crisis in governance and combating the rise of populism which has led to Brexit and the electi(...)

Rome mayor Virginia Raggi during a news conference on Wednesday. “It would be totally irresponsible to say yes to this bid,” she said. Photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

Embattled Rome mayor Virginia Raggi of the Five Star Movement walked into further controversy on Wednesday when she said she was withdrawing Rome’s bi(...)

A former Wicklow county and town council official who is facing charges of corruption has had his case adjourned again at Wicklow Circuit Court.

A former Wicklow county and town council official who is facing charges of corruption has had his case adjourned again at Wicklow Circuit Court.Frank(...)

 Noel and Rosemary Rice, of Mill Road, Dundalk, Co Louth, leaving   today after the opening day of a High Court action for damages against Dundalk Town Council and Louth County Council. Photograph: Collins

A couple who claim their home was flooded after being stuck by “a mini tsunami” have sued Louth County Council and Dundalk Town Council for damages.No(...)

Arklow’s Main Street (centre) has been in decline for several years following the loss of more than 3,000 jobs due to the collapse of its industrial base. Photograph: Google Maps

One-way traffic was introduced to Arklow’s Main Street on a three-month trial basis yesterday in the hope of rejuvenating the Co Wicklow town’s shoppi(...)

The Red House, Youghal, Co Cork

“Look!” says Helen Keane as she shifts a rug on the floor at the Red House. “When we lifted the old carpets this is what we found.” She has exposed a (...)