Midlands Simon, which runs a six-bed homeless  shelter in Athlone (pictured), has already cut staffing and says it will likely have to close the facility unless it gets a “reasonable increase in funding”, according to its chief executive, Tony Riordain. File photograph: Google Street View

The only emergency shelter for homeless people in Co Westmeath, which also serves Laois, Longford and Offaly, faces closure because its costs can no l(...)

Chef and co-owner Damien Grey (left) and general manager and co-owner Andrew Heron, at Heron & Grey restaurant in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Heron & Grey, the restaurant in Blackrock market that earned a Michelin star last October, is to start taking online bookings at 10am on Wednesday(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan says the garda involved in Yes campaign photocall ‘acted in good faith’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Groups campaigning for a No vote in the same-sex marriage referendum have called on Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to make a comprehensive st(...)

Retired Supreme Court justice Catherine McGuinness with community garda Kerrie Sullivan at Pearse Street station, Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said the force is examining the circumstances in which uniformed members were in a voter registration drive for (...)

Brian Fitzpatrick: “Sometimes you have to shake off a bad experience and just move on and go again with a different outlook and more solid experience.”

Oriel Sea Salt was established at Port Oriel, Clogherhead, Co Louth in 2010 by Brian Fitzpatrick and John Delany. It extracts and harvests salt and mi(...)