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Several locations have received more notifications for adverse weather so far this year than they did in the whole of 2013. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

It’s official: the wet and windy southwest has endured the wildest weather since Met Éireann’s colour-coded warning system was introduced in 2012.Data(...)

A survey has found that 23 per cent of people in Dublin do not to lock their front door.  Photograph: Getty Images.

A fifth of Irish people rely on neighbours and family to look after their unattended house rather than buying an alarm, new research has shown.A surve(...)

“A lot of the things we associate with heroin addiction such as terrible abscesses and wounds never happen when you have legal heroin, because they are not the result of heroin itself - they’re the result of contaminants put into the drugs by drug dealers,” author Johann Hari said. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A scheme of heroin injection centres in Ireland similar to ones he visited in Switzerland could save the country a fortune, an author has said. Johann(...)

Margaret Burke (49) suffered fatal injuries on Saturday after she was struck by a car while out walking in Castlebar.  She was taken to Mayo General Hospital (above) but was later pronounced dead. Photo: Keith Heneghan.

Four people died over the weekend in what was one of the worst for deaths on Irish roads so far this year.The deaths occurred in Mayo, Cork, Longford(...)

The Disability Equality Specialist Support Agency will lose its €81,000 annual allocation from Tusla Child and Family Agency due to cost-cutting measures. Photograph: Getty Images

A group which promotes social inclusion for people with disabilities has said it will have to cease certain operations from July after Tusla officials(...)

SDLP leader and MP for South Belfast Alasdair McDonnell is congratulated by Ukip candidate Bob Stoker and DUP candidate Jonathan Bell after their General Election result was called at the Kings Hall in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

SDLP leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell saw off a robust challenge from both nationalist and unionist competitors to retain his Westminster seat in South Be(...)

Rita O Connor: “I can’t understand why anybody is against it; they’ve done no harm to anyone.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

In religious institutions around the country, debate is taking place over what approach should be taken to the same-sex marriage referendum on May 22(...)

Broadcaster and Mayo native Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin   will present a two-hour celebration of all things Mayo on TV on Saturday. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Move over May Day, Mayo Day is set to take centre-stage this bank holiday weekend with even Niagra Falls turning red and green. The international init(...)

Sarah Kelly carries  trophies into Punchestown for the annual racing festival. Photograph: Michael Chester

Up to 110,000 racegoers are expected to converge on Punchestown this week for the annual festival meeting.The total of €2.5 million in prize money in(...)

Liam Heslin, Thomas Reilly, Kevin C Olohan , and John Cronin of an ANU production currently running at Collins Barracks which tells the story of the 7th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, pictured at the launch by An Post of two new stamps, at Collins Barracks. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

An Post have launched two commemorative stamps to mark the 100th anniversary of the ill-fated Gallipoli landings.Of the 15,000 Irishmen who fought for(...)

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