Premiums had recently risen from about €200 per unit per year to as high as €300. Photograph: iStock

Hundreds of bouncy castle operators face going out of business following a decision by the industry’s main UK-based insurance provider to withdraw fro(...)

Gardaí believe the gunman was driven to and from the scene by an accomplice in a red VW Golf with false registration plates. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

A man was recovering in hospital on Thursday night having been shot three times as he worked on a property in Co Louth with a number of other men. Ga(...)

The UK government’s  proposal would see no import tariffs on goods coming from Ireland to Northern Ireland, while London would impose no new checks or controls on such goods. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

“Living on the border, we’ve all engaged in a wee bit of smuggling,” recalls Declan Breathnach, Fianna Fáil TD for Louth. “It was seen in the past as (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney welcomes Britain’s Prince Charles before dinner at the Irish embassy in London on March 6th.

It’s been a busy week for Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney as Britain’s Brexit bandwagon lurches unsteadily towards God only kn(...)

The regional Armed Support Unit will be involved in  Garda operations in Co Louth amid a gang feud there. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A new generation of violent criminals are coming up “who want blood and have no conscience in maiming or killing”, the Dáil has been warned. As Garda(...)

Fianna Fáil spokeswoman on children Anne Rabbitte said  the Sale of Illicit Goods Bill would put the onus back on adults for child protection.

Children are being used as “mules” in the sale of illegal alcohol and cigarettes and a Bill to combat smuggling aims to put the responsibility back on(...)

An individual born abroad is automatically an Irish citizen if one of their parents was an Irish citizen born in Ireland. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

More than 62,000 people resident in Northern Ireland have been issued with Irish passports so far this year, continuing the upward trend in applicatio(...)

Leo Lieghio, Collette Griffin, Margaret Kavanagh, and Julie Patten, all of whom lost a child in road traffic incidents.

As the Dáil descended into chaos over the Road Traffic Bill on Friday, Noel Clancy looked on in dismay from the public gallery. It was his amendment (...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris is assessing if services provided under the Maternity and Infant Scheme can be expanded to women who may require an abortion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is considering covering the cost of care for women seeking a termination of their pregnancy. Minister for Health Simon Harris is asses(...)

Rejected votes are seen at the RDS during the abortion referendum count. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Yes side secured 66.5 per cent of the vote in Louth while the No campaign got 33.5 per cent. The narrowest win for the Yes was the single box in (...)

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