A collapsed road at Quigley’s Point in Co Donegal. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Darren Donaghey was watching television when he began to hear the gullies outside his home rattle. Minutes later his entire home, which he has spent t(...)

Athlone:  unfairly portrayed as  “a place to pass through”, says the group behind the bid

Athlone’s push to be designated a regional city under the State’s new spatial plan includes a proposal for the marketing of Athlone as a hub for life (...)

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran is planning an event at which people with literacy difficulties and mental health problems can meet Ministers.  File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Minister for State at the Office of Public Works Kevin “Boxer” Moran has described how he received calls and visits from people all over the country f(...)

 Minister of State with Responsibility for Disability Issues Finian McGrath: “My job is to get those people out of those institutions that want to go, and get supports in place for them.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Legal disagreement over whether families should be allowed to “dump” disabled relatives in institutions is one of the key factors delaying ratificatio(...)

 The Bill would introduce an automatic three-month driving ban on all motorists found under the influence of alcohol. File photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is set to give Fine Gael TDs a free vote on new legislation to automatically put drink-drivers off the road. The decision will(...)

Kate Madden of  Loreto College on St Stephen’s Green, explains her project Will Eating a Mars Bar Increase the Average Speed of a Galloping Pony?  to President Michael D Higgins back in 2013. Photograph: Eric Luke

Two young entrepreneurs made a big impression on the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall when they met in Áras An Uachtaráin on Wednesday. Sister(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone: “I am deeply concerned that discrimination may be happening at US immigration in Irish airports.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The operation of US immigration pre-clearance at Irish airports must be “urgently reviewed”, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said. Her c(...)

The public is to be consulted on the future of the State’s railways on foot of a review on  Iarnród Éireann, which warns of line closures if  significant additional State investment is not provided.  Photograph: Iarnród Éireann

The Government will make no moves to close the western rail corridor as part of any moves to ease the financial crisis facing Iarnród Éireann. A new r(...)

The precise date for the introduction of increased welfare payments has still not been agreed.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil and the Government have still not agreed the precise date for the introduction of increased welfare payments. A dispute between the two s(...)

It took Enda Kenny’s Fine Gael three months to convince Denis Naughton and Shane Ross to park their independence and sign over their support. Photographs: The Irish Times

They have been dubbed the ‘Endapendents’ – the eight Independent TDs keeping the minority Government afloat. It took Fine Gael three months to convin(...)

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