The report recommended commuter services should run from early morning up to midnight from rural towns to urban areas. Photograph: Eric Luke

Commuter services should run between rural towns and urban areas from morning to midnight, an Oireachtas committee report on rural transport has recom(...)

The blockade, which lasted more than an hour, at the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea when the first of 12 residents was being transferred to an alternative facility. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Anita Flanagan felt as if she was at a funeral as she and fellow locals walked alongside a wheelchair-accessible taxi making its way through the stree(...)

None of the reconstruction team asked for any payment, only a regular supply of tea

Thanks to Big Tom, it’s well-known that there are four roads through Glenamaddy, a small town in Co Galway. One of them leads east towards a place cal(...)

Participants in the march for climate change to the Dáil last Friday.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Solidarity-People Before Profit (PBP) says it supports the imposition of new taxes on carbon emissions but only for big polluters in industry and agri(...)

The Master of the High Court, Edmund Honohan, most recently came to public attention after breaking windows in his courtroom in December to clear what he described as a ‘fug’ there.  Photograph: Collins

The decision by the President of the High Court to remove mortgage debt cases from the Master of the High Court has been described in the Dáil as “dee(...)

The average amount of meat consumed per person per year globally has nearly doubled in the past 50 years. File photograph: H Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is not the first politician or international figure to commit to reducing their meat consumption in making a contribution to ta(...)

Michael Fitzmaurice: “I predicted this a year ago. The situation is getting worse.” File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Independent Roscommon TD Michael Fitzmaurice has denied that comments he made in the Dáil last week had incited violence. On Wednesday during a Dáil (...)

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice told the Dáil many people were receiving notice-to-quit letters from banks selling buy-to-let properties. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí “aided and abetted” the eviction this week of two elderly people from their home by a group of men from the North, it was alleged in the Dáil. (...)

Peader Tóibín was previously suspended when he diverged from party opinion over the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín faces suspension from the parliamentary party for the second time after he voted against abortion legislation currently bef(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson

Rural drivers could be forced to pay higher levies than urban motorists if the proposed plan to tax the distance travelled by cars is introduced, it w(...)

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