The male bird, which fledged from a nest on the shores of Lough Derg last summer, was discovered starved to death near Ballinderry, North Tipperary. Photograph: Golden Eagle Trust/PA Wire

Extra steps need to be taken to protect white-tailed eagle chicks following the shooting and killing of one of only two Irish bred birds in exi(...)

A 20-year-old man dies after this car collides with a tractor near Aughrim, Co Wicklow.

A 20-year-old male car driver has died following a road crash with a tractor in Wicklow this morning. Gardaí are investigating the collis(...)

The winner is yet to come forward to the claim their prize although speculation is mounting in Kilrish the winner may be local.

The coastal town of Kilrush, Co Clare has erupted in excitement with news that the €8.3million jackpot winning ticket was sold locally. (...)

Flooding in Cork earlier this month. MEPs said Ireland should have applied to Europe for financial assistance. Photograp: Niall Carson/PA

MEPs have criticised the Government for failing to apply for European Union disaster funding to help Ireland’s storm damage recovery. MEP(...)

MEPs have voted in favour of  introducing tougher new laws governing the sale and use of tobacco cigarettes and e-cigarettes in Europe. Photograph: Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg

Controversial new tobacco rules that include regulating electronic cigarettes were passed by the European Parliament today. The draft leg(...)

Kelly Saunders (5) from Tallaght with “Viking” Ros Crammond at the launch of World Book Day. Photograph: Alan Betson

Vikings are coming back to life to roam the city again for the celebration of the 16th annual World Book Day. Award-winn(...)

Reported flu  cases have risen 58 per cent in the last seven days as HSE urges people to get vaccinated. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

There has been a spike in flu cases , by 58 per cent, in the past week as the Health Service Executive urges people to get vaccinated. Ac(...)

The deep colours show the expected sea swell at 3pm tomorrow as another storm approaches from the Atlantic. Image: Magicseaweed.com

Hurricane-force winds have relaxed today as snow falls around the country but another “nasty” storm front looks set to hit tomorrow. Met(...)

Against the odds: Michael Dennehy attempts to keep the water out of his Ballylongford, Co Kerry, home. Atlantic storm Ruth will move across Ireland today bringing gusts of up to 110km/h. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Fears are mounting Ireland’s major rivers will burst their banks this weekend ahead of a succession of storms building up from the Atlantic to hit nex(...)

High waves wash over the bandstand, forcing the closure of the East Pier, Dun Laoghaire on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Gardaí have warned parents to stop putting their children at “outrageous” risk by walking near flooded waterways and piers.Fears were mounting at the (...)

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