Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn speaking to media outside Leinster House yesterday in relation to protests by teachers over the new junior cycle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Teachers protested against the new junior cycle plans yesterday as the Minister for Education defended the programme and reje(...)

A view of Carlisle Pier in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire’s controversial business plan to rejuvenate the town with a mandatory levy charge from ratepayers was voted in by councillors last ni(...)

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(...)

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