Chris Rock:  Ticket holders will be given a device called a Yondr Pouch in which their phone will be locked for the duration of the comedian’s performance. Photograph: Patrick McMullan/Getty Images

Comedian Chris Rock has banned the use of mobile phones at his upcoming show in the 3Arena on September 30th. Rock said the use of mobile phones for (...)

Irish summer: there was plenty of umbrella weather this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It will come as no surprise that the summer of 2017 was a washout across Ireland, according to Met Éireann. It was wetter than normal everywhere, esp(...)

All-Ireland champions: Galway captain David Burke with Martin Cummins at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, in Crumlin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The morning after the night before for the All-Ireland champions always involves a visit to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, in Crumlin in Dublin. It i(...)

Chris Patten will speak about his recently released biography ‘First Confession: A Sort of Memoir’. Photograph: David Levenson/Bloomberg

The former governor of Hong Kong and British cabinet minister Chris Patten will be among the speakers at the Dublin Festival of History next month. M(...)

Gardaí searching in the Wicklow Mountains where the remains of  Patricia O’Connor were found. File photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Three more people have been arrested in connection with the killing of 61-year-old grandmother Patricia O’Connor. The scattered remains of Ms O’Conn(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the homelessness crisis was “neither resources, nor money nor ideology. A huge amount is being done but clearly more is needed.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Charities involved in helping homeless families have criticised the Minister for Housing for claiming “ideology” does not play a role in the housing c(...)

A rainfall radar image from 11am on Saturday slowing a band of rain moving over the country from the southwest. Met Éireann has warned of the potential for flooding overnight in some counties with up to 50mms of rain forecast.

Local authorities have been put on alert with torrential rain expected overnight in the south of the country. Up to 50mms of rain (two inches) is ex(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said he would not use his contacts with the IRA to help in the investigation into Tom Oliver’s murder because of his experience with the Stack family. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said jailing the IRA killers of Tom Oliver would be “totally and absolutely counterproductive”. Mr Adams said he disa(...)

Minister of State Mary Mitchell O’Connor, a former school principal, said she believes ‘everyone who does the same job deserves the same pay’.

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe has ruled out immediately reinstating equal pay for all teachers. Mr Donohoe was respondi(...)

NUI Galway confirmed there are 90 toilets across campus for students with a physical disability of which 14 are also designated as gender neutral

Ronan McGreevy A disabled campaigner has described NUI Galway’s decision to change disabled toilets to an all-gender (transgender) toilets as “deepl(...)