The sea churns under the Baily Lighthouse on Howth Head in Dublin as a walker takes to the beach on Sandymount last December. Photograph: Alan Betson

The winter of 2013-2014 was the wettest on record. Met Éireann has confirmed what many had suspected. The west and sout(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter at the Oireachtas  Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions hearing. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Alan Shatter has had the good fortune to be Minister for Justice at a time of sustained falls in reported crime. Prison overcrowding has(...)

The rail line at Ballycar, Newmarket On Fergus, Co Clare on the Limerick to Ennis route is expected to remain closed for about six weeks because of flooding. Photograph: Press 22

Transport networks are recovering after the havoc across Ireland caused by yesterday’s storm. Some delays and cancellations have been re(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams is  due to visit anti-war activist Margaretta D’Arcy in Limerick Prison this afternoon. Photographs: Dara Mac Dómhnaill/Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams is due to visit Margaretta D’Arcy in Limerick Prison this afternoon, where she is being held over her refusal t(...)

Members of  Siptu at Dublin and Cork airports voted overwhelmingly yesterday to strike, while those at Shannon Airport and Aer Lingus are expected to deliver a similar result today.

Trustees of the insolvent Irish aviation workers’ pension scheme are expected to step into the row over its €780 million deficit later this week in a (...)

 Margaretta D’Arcy: could be released if she complies with court decision.

Anti-war campaigner Margaretta D’Arcy could be released from prison if she complies with a court decision to stay off the runway at Shannon Airport, M(...)

 The sea pounds the link bridge to North Bull Island at High Tide in Clontarf at the weekend. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Some parts of the country had their wettest January in more than two decades. Rainfall levels were above average everywhere for the month, according t(...)

President Michael D Higgins with ITLG president Craig Barrett (left) and chairman John Hartnett at the ITLG Silicon Valley Technology Forum in Limerick. Photograph: Barry Cronin

President Michael D Higgins has reminded senior executives of some of the world’s leading tech companies of the importance of moral leadership as the (...)

 Commissioner Martin Callinan: attended the PAC with a delegation of senior officers for a five-hour grilling on the penalty points issue last week.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Public Accounts Committee has been very active of late. Four weeks into the New Year it has tackled the Central Remedial Clinic’s funding, Rehab, (...)

Protesters outside the Department of Justice last week calling on the Government to release 79-year-old peace activist and member of Aosdana, Margaretta D’Arcy. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said it is a matter of regret that a 79-year-old anti-war activist did not enter into a bond that would have all(...)

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