The contest for seats has been tight for many of the candidates across the state as eight recounts got underway today.   Photograph: Dave Meehan

The strongly contested last seats available in the local area elections have been filled today, with the exception of two postponed wards. Following (...)

John Condon, nephew of Private John Condon,  who is recorded as the youngest battle casualty of the First World War and was known as the Boy Soldier, at the unveiling of a monument to his uncle in Waterford today. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

Waterford today honoured its war dead when it unveiled a specially commissioned memorial to the youngest recorded casualty on the Allied side in the f(...)