Sinn Féin TD for Dublin Central Mary Lou McDonald is likely to fight the next election as the party’s  leader if, as expected, Gerry Adams stands down in advance. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Political parties are paying particular attention to four constituencies where the number of seats has changed for the next general election. The thr(...)

A boil water notice is in place in Co Offaly and Co Wexford

The discovery of bacteria commonly associated with faeces has led to a boil water notice for almost 10,000 Irish Water customers in Co Offaly. The no(...)

The rejected project is so vast that it would spread across seven townlands in and around Ballybrennan, Co Wexford.  File photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

An Bord Pleanála has upheld a decision by Wexford County Council to refuse an application for the development of one of Ireland’s largest solar farms(...)

Planners ruled the development would have a “profound negative impact on the appearance and visual amenity of the streetscape of Tullamore”

A plan by a prominent businessman to develop a major new hotel and casino in Tullamore, Co Offaly has been refused planning permission. As many as 10(...)

Apollo House on Thursday morning. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A former Fine Gael local election candidate has been criticised for suggesting that the residents of Apollo House should have all services cut off and(...)

Loughton House in Moneygall, Co Offaly: 91 per  cent  of 2,700 lots under the hammer were sold and the house is still on the market for €2.75 million.

Sheppard’s marathon four-day auction at Loughton House in Moneygall, Co Offaly concluded last weekend after more than 2,700 lots went under the hammer(...)

 Minister for Transport Paschal Donohue said on Friday the money from the severe weather fund would ensure local and regional roads were repaired as quickly as possible. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

About €85 million will the given to councils to fix roads across the country after the storms and flood damage. Minister for Transport Paschal Donoho(...)

Severe flooding at Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim earleir this week. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

There are “encouraging signs” the flooding of recent days is starting to subside, the Government’s emergency group has said. For the third day in a (...)

 An almost submerged car   in a flooded area of Carrick-on-Shannon in Co Leitrim.  Photograph: Eric Luke The Irish Times

Water levels appear to be stabilising across much of the Shannon river system although authorities have warned that the flood situation still remains(...)

Flooded fields at Shannonbridge Co  Offaly last week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There is potential for more “nasty” weather over the next week, with the possibility of orange rain warnings for the south and southwest, according to(...)

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