A weather system nicknamed as the “beast from the east” is heading our way, bringing with it freezing temperatures and the likelihood of heavy snow. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is heading for its coldest snap since the snows of December 2010 brought the country to a halt. The weather system nicknamed as the “beast f(...)

 The Irish flag is lowered outside the GPO by Army personnel last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland contributes more to the prosperity and equality of the world than any other country relative to the size of its economy, a new report has stat(...)

The Citizens’ Assembly in the Grand Hotel Malahide discussed climate change this weekend. Photograph: Tom Honan

Ireland is going to miss its 2020 emission targets by more than expected, the Citizens’ Assembly has been told. Professor John FitzGerald, the chair(...)

Of the 35.8%  who attend religious services regularly in Ireland, 29.9%  do so once a week, a further 4.1%  more than once a week, and 1.8%  attend every day. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland has the one of the highest percentages in Europe of people who say they pray or attend a religious service on a regular basis. Though religi(...)

Ireland has 840,000 premises in need of high-speed broadband.

Ireland will have a rural broadband network comparable to any in the world by 2020, it was claimed on Wednesday. The Department of Communications has(...)

 Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop at a  breakfast meeting in Dublin. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Ireland is set to benefit from Australian companies seeking access to the EU after Brexit, Australia’s foreign minister has said. Julie Bishop told (...)

Hiqa chief executive Phelim Quinn described  current approach to the health service as “disjointed and reactionary”.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland should seek to move to a commissioning model of care similar to that used by the NHS in Britain, the Health Information and Quality Authority (...)

Éamon Ó Cuív said a choice will have to be made between the ‘insignificant risk’ to local freshwater pearl mussel  balanced with the possibility that somebody will die if the road is not upgraded. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland will have to make hard decisions in relation to infrastructure projects and “take our chances with Europe”, former government minister Éamon Ó(...)

Dubliners enjoy the warm weather at Grand Canal Dock. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times/ File photo

Ireland will experience a mini Indian summer on Wednesday with highs of 22 degrees. The extraordinarily warm conditions for the end of September are(...)

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. File photograph: Bernd Von Jutrczenka/EPA

Ireland faces a “stark choice” at the next election between those who have imposed austerity on the Irish people and those who have an alternative vis(...)

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