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Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan said yesterday that while the initial estimate of the damage to public infrastructure stands at some €65 million, the amount to be sought from the EU Solidarity Fund remains to be decided. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government is to seek compensation from a special EU fund for storm damage caused by the recent bad weather. While Minister for the Environment Ph(...)

 Glendalough: “Next Easter there is an opportunity for the people of Ireland to heed the age-old siren call of our ancient paths and reconnect with our common Christian heritage.”  Photograph: Fáilte Ireland

Last summer, in this column, I recounted a penitential journey I completed from Slemish Mountain to Skellig Michael when researching my book, Pilgrim (...)

Roscommon 2-13 NUIGalway 1-5 Ten unanswered points from Roscommon to start the game meant John Evans’ side were never in trouble in the FBD League aga(...)

Mayo’s Jason Gibbon and Shane McHale with Ryan McHugh of Sligo IT. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo 2-8 IT Sligo 1-11Alan Freeman came to Mayo’s rescue with a late goal from the penalty spot to earn a share of the spoils in this Connacht League (...)

On  the Clare coast  waves tore pavements apart and hammered the Lahinch promenade. Photograph: Press 22

As the country recovers from the recent storms that battered the entire island, local authorities are facing tens of millions in clean-up and repai(...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny  and President of Emirates Tim Clark address delegates  in Dubai

Irish companies have closed business deals in the Gulf region that are expected to realise a return of €65 million and lead to the hiring of 95 people(...)

James Horan: intends using several All-Ireland-winning minors in the three FBD League games.

From the sandy beaches of Dubai to the wet fields of MacHale Park in less than 48 hours. It may not be the ideal way to break into the new football se(...)

Fáilte Ireland says advance bookings are already ahead of a year ago and seven out of 10 hotels are anticipating further growth.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

Confidence in the tourism sector is the highest it has been since the recession, according to Fáilte Ireland. Outlining its end of year report, the to(...)

People taking part in the Solidarity Walk-Rebelling Against Pylons and Wind Turbines, at Vinegar Hill, Enniscorthy, on Sunday.  Photograph: Eric Luke

EirGrid’s ambitious €3.2 billion plan to upgrade Ireland’s electricity network has been contentious since it was announced several years ago but oppos(...)

Surfers arrive on Irish west coast to catch big waves

Several dozen of the world’s top surfers have arrived on the Irish west coast to catch some of the biggest waves of the year.Surfers are braving the s(...)

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