Traffic on Dublin’s M50. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Drivers have been urged to stop leaving faeces and other rubbish on the side of Irish motorways. Bottles of urine, used nappies, human faeces and con(...)

Hedge-cutting is banned between February and September, except where overgrown hedges pose a risk to drivers and pedestrians.

Following in his father’s footsteps, 46-year-old Paraic O’Brien has cut hedges in south Tipperary around Cahir and Clonmel for a quarter of a century,(...)

Karl Shiels’ agent says the actor was ‘a uniquely talented individual, simultaneously intense, light-hearted funny and sharp-witted.’

Tributes have been paid to “force of nature” actor Karl Shiels who has died aged 47. Shiels, from Chapelizod in Dublin, was best-known for his role i(...)

Four hospitals have breached HSE guidelines around controlling the spread of the CPE superbug, health inspectors have found. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Four hospitals have breached Health Service Executive (HSE) guidelines around controlling the spread of the CPE superbug, health inspectors have found(...)

Rows of mink cage houses each holding up to 1,000 mink. Donegal-born Sven Sjoholm’s parents, Sune and Karita Sjoholm, moved from Finland in 1968 in response to an advertisement looking to attract foreign fur farmers to Ireland.

Hidden among the hills of south Donegal, tucked behind a shroud of fir trees, is one of Ireland’s most controversial farms. Tall steel gates, electric(...)

Derelict former social housing  on Duke Street in Dublin. Budget 2020 must raise overall tax take to sort out housing issues,  Social Justice Ireland has said. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Budget 2020 must raise overall tax take to sort out housing, healthcare and climate issues, think tank Social Justice Ireland has said, as it launches(...)

Not for the first time this year, a dog has taken a solo train trip into Dublin’s city centre, Irish Rail has said. The dog joined the early morning (...)

Christy and Nancy Whelan,  Ciarán Bishop and Brigid McLoughlin at the Sentencing and Victim Equality  protest outside Leinster House. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Bishop family are thankful the man, who brutally murdered their 18-year-old daughter as she walked home from a Halloween disco, is back behind bar(...)

Nicola Dunne, who works in London, is contemplating a return to her native Mayo.

Nicola Dunne is not tired of London, but there are days when it is exhausting. Like many others attending a London property show this week for those t(...)

Martin Higgins (32) from Galway for integrated medicine and Deirdre Gill (40) from Roscommon attending the nursing jobs fair in London. Photograph: Ellen O’Riordan

The number of UK-based Irish nurses looking to return to Ireland to work within the HSE has seen a “sharp rise” according to organisers of a Nursing &(...)

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