Then councillor and now TD Kevin “Boxer” Moran helps with flood defences in  Athlone near the flooded River Shannon in  December  2015. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A maintenance programme on the River Shannon will commence shortly, the Minister of State with responsibility for Flood Relief has said. “We’re in a(...)

Seán Canney (2nd from left) with his Independent Alliance colleagues. He predicted that public service pay, rather than Brexit or Donald Trump’s election, will put the biggest pressure on the Government. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Shane Ross is being unfairly targeted by the media because of his history as a journalist, his Independent Alliance colleague, Seán Canney, has said.(...)

Letting in the light:  Newgrange has been the subject of much archaeological debate for decades. Photograph: Alan Betson

Newgrange may be Ireland’s match for Stonehenge, but it has gained international renown for “all the wrong reasons”, according to a former State archa(...)

A stream of golden sunlight passes through the window box and along the passage way leading into the burial chamber of Newgrange during the  winter solstice. Photograph: Alan Betson

Trapping the winter solstice sun at Newgrange in Co Meath is not a 5,000-year-old phenomenon, but a 50-year-old “construct”, according to a former St(...)

In Dublin, Kingspan was 2 per cent lower at €25.06, while Kerry was down 1.6 per cent at €66.65.

European shares rose slightly on Tuesday, holding near their highest levels since January, helped by a busy year-end for corporate deal-making and mor(...)

Farms and houses along the River Shannon were badly affected by floods last winter. Photograph: Alan Betson

The announcement that the river Shannon will be dredged to curb future flooding, has been welcomed by many communities living near its banks. One su(...)

Minister of State Seán Canney said the aid scheme was primarily for residential properties flooded last winter and in previous years. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has allocated €2 million for a “once-off” voluntary relocation scheme for homeowners affected by flooding. Minister of State for the(...)

The OPW would not disclose the fee paid to the Bray-based marksman contracted to kill the animals, as this was “commercially sensitive” data

Sales of deer culled from herds in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, have generated almost €10,000 for the State in the last three years, new records show. (...)

Minister for Heritage Heather Humphreys has defended the company managing the 1916 site at Moore Street. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Heritage Heather Humphreys has defended the company managing the 1916 site at Moore Street, after Sinn Féin questioned links between the (...)

The Natural History Museum: sources said the payment is necessary to ensure the Seanad is located near Leinster House, which will allow senators and staff to stay in their existing offices. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Houses of the Oireachtas is to pay its next door neighbour, the Natural History Museum, €500,000 more than expected to house the Seanad while Lei(...)

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