A staggering 12,173,606 pancakes will be eaten in Ireland today, despite one third of the population (33%) not knowing the meaning of Shrove Tuesday, according to new research.

Criminal gang blamed for spate of Kerry house burglaries

Traveling criminal gangs are being blamed for a spate of burglaries in Co Kerry.

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Fewer children in Ireland dying from cancer

The number of children dying from cancer in Ireland is falling, according to a recent report.

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PSNI charge teenager with murder of man found lying on the road

A 19-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a man in Co Down.

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Gardaí 'concerned' for teenager missing from his home in Dublin

Gardaí are seeking the public's help in tracing the whereabouts of a missing teenager in Dublin.

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Govt pledges another €3m for Syrian refugees

The Government has pledged another €3m to support Syrian refugees who have fled the civil war to Jordan and Lebanon.

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Gardaí seize loaded gun and drugs at industrial park in Dublin

Gardaí in Dublin have seized a firearm, ammunition and drugs worth more than €10,000 at an industrial park.

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Reports to detail shocking abuse suffered by Grace, intellectually disabled woman, at foster home

The full horror of the abuse suffered by Grace, an intellectually disabled woman, is laid bare in two shocking reports to be published tomorrow.

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Elderly man dies after being pinned under arm of digger at his home

An elderly man has died following a workplace accident at his home in Co Clare.

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Siptu members announce one-day work stoppage at CIT Student Services

Staff at Cork Institute of Technology's (CIT) Student Services have announced a one-day work stoppage in their pay dispute.

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Unions at Bus Éireann tell members to prepare for strike as company pushes ahead with cost savings

The board of the company announced their cost cutting plans within the past hour and confirmed that immediate cost savings would be implemented from Monday.

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Man jailed for life for beating man to death in a row over Chihuahuas

In her victim impact statement, Christopher Nevin’s wife Lisa said a part of her died the day her husband was brutally murdered.

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Lucky Leitrim man thought he had won €5K - actually won more than €1m

There was no Monday morning blues in the National Lottery winners’ room this morning as a EuroMillions Raffle prize winner from Leitrim collected his €1,005,000 ...

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Revenue seize more than 200 litres of alcohol plus tobacco at Dublin Port

The vans involved were searched as a result of routine profiling

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Judge hits out over letter sent to her on behalf of Irishman facing terror charges in Lithuania

Authorities in the Baltic state want to prosecute Liam Campbell over alleged terrorism offences and trafficking of weapons to Ireland.

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Government launch campaign to highlight help available for distressed homeowners

A new survey shows two-thirds of homeowners in mortgage arrears are unaware that help is available to them.

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Dublin Airport declared a No Drone Zone amid safety fears

The airport has been declared a drone-free zone after a couple of incidents where flights have been disrupted.

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Jet makes emergency landing at Shannon after windscreen cracks over Irish Sea

There were 188 passengers and crew on board.

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HIQA: Medication usage errors a major cause of harm in Irish hospitals

HIQA has carried out is first ever medication safety check at seven acute hospitals around the country.

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Gardaí arrest man in connection with Dublin shooting

A man in his 30s has been detained for questioning.

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ASTI president warns of industrial action as schools notified of 'surplus staff'

Up until now teachers were redeployed, but there are fears that some could now be made redundant instead.

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Gardaí renew appeal for woman missing for 19 years

Fiona Sinnott from Ballyhitt in Broadway hasn't been seen since February 8 1998.

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LATEST: Tribunal chairman Peter Charleton asks anyone with relevant information to come forward in next two weeks

Update 1.55pm: Anyone with information relevant to the alleged smear campaign against Sergeant Maurice McCabe has been asked to come forward.

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Motorcyclist dies in Galway road accident

A motorcyclist has died in a crash in Galway.

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State rents office for €8.2m a year... but it lies idle

An €8.2m-a-year office leased by the State is lying idle with no plans to move workers in until the middle of the year.

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Leo Varadkar denies doing deal with Simon Coveney on Fine Gael leadership race

Leo Varadkar has denied he has struck a formal agreement with leadership rival Simon Coveney but the two have had discussions around the future of the party.

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Cork's first vegan bakery coming soon

Cork may soon have its own vegan bakery on George’s Quay after a local baking entrepreneur set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to fit out a unit in the city centre. ...

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Bewley's pledges to only use fair-trade coffee by year end

Coffee brewers Bewley's say they aim to switch to 100% fairly-traded coffee by the end of 2017.

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LATEST: Gardaí investigating Waterford death make one arrest

Latest: Gardaí have arrested a man in his 20s in connection with the murder of Paddy Lyons.

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Climate change sees risk of extreme storms in west 'rise 25%'

A leading climate change expert has said that the risk of extreme storms in the west of Ireland has risen by 25% because of global warming.

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Charleton Tribunal into Garda whistleblower controversy to begin today

The Tribunal investigating the alleged smearing of Garda whistleblowers is to begin today.

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Post mortem results to determine direction of Garda investigation into body find in Waterford

Gardaí are investigating the death of a 90-year-old man in Waterford.

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PSNI arrest two teenagers as they launch murder investigation after man dies in street assault

Two young men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found dead following an assault.

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Gardaí recover gun and make three arrests, including member of Limerick crime family, after car chase

Gardaí have recovered a gun and arrested three men in a crackdown on organised crime in Limerick.

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Gardaí arrest six after 29 searches in Dublin in crackdown on variety of offences

Gardaí have confirmed that six people have been arrested in the Crumlin area of Dublin as part of a crackdown on court-related offences.

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Storm Ewan brings 100km/hr gusts and floods in parts of the country

Storm Ewan brought winds of 100km/hr when it made landfall today.

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Dublin based German, whose wife went missing on cruise, insists she is alive

A Dublin based German man is reported to have asked Italian authorities to launch a missing persons inquiry into the disappearance of his wife.

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Gardaí investigating death of 90-year-old man in Waterford

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 90-year-old man in Waterford.

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One in five motorists admit breaking speed limit in past month

One in five of us admit to having broken the speed limit in the past month.

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Tragic Coast Guard Caitríona Lucas honoured in Clare

Irish Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas, who died in the line of duty last September, has been posthumously awarded the Clare Person of the Year Award at a special ...

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Two arrested on suspicion of murder after man's body is found in street

Two men have been arrested after a man was found murdered on a street.

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Two arrested in connection to fatal shooting in Dublin, released without charge

Two people arrested during an investigation into a fatal shooting in Dublin on February 19, have been released without charge.

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Court appearance for man arrested during armed robbery in Dublin

A man is due to appear in court today in connection with an armed robbery in Dublin.

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Sinn Féin: Brexit undermines Good Friday Agreement

Brexit undermines the Good Friday Agreement according to Sinn Fein.

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Four people arrested for 'drink driving' in Kildare

Four people were arrested for 'drink driving' last night during a Garda operation called 'Operation Sound'.

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23-year-old man dies in car crash in Louth

A man has died in a crash in Louth this morning.

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Orange weather warning in place in south and south east as storm Ewan approaches

We are being warned to batten down the hatches as storm Ewan crosses over Ireland today.

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No winner of Lotto jackpot

There was one no winner of tonight's Lotto Jackpot, worth over €11.3m.

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Sinn Féin gains ground in latest opinion poll

There has been a major surge in support for Sinn Féin in the latest opinion poll.

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Missing 56-year-old found safe and well

Update: Michelle Kearney has been located safe and well in Dublin.

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