Tom Meagher with his wife Jill, who was murdered in Melbourne two years ago. Mr Meagher said a critical mass of non-violent men was required to challenge male attitudes towards women.

Men need to speak out about violence against women and discourage attitudes equating power and domination with masculinity, the husband of a rape and (...)

Swords Castle, Fingal, is to receive funding for development in an attempt by the county council to bolster the north Dublin town’s tourist industry. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Income from commercial rates in Fingal is projected to increase by €2 million next year, which chief executive Paul Reid says is an indication of “buo(...)

Many local marches converged at the GPO on O’Connell Street this afternoon as tens of thousands protested against water charges. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Many local marches converged at the GPO on O’Connell Street this afternoon as tens of thousands protested against water charges.There was traffic disr(...)

A man has died in a house fire in Co Donegal. Emergency services were called to a house at Carnmalin in Malinhead, Co Donegal, shortly after midnight,(...)

Water charge protesters gather at the GPO. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in towns, cities and villages across the country to protest over water charges today.Dublin City Centre(...)

Farmers demonstrate outside the Meadow Meats plant in Rathdowney, Co Laois. Thousands of farmers assembled at 30 meat plants across the country in support of the IFA’s 24-hour beef-price protest. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Beef farmers and meat industry representatives will meet with Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney this afternoon amid an ongoing row over cattle pr(...)

The report from Unicef measuring levels of child poverty emphasised the long-term impact policy can have on the lives of children. Photograph: PA

Ireland ranks 37th out of 41 countries in a report measuring relative changes in child poverty published today by Unicef. The report examines the impa(...)

Environmental activists dressed up as corporate lobbyists protest at the European summit in Brussels where government leaders are meeting for negotiations on climate targets. Photograph: EPA

Ireland should only accept an EU greenhouse gas emissions target that allows the country to offset agricultural emissions through afforestation, inter(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said some bishops at the synod felt the document could have said more on the questions of LGBT people and divorce. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It will not be possible for the Catholic Church to use certain language concerning LGBT and divorced people following last weekend’s Synod, Archbishop(...)

Gavin Glynn rose to prominence earlier this year when a fundraising campaign for treatment in the US raised €350,000 in a single week.

The parents of four-year-old Gavin Glynn, who died last night after a long battle with a rare form of cancer, have paid tribute to “our Superman”.The (...)