Brian Hanley, co-ordinator with the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas, and Bishop John Kirby , ICPO chaiman,  in  Maynooth, Co Kildare. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The man stood in the arrivals hall in Dublin Airport, feeling euphoric, but also lost, one of an increasing number of Irish people who are deported ba(...)

Wormwood Scrubs: There are 950-1,000 Irish prisoners in various British jails, mostly in England. Photograph:  Rebecca Naden/PA

On January 25th, 1985, an ad appeared on the classifieds page of this newspaper seeking a coordinator for am organisation called the Irish Commission (...)

The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine said flu numbers have exceeded threshold levels, indicating that flu is officially in the country.

Beaumont Hospital announced it is postponing non-urgent procedures today amid nationwide problems with overcrowding in emergency departments. Hospita(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: Accessing telephone records is a basic investigative tool in criminal cases. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has defended the Garda practice of accessing telephone records, saying it is a basic investigative tool in cri(...)

Pubs will remain closed on Good Friday 2016 despite a campaign from vintners for the alcohol ban to be lifted. Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgeral(...)

New research has found that although social media helps slow down the natural rate of decay in relationship quality, it cannot replace face-to-face contact.

You might have 800 friends on Facebook but that does not mean much unless you meet them in real life every now and then, according to research from th(...)

A Silver VW Passat with an unknown number of occupants fired a number of shots at a 06-D blue Mazda 3 containing two men.

A Garda investigation is under way after a young man was shot in Tallaght in Dublin on Monday night. A Silver Volkswagen Passat carrying an unknown n(...)

Retired chief justice John Murray: Appointed by the Coalition to review law allowing access to journalists’ phone records. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Retired chief justice John Murray has been appointed by the Government to review legislation allowing access to journalists’ phone records. The Cabin(...)

Demonstrators vacate properties on Dublin’s Moore Street. Photograph: Dan Griffin

Campaigners who had been occupying historic buildings on Moore Street, Dublin, have vacated the properties pending the outcome of a High Court hearing(...)

Assistant station manager at Connolly Station Gavin Collins said there seems to be “a romantic notion that graffiti is a bit of art, a bit of Banksy, it’s great. It’s not. It’s a blight on our community.” File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Irish Rail spent €350,000 removing graffiti from trains in 2015 as new figures show a surge in the activity. The company recorded 172 instances of gr(...)