Niccolai Schuster’s picture at a candlelight vigil  in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

“His smile was like 1,000 rays of sunshine. He was exotic, always up for a laugh and he had a great sense of the ridiculous,” said John Schuster, desc(...)

Friends of Niccolai Schuster wearing the red of Bayern Munich, his favourite football team, console each other  at his funeral at the Church of the Three Patrons, Rathgar. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The flags at the Church of the Three Patrons in Rathgar flew at half mast on Wednesday morning as hundreds of young mourners embraced before paying (...)

Friends and family of  Niccolai Schuster, who died in the Berkeley balcony collapse,  carry his coffin into the  Church of the Three Patrons in  Rathgar. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The family of Niccolai Schuster has paid tribute to the 21-year-old student who died in the Berkeley balcony tragedy. His father John said Niccolai wa(...)

At DCU for the Digital News Consumption Conference were: Dr David Levy , director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism; Michael O’Keeffe, chief executive of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland; Dr Jane Suiter, director of DCU Institute for Future Media and Journalism and John Mulholland, editor of the ‘Observer’. Photograph: Julien Behal/Maxwells

Former tánaiste Michael McDowell was “chancing his arm” when he said new regulations on media holdings should allow existing arrangements to be challe(...)

Irish people have taken to digital news with younger consumers likely to use smartphones while older generations use computers. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Consumers in Ireland are now more likely to source their news on the internet but television remains the most trusted medium, according to a new study(...)

Gardaí believe people have information which could help their investigation into the death of Mark Burke.

An appeal for information on the death of Mark Burke (37), from Dublin, has been made by the Crimestoppers charity. Burke, a father of six, was last s(...)

President Michael D Higgins signs a book of condolence at the Mansion House in Dublin for those killed in the Berkeley balcony collapse. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

More than $150,000 (€132,000) has been donated to groups providing assistance to those affected by the Berkeley tragedy. The American Ireland Fund don(...)

The Dáil select committee on justice worked through more than 400 amendments moved by Minister of State with responsibility for mental health Kathleen Lynch to the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill 2013. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Bill to allow people with limited decision-making capacity to better manage their personal, property and financial affairs has progressed to committ(...)

Tallaght hospital expressed regret after a 102-year-old woman waited for  26-hours on a hospital trolley in its emergency department.

Tallaght hospital has apologised for leaving a 101-year-old patient over 26 hours on a trolley and says it will put in place measure to minimise the r(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs James Reilly has said the national longitudinal study of children, Growing up in Ireland,  was one of the most important strategic investments in data on children’s lives.

Phase two of the national longitudinal study of children, Growing up in Ireland, has been launched. The study has been monitoring the development of a(...)