Violet Coyne is  comforted by Ruth Coppinger  as  personal belongings are  removed from the rental home in Carpenterstown she shared with her husband Martin for 15 years. Photograph: Alan Betson 1:27

Violet and Martin Coyne said they “hadn’t a clue” where they would sleep last night and contemplated the prospect of spending the night in a van after(...)

Violet Coyne (61), outside the Four Courts today after being evicted from their home. Photograph: Bryan O’Brian/The Irish Times 1:27

The possessions of Violet and Martin Coyne will be collected from their home tonight by an arrangement made in the court today. Reacting outsid(...)

Prospective parents should be no more than 42 years older than the child they are adopting, the Adoption Authority of Ireland has recommended.  Photograph: Franz Pfluegl/iStockphoto/Thinkstock/Getty.

Prospective parents should be no more than 42 years older than the child they are adopting, the Adoption Authority of Ireland has recommended. It urge(...)

Passengers pushing Luas tram to help free trapped schoolgirl. Screenshot:  Lukasz Pigula/Facebook

A schoolgirl who got her leg trapped between a Luas tram and the footpath in Dublin city centre today was freed with the help of fellow passengers.It (...)

Thousands of primary and secondary school students are still waiting for their annual bus tickets due to a technical glitch.

Thousands of primary and secondary school students are still waiting for their annual bus tickets due to a technical glitch.Bus Éireann is to email te(...)

The entertainer Paddy Cole at the funeral of former taoiseach Albert Reynolds , at the Church of the Sacred Heart Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

An instrumental piece played during the funeral Mass was a favourite of Albert and Kathleen Reynolds since they danced to it more than 50 years ago. (...)

Peshmerga fighters are seen in vehicles with Kurdish flags as they guard Mosul Dam in northern Iraq . Photograph: Youssef Boudlal/Reuters

Iraqi Shia militiamen opened fire on minority Sunni Muslims in a mosque today, killing dozens of people just as Baghdad is trying to build a cross-com(...)

The arrests were part of the gardaí’s six-month covert ‘Operation Tempest’, which was set-up to find people involved in the sale and supply of heroin, cocaine and other controlled drugs.

Twenty-three people were charged in court today in relation to the sale and supply of drugs.The arrests were part of the gardaí’s six-month covert ‘Op(...)

Police in the North have rescued 20 potential trafficking victims and have arrested three men on suspicion of forced labour and slavery.

Police in the North have rescued 20 potential trafficking victims and have arrested three men on suspicion of forced labour and slavery.The 14 men and(...)

Incoming Iraqi prime ministerHaider al-Abadi  was once  in charge of servicing BBC’s lifts, the British broadcaster has said. Photograph: Ali Abbas/EPA

He may have taken a step up in the world this week but Iraq’s incoming prime minister was once known for his downs as well as his ups, as the man in c(...)