Prince Charles with Brendan Dunford, Brigid Barry and Aine Bird of Burren Beo, on a visit to the Burren, Co Clare. Photograph: Eric Luke

A scheme that has paid Burren farmers more than €2.1 million over the past five years to create the conditions to grow rare and wild flowers to prospe(...)

There has been a moral panic in Ireland about the sexualisation of young people and the spread of pornography.

There is little evidence of a moral decay and a collapse in the social order in Ireland despite all the temptations for people to indulge themselves, (...)

Merriman Summer School  speaker Dr Carol Coulter: “No epidemic of middle-aged and middle-class men abandoning their wives.”  Photograph: Frank Miller

The referendums that introduced divorce and marriage equality have only been tinkering at the edges of the vision of family life in the Irish Consti(...)

Former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness said: “Irish husbands by and large have not deserted their wives to take off with painted floozies.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The dire predictions that were floated by the opponents of divorce in 1995 have not been borne out. That is according to former Supreme Court judge, C(...)

Figures provided by the Department of Education in response to a Freedom of Information request show that one retired school teacher received a lump sum of €165,862

Eleven secondary school teachers last year received pension lump sums between €150,000 and €165,000 on retiring in a pensions bonanza, new figures sho(...)

A book of evidence was served on Patrick Kolodziej of Coor East, Doonogan, at Ennis District Court. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A 32-year-old man has appeared in court in relation to an alleged meat cleaver assault that left the victim with a 20- stitch cut to the head. A book (...)

Sell-out crowds who wanted to see  Tom Vaughan-Lawlor of ‘Love/Hate’ contributed to rise in profits

Sell-out crowds who wanted to see Love/Hate’s Tom Vaughan-Lawlor put on a stellar performance last year at the Dublin Theatre Festival contributed to (...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny appears before the Oireachtas banking inquiry last week.

The costs of the Oireachtas banking inquiry have risen to €3.5 million, new figures show. A progress report released by the inquiry shows the cost inc(...)

Cornelius (44) and Angelique Billing (27) and who died after being stabbed at their apartment over a shop on the main street of the village of Kildysart, Co Clare. Photograph: Facebook

A fireman yesterday described how he saw a five-year-old girl screaming ‘help, help, help my mom’ as she stood in the street and beside her dying 27-y(...)

Keith Garrihy (18) and Jason Freyne (22) both walked out the back door of the Ennis courthouse and made a run for freedom.

A Co Limerick man who was caught driving a stolen car in a high speed car chase escaped custody with another prisoner at Ennis courthouse on Wednesda(...)