Mountjoy Prison, which new figures reveal contains the highest concentration of prisoners in illegal possession of mobile phones.  File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has revealed that prison authorities are currently considering a number of technologies aimed at blocking (...)

The jury at  Clare Coroner’s Court in Ennis has recommended extra warnings for  tourists to drive on the correct side of the road  after hearing  details of a horrific crash that claimed two lives near the Cliffs of Moher last summer. File photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A jury on Wednesday recommended increased signage at tourist hot-spots warning holidaymakers to drive on the correct side of the road.The jury at Cla(...)

Inquest: Gerry O’Connell, father of under-21 Clare hurler Gearóid, was crushed under tractor trailer

A coroner has made a fresh appeal to farmers on farm safety after hearing how a father of an All-Ireland under-21 hurler died in a farm accident last(...)

Counsel for Canon Bob Hanna, Lorcan Connolly BL, said his client was “under severe time constraints on the date” of the offence. He said: “He accepts the intemperate language he used on the day was unacceptable, and he instructs me to apologise to Garda McDonagh without reservation.” File photograph:  Getty Images/Comstock Images

A judge has overturned a driving ban on a speeding and foul-mouthed cleric but told him “even God would tell you slow down on that particular road”.At(...)

The legal firm established by former minister for justice Alan Shatter has received over €660,000 in fees from Tusla, the Child and Family Agency (CFA(...)

View inside Dublin City University (DCU). New figures show Irish universities pay 22 staff pensions in excess of €200,000. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

New figures show 22 staff at Irish universities have enjoyed lump sum pension payoffs in excess of €200,000 over the past two years. Figures supplied (...)

The tax settlement of €26,660 relates to taxi journeys between officers’ homes and headquarters. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

The meter on one Government department’s substantial taxi bill has shot up to €26,660 after a settlement with the Revenue Commissioners.This has bee(...)

Garth Brooks during his press conference at Croke Park yesterday. Photo: Peter Thursfield

New figures show that in spite of missing out on a bonanza from policing the cancelled Garth Brooks concerts, the monies the Garda Síochána has recei(...)

Canon Hanna (68) successfully applied to appeal his driving ban at Ennis District Court from the same judge who banned him. Photograph: Reuters

Speeding cleric Canon Bob Hanna is to remain on the road despite getting a six-month driving ban 13 days ago.Canon Hanna (68) successfully applied to (...)

Liam McKee, with dog Tonto, at his home in Cronin Gardens, Shannon, Co Clare. Separated Mr McKee says he has no access to the TV in the house. Photograph: Eamon Ward

A separated Co Clare man, who has no access to the TV in his own home, has won his TV licence battle with An Post, but he won’t be telling his wife.Li(...)