A consignment of cigarettes seized at Dublin Port represent a potential loss to the exchequer of €3.6 million, if assuming they would have displaced the equivalent fully tax-compliant quantity of cigarettes from the market. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Customs officers from the Revenue Commissioners have seized €4 million worth of illegally imported cigarettes at Dublin Port. Some eight million ciga(...)

Umbrella weather as heavy rain falls on Dublin in July 2015. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An Indian summer is on the way after the real summer turned out to be another disappointment. The “summer” will end on Monday with another deluge of (...)

 Barry Corcoran (39),  from Wicklow Town, who was last seen on the morning of  July 6th last in Ballyfermot. Photographs:  Colin Keegan/Collins

No trace has yet been discovered of a man who went missing at the beginning of July. Barry Corcoran (39), from Wicklow town, was last seen in Ballyfe(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: ‘I need to examine precisely where that decision  has come from.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she understands the concerns of people about the indefinite posting online of the names and full addr(...)

Stuart Rosenblatt, president of the Genealogical Society of Ireland, and Lord Mayor of Dublin Críona Ní Dhálaigh with the genealogical lists at Dublin City Council’s Library and Archive on Pearse Street. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

  Volumes containing the names of 53,000 Jewish people who have lived in Ireland have been opened to the public. The records of births(...)

Michael Collins, who was sent to Frongoch in Wales following the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Hulton Archive

President Michael D Higgins has been invited to the Welsh village of Frongoch next year to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising. Frongoch, which(...)

Dublin is the friendliest tourist destination in the world to visit, according to users of Twitter. Dublin received the most Twitter praise for havin(...)

Mr Murphy’s  home remained sealed off on Monday as Garda technical experts continued with a forensic examination which is expected to last a number of days. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ronan McGreevy Gardaí have arrested a 24-year-old man following an armed robbery at a shop in Kildalkey near Trim in Co Meath. Two men entered a sh(...)

Gene Simmons of Kiss. Photograph: Kristian Dowling/Getty Images

Police in Los Angeles have raided the home of Kiss bassist Gene Simmons in a child pornography investigation. The 65-year-old rock star, turned busin(...)

Rose of Tralee  Elysha Brennan pictured in Tralee’s town park  on her firse day as the Rose of Tralee . Photograph: Domnick Walsh 4:35

The new Rose of Tralee Elysha Brennan (22) insists she will be her own woman. She admits there was an “ongoing joke” among the other Roses that they (...)