A spokesman for the Department of Justice confirmed the Irish Government plans to admit 100 Syrian refugees in 2015 and a further 120 in 2016, but will keep the situation under “regular review”. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

The Irish State must open its doors to more than 700 Syrians in order to resettle a “fair share” of the nearly four million refugees seeking asylum(...)

Det Insp Noel Browne  shows some of the  items of jewellery recovered by gardaí as part of Operation Fiacla. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 1:55

More than 1,000 pieces of jewellery, including items worth up to €4,000, have been seized by gardaí as part of Operation Fiacla, targeting groups invo(...)

 Dr Shari McDaid, director of mental health reform, has called for the State’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to be made more accessible to young people and their families.  Photograph: Conor McCabe

Nearly one third of children and adolescents in need of support from mental health services were admitted to adult wards last year, while waiting list(...)

NCAD students protesting against what they allege to be  “underfunding, overcrowding, the mismanagement of accounts and miscommunication” at the institution. Photograph: NCAD See the Future

Nearly 300 students gathered at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) today calling for improvements in the education and welfare of students (...)

 Minister of State for Overseas Development Assistance Seán Sherlock, who said that the Rapid  Response Corps played a key role in the State’s humanitarian response strategy. Irish Aid has called for skilled volunteers to consider joining the corps. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Irish Aid is calling for skilled and experienced volunteers to consider joining the Irish Rapid Response Corps as part of the Government’s programme f(...)

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission is examining the circumstances behind the collision on Saturday involving a garda car and two other vehicles.

An off-duty garda was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a road crash involving three vehicles in Co Monaghan left three people hospitalised(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett says he expects to see an “enormous show of strength” from the Irish public in ensuring a boycott of the Irish Water charges. Photograph: Sorcha Pollak

Right2Water campaigners say they expect “tens of thousands” of protesters to take to the streets of Dublin this weekend in what they say will be “a th(...)

On average, charities received €225,000 from the general public over the 2014 Christmas appeal period, up from €204,000 in 2013. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish charities have reported a notable increase in donations over the 2014 Christmas period, with contributions up 6 per cent on the previous year(...)

Clíodhna Heenan, from Terryglass, Co Tipperary, who won the Junior Violin (A) competition at the ESB Feis Ceoil. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:22

Cheers and whoops of joy echoed through the auditorium at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) in Ballsbridge as the winner of the Turner Huggard Memorial C(...)

True colours: A man  cheers on parade participants as they make their way up Fifth Avenue during New York City’s St Patrick’s Day parade. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images 3:10

St Patrick’s day celebrations around the world have drawn thousands of revellers onto the streets, from New York and Boston to Sydney and Hong Kong.As(...)