Councillors will get a final vote on whether to include the ban on super-sized cruise ships when the development plan is adopted, expected to be in February. Photograph: The Irish Times

A move by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown councillors to limit the size of cruise ships allowed to berth in Dún Laoghaire harbour – effectively banning “supers(...)

Former Wicklow Co Council principal officer Frank O’Toole leaving court this afternoon. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A former Wicklow town clerk found guilty of corruption has been given an 18 month suspended sentence and fined € 10,000 at Wicklow Circuit Court. Fr(...)

Gardaí carry out checkpoints outside Ardclough GAA Club over the weekend as part of an appeal to motorists for information in relation to the murder of Kenneth O’Brien. Photograph: Collins

Four locations across two canals are being searched by gardaí investigating the murder of Kenneth O’Brien, following the discovery of body parts at S(...)

Mr O’Toole was convicted last December of furnishing a letter to Patrick O’Toole, a Wicklow town-based solicitor and property developer, asserting that development levies of €64,840 had been paid, when this was not the case.

Sentencing in the case of a former Wicklow town clerk found guilty of corruption has been adjourned at Wicklow Circuit Court after counsel claimed a c(...)

Laura Quinn as her mobile home is removed from the Traveller halting site at Woodland Park, Dundalk. Photograph: Eric Luke

Residents evicted from a Dundalk halting site have set up home in the disused car park of a nearby industrial estate and claim they had been “tricked(...)

Laura Quinn looks on as her mobile home is removed from the halting site at Woodland Park, Dundalk. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Residents of a Dundalk halting site watched on Wednesday as the last caravans were removed from the site on foot of a Louth County Council deadline. (...)

 Kilpatrick beach, Toberpatrick, north Co Wexford, is  a European recognised habitat for wildlife and nesting site for sand martins. It  has been destroyed in recent storms and endangering homes and holiday homes. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

People living in a Co Wexford community have for two years had to bring items such as groceries and home heating oil across fields or a beach to their(...)

Jenny and Gavin Drake and their son Aidan were on a flight to the US from France last October when Jenny went into labour, causing the flight to be diverted to Dublin. Her baby, since named Zoe Ireland (above), was born weighing just 1 lb 13 oz.

A Tennessee woman has said she will name her next child after a donor who gave her family the final €30,000 needed to bring her four-month premature b(...)

A Garda forensic team enters the  Woodbine Park Post Office in Booterstown which was raided on Tuesday evening. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A masked gunman fired a number of shots during the attempted robbery of a post office in south county Dublin. Gardaí said the man entered the post o(...)

Members of the Garda sub aqua unit at the scene near the village of Ardclough, Co Kildare, where a dismembered body was found inside a container dumped in the Grand Canal. Photograph: PA

Gardaí believe a murder victim whose torso was found in a suitcase in a canal may have been dismembered with the use of machinery or power tools. The(...)