The two men were 16 and 18 at the time of the crime. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Two men jailed for the attempted rape of a 31-year-old woman in a van, which had a mattress in the back, after she was separated from friends on a nig(...)

Project aims to speed up time spent at airports

Car hire firms aggree higher standards Five major car hire firms have agreed to improve practices following a Europe-wide review by the UK’s Comp(...)

Police in the Spanish island of Ibiza are investigating the death of a 21-year-old man from Northern Ireland.

A man from Northern Ireland has died less than 24 hours after arriving with a group of friends for a holiday on the Spanish island of Ibiza. He has b(...)

The Department of Foreign Affairs  said it is providing consular assistance to the family of an Irishman who died in Croatia.

A Galway student has drowned while on holiday in Croatia. Local media reported Eamon Buckley was walking along a harbour in Split on Monday night wit(...)

The funeral of Larry and Martina Hayes leaves  the Church of St Peter & Pauls, Athlone for the cemetary. Photograph: Collins

The murderous ideology of Islamic State visited Athlone in a visceral way, the mourners at the funerals of Larry (Lonnie) and Martina Hayes, who died(...)

Frédéric Souty,  master baker at Fallon & Byrne’s new in-store bakery on Exchequer Street

Baking hot This happy chap above is Frédéric Souty, master baker at Fallon & Byrne’s new in-store bakery at the Exchequer Street food market,(...)

On a sunny day the views from the floor-to-ceiling windows of 13 Block A Hanover Dock on Dublin’s Hanover Quay are very distracting. You can se(...)

 Sandra Higgins: has pleaded not guilty plea to charge of causing serious harm to a 10-month-old baby. Photograph:  Collins

A registered child-minder has gone on trial charged with causing serious harm to a 10-month-old baby. On the first day of the trial at Dublin Circuit(...)

Pope Francis has  warned that failure to act over climate change would have “grave consequences for all of us”. Photograph: Getty

Pope Francis will this week call for changes in lifestyles and energy consumption to avert the “unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem” before the(...)

‘Connecting for life’, a new youth suicide prevention strategy, is to focus on helping secondary school students to deal with stress.

All secondary school students will receive training on how to cope with stress and improve resilience as part of a new five-year Government strategy(...)