Joshua Molly told a newspaper correspondent in Syria last April he was partly motivated by a desire to fight Isis

An Irish man who has been in Syria fighting against Isis has been arrested in Iraq for alleged entering the country illegally. Joshua Molly, a 24-yea(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has called a meeting over a proposal which would see the break-up of an 800 year old diocese. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A meeting has been called by the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough Michael Jackson to discuss proposed changes which would see it(...)

A forensic scientist has told a murder trial jury that blood stains found on a pair of runners belonging to the accused matched the DNA profile of the deceased.

A forensic scientist has told a murder trial jury that blood stains found on a pair of runners belonging to the accused matched the DNA profile of th(...)

 Greenhills estate in  Athy, Co Kildare. Photograph: Michael Donnelly.

Gardaí have charged a man aged in his 40s in connection with the fatal shooting of Jason Doogue (22) in Athy, Co Kildare last week. The suspect is du(...)

The scene where Mr Doogue was shot in Athy, Co Kildare, last Friday. Photograph: Michael Donnelly

A man in his 40s, a woman in her 30s and a teenage boy remain in custody following the fatal shooting of Jason Doogue (22) in Athy, Co Kildare on Frid(...)

The scene of a shooting on Friday, August 21st, at Greenhills Estate, Athy. Photograph: Michael Donnelly

A woman in her 30s has been arrested on Monday following the fatal shooting of Jason Doogue (22) in Athy, Co Kildare. A teenage boy and a man in his 4(...)

Fitzgerald Nursery staff harvesting a crop of sweet potatoes grown under cover in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Pat Fitzgerald/Fitzgerald Nurseries

In the same way that I have a soft spot for eccentrics and oddballs of the human kind, so I’ve always been intrigued by the horticulturally strange(...)

Assistant Commissioner John Twomey said 13 people were arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving on Christmas Day 2014, which is two more than Christmas Day 2013. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The number of people who died on the State’s roads during the Christmas and New Year five week period dropped by almost 20 per cent compared to last y(...)

The remains of Gemma Nolan who was  killed in a road collision crash with her three friends arrives at the Holy Family Church, Askea, Carlow. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Over 1,000 people filled to capacity the Holy Family Church, Askea, Carlow for the funeral of 19-year-old Gemma Nolan. She was the second of the four (...)

The car that was in the crash on the N78 near Athy, Co Kildare, in which four young women lost their lives. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Gardaí investigating the crash in Co Kildare that claimed the lives of four young women have not yet been able to interview the driver of the car they(...)