On March 29th 1975 Fr Seán Brady, later the Catholic primate, was asked by Bishop McKiernan to conduct a canonical inquiry into allegations of abuse against the Norbertine priest Fr Brendan Smyth. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

And so ends one of the sorriest sagas in the abuse crisis which has engulfed the Catholic Church in Ireland. It first came to public notice with the j(...)

Identical twins Kathleen & Sheila Keogan pictured together as young women. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Ireland’s oldest known twins died within a two days of each other last week. Kathleen Keogan from Aughalion, Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan died last Friday(...)

In 1975, Cardinal Seán Brady conducted canonical investigations into allegations by two teenage boys of abuse by Fr Brendan Smyth. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Hearing Cardinal Seán Brady’s evidence to the North’s Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry was to be reminded of a damning conclusion in Judge Yvonn(...)

A brick from the Mahdi’s tomb sold for €800

Auction Results Tuesday and Wednesday (May 26th & 27th) Mealy’s Summer Sale. 86 per cent of lots sold. A pair of Irish George III dining- r(...)

The largest outdoor replica WWI trench in Britain and Ireland is in Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan, behind the county museum. Some 6,000 sand bags were u(...)

Undated handout photos  of Eoin O’Connor (32) and Anthony Keegan (33), both from the Coolock area of north Dublin. Gardaí from Kells confirmed last night that the two bodies discovered on an island in a Co Cavan lake were those of Mr O’Connor and Mr Keegan. Photographs: PA

Gardaí searching for the killers of two men shot dead before their bodies were dumped on an island in a Co Cavan lake believe they were murdered on(...)

The scene on Inchicup Island, Lough Sheelan, Co Cavan, where gardaí discovered two bodies after a month long search. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick

Gardaí investigating the disappearance of two Dublin men last month have discovered bodies at a lake in Co Cavan, believed to be their remains. The di(...)

The scene on Inchicup island, Lough Sheelan, Co Cavan, where gardaí have discovered human remains after a month-long search. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick

Eoin O’Connor and Anthony Keegan never came home. Their families became extremely concerned; they had some idea what might have gone wrong. In the la(...)

 Eoin O’Connor

Gardaí have indicated they are keeping an open mind about the disappearance of two men from Dublin last week, with no forensic(...)

Proposal “favourable option” in right circumstances. Photograph: Eric Luke

Selling off entire unfinished housing estates, “warts and all” to small builders or developers who would then complete them would be an efficient way (...)