Lord Lucan has been missing since November 7th, 1974. Photograph:  PA Wire

This week’s High Court decision to issue a death certificate for Lord Lucan is the latest punctuation mark in a murder mystery that has fascinated the(...)

 The scales (statue) of justice, on the roof of the Four Courts  in Dublin
Judgments: Key cases in brief

Unmarried co-habitee awarded significant damages arising from death of partner as result of poor medical care Barry v Health Service Executive [2015](...)

The scene of an attack on a hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Photograph: AP Television

Armed men stormed a hotel in the west African city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, last night, taking hostages and burning vehicles in what appears to b(...)

Home safe and sound: Wuffles made it back safely to Linda Malone and her daughter Aoife

Recently at my local bus stop there was a printed-out poster asking if anyone had seen a lost, forlorn-looking collie called Dionne. Dionne was a tim(...)

Gilgamboa: but Barry Geraghty not Tony McCoy will be on board this Sunday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Conditions are sure to be testing for this Sunday’s €85,000 John Durkan Chase which will be ideal for Gilgamboa who is set to get his winter campaign(...)

Stephen Rochford: the Ballinrobe native won an All-Ireland club medal with Crossmolina in 2001 and managed Galway club Corofin to the same title last March. Photograph: Inpho

Mayo county committee on Monday night ratified Stephen Rochford as the county’s new football manager and handed him a three-year term subject to annu(...)

Irish Coastguard and the RNLI pictured during search off the Beacon in Baltimore, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

An inquest has heard how a couple was swept into the sea by a freak wave while fishing off rocks in west Cork and the young man’s father died when try(...)

Two men, who took turns to beat a father of four with a crowbar so badly that he thought he was going to die, have been jailed for five and six years (...)

Santa (and the Grinch) arrive to open Winterval Festival and switch on 100,000 Christmas lights in Waterford City. Photograph: Patrick Browne

More than 500,000 people are expected to attend Ireland’s biggest Christmas Festival which opened in Waterford on Friday and runs until December 23rd (...)

A book by Irish author Kevin Barry about former Beatle John Lennon taking a tour around the west coast of Ireland has won a prestigious literary award. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A book by Irish author Kevin Barry about former Beatle John Lennon taking a tour around the west coast of Ireland has won a prestigious literary award(...)