Gardaí search in farmhouses and at a lake in the area around where the dismembered body of Kenneth O’Brien was found last weekend. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Gardaí investigating the murder of Kenneth O’Brien whose torso was discovered in a suitcase in the Grand Canal are studying his personal relationship(...)

Sally Lothian, of St Patrick’s Park, Celbridge, Co Kildare pictured leaving the Four Courts after the opening day of her High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

A woman who claims she broke her ankle when she stepped into a hole in a public park has sued the Office of Public Works over the incident. Sally Lo(...)

Irish Defence Forces help volunteers with pumps in Athlone on Sunday morning. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces/Twitter

Further heavy rain is forecast across the country on Sunday with many counties bracing themselves for rising river levels and flooding. The status ye(...)

Author Aidan Higgins: his novel Langrishe Go Down (1966), about four spinster sisters living in a decaying Big House at Celbridge, has been described as “a great modern Irish classic”.

The writer Aidan Higgins has died aged 88. A member of Aosdána, he had lived in Kinsale, Co Cork since 1986. Born in Celbridge, Co Kildare, in March(...)

Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A garda who was awarded a Scott medal for bravery in disarming a gunman has been awarded €50,000 damages in a High Court Garda Compensation hearing. M(...)

Breast cancer cell. The new genomic testing may also indicate whether or not the treated cancer is likely to recur. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of women diagnosed with breast cancer who undergo unnecessary chemotherapy could be dramatically reduced following results from medical (...)

Carla and Darren were joined by 40 family and friends and married at the registry office on Grand Canal Street, in Dublin.  Photographs: Lorna Tracey

Carla Byrne and Darren Gunning Darren, from Mullingar, a mature student of computer science at NUI Maynooth and Carla, from Celbridge, Co Kildare, (...)

Louise (26), from Celbridge, Co Kildare, and Moiketsi (28), from Maseru, Lesotho, met on New Year’s Eve 2009 in Galway, where Moiketsi – whose moth(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Oneesa McWeeney and Adrian Cahill had a mini-moon in The Wineport Lodge in Glasson before their Mexican honeymoon. Photographs: David Knight Photographer

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)