Somewhere special: 18th century Lisheen Castle, Co Tipperary

The Christmas period, while joyous and festive, can be fraught with planning frustration. For some, a hotel stay just doesn’t provide the same sens(...)

 Aldi’s attempt to gain anonymity in a court case concerning a faulty product backfired. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The decision-makers at Aldi’s Irish headquarters, in Naas, Co Kildare, appear never to have heard of the Streisand Effect, but it is a phenomenon they(...)

Perry Wharrie received the longest ever sentence for drugs offences in the history of the state when he was jailed for his part in the €440 million cocaine smuggling operation at West Cork in 2007. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

The Court of Criminal Appeal has said it believes a circuit court judge may have erred in principle when sentencing a 56-year-old Englishman to 30 yea(...)

Perry Wharrie (53) was one of four men jailed in Ireland for their part in the bungled Dunlough Bay drug-smuggling operation off Mizen Head in West Cork in July 2007. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

An Englishman given the longest ever sentence for drugs offences in the history of the state following a bungled cocaine smuggling operation off the W(...)

Forsyth Park in Savannah. Photograph: Adam Kuehl for The New York Times

Some of Savannah’s best-known attractions – mossy cemeteries, old mansions, ghost tours – give the misleading impression that the city is a macabre(...)

A forensic scientist told a murder trial jury on Friday that he would have expected to see more blood flakes on a jacket belonging to the accused if it had been present at the killing of two women 18 years ago.

A forensic scientist told a murder trial jury on Friday that he would have expected to see more blood flakes on a jacket belonging to the accused if (...)

 Leitrim Tourism and Leitrim County Council  recently launched the opening of an International standard rowing facility in Lough Rynn, Co. Leitrim. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile

The Ireland trials set for this weekend at the National Rowing Centre in Cork will go ahead in a restricted format because the weather forecast is po(...)

Diamond Jubilee winner Slade Power is an 11-4 favourite for the July Cup at Newmarket. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/inpho

It’s not unknown for a Group 1 sprint to end in a dead-heat and that would be the ideal July Cup result this Saturday for the Eddie Lynam team whose s(...)

Assistant State Pathologist, Dr Margaret Bolster said that both Mr McCarthy, who was found to have a blood alcohol concentration of 204mgs per 100ml, and Clarissa had died from acute cardio respiratory failure due to drowning. File photograph: Collins

A 50-year-old farmer chose to end his own life and drowned his 3-year-old daughter in the sea near their family farm outside Ballydehob in West(...)

A person walks past as waves crash onto the Coast Road in Malahide, Dublin on Friday. Met Éireann has issued a fresh weather warning today with gusts of up to 110km/h forecast and a risk of coastal flooding. Photograph: PA

Met Éireann has upgraded its weather warning for today and is forecasting gusts of up to 120km/h today with a risk of further coastal flooding.It upgr(...)