An  aerial view of  cattle in a field in Ireland. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A Tipperary farmer has been jailed for 18 months for breaching of Department of Agriculture regulations governing the movement of animals and the prev(...)

Bishop Noel Treanor (left) and Bishop Anthony Farquhar during a service for members of the Filipino community, following Typhoon Haiyan, at St Vincent de Paul parish in Belfast yesterday. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

A self-appointed review of its own child safeguarding practices by the Catholic diocese of Down and Connor has been greeted with surprise by the Churc(...)

Joseph Dee, a bachelor originally 
Former C
from Co Tipperary
, man and bachelor Joseph Dee,
 who worked all his life as a factory machinist in Dublin, said he had been stunned and disappointed at receiving only ¤45,000 of the ¤3.5 million of handouts his sister Mary Coffey distributed in a seven-page will. Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

An 80-year-old man told the High Court today he felt as if he had won the Lotto and lost the ticket after reading his millionaire sister’s will and fi(...)