Alan Kilmartin (35), of Davitt Terrace, Cloughleigh, Ennis, Co Clare, pleaded guilty at Ennis Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm to a woman at Acha Bhaile, Lahinch Road, Ennis on March 2nd, 2012.

A security guard of a ghost estate, who attacked a woman unprovoked in her home, has been sentenced to two years in in prison following a finding by t(...)

Beaumont Hospital has confirmed that it is conducting an investigation into complaints about the treatment of a man in his 80s.

Families who say their relatives are being mistreated in State-run care facilities have urged TDs to introduce stronger laws to help prevent abuse (...)

Ruth Gilhool and her son Ronan:  “We can’t bring him to places that are too open or  too crowded. It’s not the sort care where you knock off at five o’clock; it’s seven days a week, full on.”   Photograph: Eamon Ward

More than 2,500 people have signed a petition in recent days calling on the Government to restore the 19 per cent cut made to the respite grant for ca(...)

In a 1945  reference for his former secretary Eamon DeValera wrote : ’Miss O’Connell has read for me her evidence. I agree with it in general.’  Eamon de Valera pictured in uniform circa 1914. Images:  Keogh Brothers/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images and  the Military Service Pensions Archive

Showing that the fight for Irish independence went beyond the confines of this island, two remarkable Irish emigrant women made their cases for the aw(...)

The Costa del Sol. Some Irish criminals who have relocated to southern Spain have died there

The shooting dead of Gerard Kavanagh (44) is the latest in a series of fatal gun attacks on Irish gangland criminals who have relocated to Spain or ot(...)

Host Daithí Ó Sé with Dublin Rose Roisin Lyons prepare for the Rose of Tralee Festival. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
What’s on for the weekend

The Merriman Summer SchoolThe Merriman Summer School continues in Glór, Ennis, Co Clare until Sunday. Emotional Life in Ireland is the theme, and ther(...)

Eli Brace  of  Limerick City Fire Rescue: “It is part of our training. In here, rescues are not a big deal”. Photograph: Sean Curtin Photo.

A firefighter who jumped from a bridge into the river Shannon to save a woman from drowning has praised others involved in the(...)

 Claims that New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s administration closed traffic lanes at the George Washington Bridge (above) as payback against a political opponent were boosted yesterday after the publication of a series of incriminating emails. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

New Jersey’s Republican governor Chris Christie has been drawn more deeply into a growing controversy over the closure of lanes on a bridge linking Ne(...)

Loyaltybuild said last night that it had ceased taking bookings on its website and over the phone, effectively shutting down its operation.

Customers of a further eight companies including Clerys, Centra, Postbank and Pigsback have had their personal information stolen in the data breach a(...)

Clerys clock on Dublin’s O’Connell Street. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Customers of a further eight companies including Clery’s, Centra, Postbank and PigsBack have had their personal information stolen in the data breach (...)