Garda alert is issued when there is a suspicion a child has been taken without consent.

There have been several Child Rescue Ireland (CRI) alerts issued by gardaí over recent years.The alert system was launched in May 2012. It is used wh(...)

A Translink bus in Belfast

Up to 50 children were taken to hospital this morning following a collision involving a school bus and a car close to Omagh, Co Tyrone.The accident ha(...)

The Fire Poise in action at the St Patrick’s day parade in Newry. Photograph: Pacemaker

The day was celebrated by several thousand people in cities and towns across Northern Ireland, with the main parades in Downpatrick, Derry, Arm(...)

Michael Kivlehan, husband of Dhara Kivlehan,  leaving the High Court in Dublin following yesterday’s  settlement. Photograph: Eric Luke

The family of Dhara Kivlehan say they are “anxious beyond words” as they await direction from the Attorney General as to whether an inquest into her d(...)

Dhara  and Michael Kivlehan:  Mr Kivlehan is alleging 23 counts of negligence in the care of his late wife

A week has been provisionally set aside next month for an inquest into the death of Dhara Kivlehan (28), who died a week after giving birth at Sligo G(...)

 US First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters, Malia and Sasha, with tour guide George McClafferty, at Glendalough on Tuesday. Security surrounding their visit cost millions of euro. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The cost of the security operation in the Republic relating to the G8 summit and the visit of US first lady Michelle Obama and her daughters to Dub(...)

US president Barack Obama with Russian president Vladimir Putin at the G8 summit in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

“The queen came here and I don’t think there was a quarter the amount of security,” said shop owner May Wylie as she surveyed the phalanx of armed gua(...)

A police boat patrols water close to the Kellyhevlin Hotel which is being used as the G8 media centre close to the G8 venue of Lough Erne yesterday. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

The G8 leaders meeting this week in Co Fermanagh can help end world hunger by preventing multinational companies avoid tax, the Archbishop of York has(...)

This weekend sees some major protests taking place in Belfast ahead of the G8 summit in Co Fermanagh. Two of the centrepiece events are a trade union-(...)

Better times: David Long, president and chief executive of Liberty Mutual Group, and Pat O’Brien, CEO, Liberty Insurance, in 2011. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Liberty Mutual is shedding 50 per cent more Irish jobs than expected when it made the original announcement, including a number of compulsory r(...)