The  Midlands Prison in Portlaoise when newly built in 2000. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hundreds of defective prison cell windows are to be replaced at the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise, Co Laois. Windows in 500 cells in the original pri(...)

Bill Carney was on remand awaiting trial in relation to 34 historical sexual assaults.

A former priest regarded as one of the most notorious cleric child sex abusers of his generation, William Carney, has died in prison. Fr Bill Carney, (...)

Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Portlaoise hospital is the health controversy that refuses to go away. Ever since revelations almost two years ago about baby deaths in the maternity(...)

Three men appeared before separate special courts held through the May bank holiday weekend to deal with dangerous driving surrounding the annual Rally of the Lakes

Three men, one in custody since early on Saturday after allegedly driving at 120km/hr through Killarney and breaching red lights, during the May bank (...)

Lucinda Creighton’s Renua Ireland has hired the well-known political journalist and author John Drennan as one of its key advisers.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Lucinda Creighton’s Renua Ireland has hired a well-known political journalist and author as one of its advisers. John Drennan, a former political edit(...)

The  Midlands Prison in Portlaoise. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A prison officer has been slashed across the buttock with a makeshift knife at Midlands Prison. Two of his colleagues were hospitalised after a separa(...)

Kerry’s Darren O’Sullivan and Jonny Cooper of Dublin during the National League game played in Killarney in 2013, the same time as Ireland played England in the Six Nations Championship.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The GAA could be looking at a crowd shortfall next March 1st when Dublin travel to play All-Ireland champions Kerry in Killarney in the national le(...)

In the High Court, Mr Justice Robert Haughton said there was a public interest in allowing the case against the receiver concerning the sale of lots in the National Enterprise Park in Portlaoise to proceed. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A Nama-appointed receiver’s sale of an industrial estate without requiring the purchaser be bound by a normal agreement providing for the estate’s upk(...)

Christopher Marianayagam, who died in Portlaoise hospital in  2011.

The Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise has said it took “no action” after being told by one of its staff that two doctors refused to come to t(...)

Sarah O’Doherty, child clinical psychologist says parents need to communicate regularly with their children. Photograph: Getty Images

Parenting strategies such as the so-called “naughty step”, star charts, reward systems or sending teenagers to their rooms to curb bad behaviour are o(...)