Joe joined the Christian Brothers in 1981 and lived in St Helen’s in Dublin – then a monastery – until he left the congregation in 1987. “I was ver(...)

A man helps a wounded child after heavily armed gunmen opened fire on March 13th at a hotel in the Ivory Coast beach resort of Grand-Bassam. At least 18 people were killed when heavily-armed gunmen opened fire, leaving bodies strewn on the beach. Photograph: Sia-Kambou/AFP/Getty Images

Only a few years after French troops broke up its desert stronghold and scattered its fighters into the dunes, al-Qaeda’s branch in West Africa has r(...)

Martin Maloinowsk is among the familes facing notice to quit their homes in Tyrrelstown. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/PA

The Tyrrelstown residents appear to be facing eviction from their homes as a result of an agreement to sell them reached by the developers and landlor(...)

A 13-year-old student, who was served detergent with chips instead of vinegar at a New Year’s Eve family dinner in the Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel, Stillorgan, has been awarded damages in the Circuit Civil Court. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

A 13-year-old student, who was served detergent with chips instead of vinegar at a New Year’s Eve family dinner in Dublin hotel, has been awarded dama(...)

Royston Brady at the Tides hotel on Miami Beach in Florida. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Royston Brady, the former lord mayor of Dublin, arrives in his flash black Mustang GT convertible, wearing dark sunglasses. He is impeccably dressed. (...)

Delphi Adventure Hotel in Connemara

The range of treatments in Irish hotels and spas have increased to take into account that many people are fitter and require help in maintaining peak(...)

The Radisson, Farnham Estate, in Cavan: agreed to waive 10 per cent “administration fee” to reissue gift voucher

“I have just been ordering some vouchers for my sister for Christmas from the Radisson, Farnham Estate, Cavan,” writes a reader, Ros. “I mentioned (...)

A third county council has said it will review issues raised in an RTÉ programme on political lobbying. Monaghan County Council has said it is carry(...)

John O’Donnell released a statement accusing RTÉ of breaching “my constitutional and EU law rights to privacy”. Photograph: The Irish Times

A Donegal councillor is facing calls to resign from his colleagues after he was recorded asking for money to help with a wind farm development. Inde(...)

Donegal County Council is to examine allegations made against one of its councillors in an RTÉ programme on political lobbying ‘as an issue of urgency and priority’

Donegal and Sligo County Councils are to review isses raised in an RTÉ programme on political lobbying Donegal council said it will to examine the al(...)