Gavin Kearns and Lucy Ní Raghaill, with their two sons, three -year old Oisín and 11-month-old Cormac, having some family time in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

Lucy Ní Raghaill Lucy Ní Raghaill is “excited and ready” to go back to work this month after the birth of her second child and extended maternity leav(...)

The court heard that gardaí did not believe there was foul play involved. Photograph: Getty Images

A jury has returned open verdicts on the deaths of a homeless man and woman whose bodies were recovered within yards of each other from the river Lee (...)

Somewhere special: 18th century Lisheen Castle, Co Tipperary

The Christmas period, while joyous and festive, can be fraught with planning frustration. For some, a hotel stay just doesn’t provide the same sens(...)

Geraldine Barry at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins

A woman has told the High Court she wanted to be treated as an adult, not “a pest”, when she sought information at the Mercy University Hospital in Co(...)

Detail from ‘Boy with Flute’ by Paul Henry

Two drawings by artist Paul Henry – one previously unknown – which have been in a private collection in New Zealand for over 70 years have been ret(...)

Detail from a gilt-bronze surtout de table, made for Kilkenny Castle in circa 1805, which appeared at Sotheby’s this week where it sold for £18,750

Sunday (February 22nd) Victor Mee Auctions (Co Cavan). Auction on the premises of Smarmore Castle, Ardee, Co Louth. A William IV mahogany three(...)

Detail from The Big Apple, New York, which is signed “de Kooning”

A private art collector in Co Wexford landed a €75,000 windfall this week when a painting he owned sold for 150 times its reserve price at auction. Th(...)

A statement from ESB Networks said the main areas affected by power outages due to lightning were Cork, Clonakilty, Dunmanway, Bandon, Gorey, Enniscorthy, and Thomastown. File photograph: EPA

About 4,500 homes in the south of the country are still without electricity after lightning strikes yesterday. ESB Networks said it sent crews (...)

Judge O Donnabhain said it was one of the worst cases of its kind he had come across

A 27-year-old man who crashed into a roundabout killing one of his passengers and paralysing another, has been jailed for seven years and banne(...)

Clonakilty District Court. Image: Google Streetview

A 26-year-old man has been returned for trial by judge and jury in connection with a fatal road traffic crash in which one woman was killed and four o(...)