Gillian and Ronan Treacy, parents of Ciarán Treacy (4) who died when the car he was travelling in was hit by another driven by Finbarr O’Rourke, after O’Rourke was sentenced. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

A drink driver who killed a four-year-old boy and severely injured his mother in a crash last year has been jailed for 7½ years. Ciarán Treacy was kil(...)

Ciaran Treacy was killed in a car crash in Portlaoise. In her statement, his mother Gillian Treacy told the court: “After an hour of the firemen cutting me from the car, all this time I was watching the panic and fear etched on their faces while they tried to free me from the car and as they worked on me and both my boys.” Photograph: Courts Collins

A victim impact statement written by parents of a deceased young boy should be compulsory reading for anyone considering drink driving, a Circuit Cour(...)

The campsite: Some 47,000 tickets were sold for this year’s Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally, Co Laois

Electric Picnic has concluded for another year and thousands of campers, staff and performers are have begun leaving Stradbally, Co Laois. Gardaí hav(...)

A mural at Dalymount Park, home of Bohemians FC.

Saturday September 5th, has been declared a Day of Action in solidarity with people seeking refuge in Europe. The Irish Refugee Council and Migrant R(...)

The Clark Family Project pictured this afternoon at a preview of the Electric Picnic 2015, which takes place in Stradbally from next Friday to Sunday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

With less than 24 hours to go before this year’s eagerly anticipated Electric Picnic festival kicks off, gardaí are calling on festival goers to keep (...)

Blur’s headline set on  Saturday night is expected to be one of the highlights of   Electric Picnic 2015. File photograph: PA

For the first time in its 11-year history, the Electric Picnic will have more than 50,000 people on site at Stradbally, Co Laois, this weekend. What (...)

So this is Christmas. And what have you done? Another year over. A new one begun . . . okay, okay. I know! And no. This is not a two-weeks- later-than(...)

As demands for the extra Garda resources are usually created by a commercial events, the force charges for it – the Garda generated €2.869 million from such activities last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Garda raised almost €3 million last year by charging sports bodies, event promoters and commercial entities for the policing provided to them.Mult(...)

This year, The Ticket will be once again be rolling into the Electric Picnic, with full coverage on- and off-site. Our team of writers, includi(...)

The Electric Picnic takes place between Friday, August 29th and Sunday, August 31st at Stradbally, Co Laois. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Electric Picnic fans have been invited to participate in a five-star meal at this year’s festival in a fundraising event in aid of suicide prevention.(...)