Mr Justice Garret Sheehan: fine imposed was “just and proportionate” given the nature of the omissions and the harm caused. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

A road haulage firm fined €1 million for inadequately securing steel coils, which slid off a trailer, killing two motorists, has lost an appeal again(...)

Aeriel footage of flooding in Clonmel, Co Tipperary.

Residents of the Kilganey area of Clonmel, Co Tipperary are leaving their homes this evening as the river Suir continues to rise. The decision was t(...)

Barrie Cooke at the opening night of his exhibition in the Kerlin Gallery in Dublin in 2007. Photograph: Fran Veale

Artist Barrie Cooke has died in Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow, on Tuesday evening. Born in Cheshire, England, in 1924, he w(...)

A 32-year-old man with schizophrenia has been found not guilty of murdering his mother by reason of insanity.Niall Stapleton of Glebe Lodge, Kilfane, (...)

 Aja Teehan with her husband Charles Brand outside the Four Courts in Dublin last month. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An expectant mother who lost her High Court bid to force the HSE to provide her with midwifery services so she could have a home birth will not have t(...)

 Aja Teehan and her husband Charles Brand with their supporters outside the Four Courts. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The High Court has rejected a case taken by a mother seeking orders compelling the HSE to grant her application for a home birth.University lecturer A(...)

Aja Teehan says she and her husband Charles Brand have reviewed all the medical evidence and she now believes it would be safe to have a home birth

The clock is ticking for expectant mother Aja Teehan as she seeks to overturn restrictions imposed by the HSE on women who want to have a home birth. (...)

Dominick Geraghty, Carnaross, Kells, Co Meath,with his dog Edward on his way down the mountain during his pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Benedict Donnelly wore short pants, a shirt and a tie when he first climbed the Reek as a small boy, and his best Sunday shoes were almost worn throug(...)

There’s nothing to startle the swans about the table restaurant on Dublin’s Grand Canal. Even the name with its two lower case “t”s seems to st(...)

I spent a lovely morning with Maura Laverty recently, nose-deep in her 1946 cookbook, Kind Cooking (...)