A licence is required to keep a barn owl

Four barn owls have been seized by police in Northern Ireland amid suspicion they were going to be illegally sold on the internet. The birds were rec(...)

Former intercounty footballer John Murtagh leaving the Employment Appeals Tribunal after taking a case against Parnells GAA: he said he  “saw red” when confronting club volunteer Greg Maxwell in the bar on that occasion and an altercation ensued. Photograph: Alan Betson

A former intercounty footballer made death threats and assaulted a customer at a GAA club bar where he worked, it has been claimed at an Employment A(...)

Roy Kinnear: ‘It truly is paradise so I’m lucky to be working here even if that is on a 24/7 basis right now”

The first time Roy Kinnear visited the Seychelles was when he flew there to attend interviews for the role of chief executive with the national airlin(...)

The recent mapping at irishtimes.com/ancestor of all General Register Office births between 1864 and 1913 (see bit.ly/1HL3gF9) brought us a massive in(...)

Séamus and Philomena Lappin, Corran, Tassagh, Co Armagh, were given a number of loan facilities by AIB between September 2007 and October 2009.

AIB is seeking summary judgment for €6.6 million against a couple over alleged default on loans to buy and build property. Séamus and Philomena Lappi(...)

Fenced in: Oisín McConville  would wake up in a panic. Photograph: Barry Cronin

This is one of a series of articles by Patrick Freyne on winners and losers in Ireland’s changing gambling world.  At the height of his ca(...)

Northern Ireland’s High Court has heard how a two-year-old girl suffered ‘permanent injuries’ during an incident at her Co Armagh home, as bail was refused to the man accused of attempting to murder her. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A two-year-old girl whose skull fractures were allegedly inflicted in an attempt to kill her has suffered “permanent injuries”, the High Court in Nort(...)

File photograph of former SDLP deputy first minister Seamus Mallon with David Trimble, Bill Clinton and Tony Blair at Stormont. A dinner in honour of Mr Mallon was attended by hundreds in Armagh. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The former SDLP deputy first minister Seamus Mallon has been hailed as a “great Irishman” and a “genuinely historic figure” who had shown “disdain for(...)

A performance by comedian Tommy Tiernan; the First Fortnight mental health festival; and Leinster v Ulster are among the events taking place in Dublin this weekend.
What’s on this weekend?

A guide to what’s on around the country this weekend: First Fortnight An ideal tonic to the new year blues, the First Fortnight creative ar(...)

A man in his 20s has been arrested by the PSNI following a suspected assault on a 2-year-old girl in the town of Bessbrook, Co Armagh yesterday evening.

A man in his 20s has been arrested following a suspected assault on a 2-year-old girl in Bessbrook, Co Armagh yesterday evening.Police in Newry have a(...)