One man remains in custody in connection with the murder of Kenneth O’Brien (33) (left). Members of the Garda underwater unit who helped to recover Mr O’Brien’s torso from the Grand Canal in Co Kildare.

One man being questioned by gardaí in connection with the murder of Kenneth O’Brien last month has been released without charge after five days in cus(...)

Barry Johnston (left) and Ed Davitt (right) have both announced their intention to run as independent candidates for the Seanad from abroad.

A second Irish person living abroad has announced he will run as a candidate in the Seanad election this year. Ed Davitt, a 35-year-old from Dublin (...)

Tourism Ireland’s latest promotion is under way in Australia with billboard ads for Ireland in key locations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

How do you market Ireland as a tourist destination to Australians? Well, it’s not going to be the weather, is it? Tourism Ireland’s latest promotion s(...)

Protesters in Melbourne   urge the Australian government not to send 267 people – including 37 babies born in Australia – back to immigration detention in Nauru, 3,000km away. Photograph: Chris Hopkins/Getty Images

Australia’s ambivalence over asylum seekers is dominating headlines again, with churches, writers and thousands of ordinary citizens calling on the go(...)

Images of   Norwood Thomas and Joyce Morris. Photograph: ABC  News screengrab

An 88-year-old British woman has reunited with her wartime sweetheart after more than 70 years apart. Joyce Morris and 93-year-old former US servicem(...)

Liam Neeson. Photograph: James Mooney

RTÉ’s documentary on the Easter Rising 1916 has been sold to 120 television stations in the United States and to the BBC. The $3 million (€2.6 milli(...)

Two men remain in custody on Wednesday in connection with the murder of Kenneth O’Brien (33) (left). Members of the Garda underwater unit who helped to recover Mr O’Brien’s torso from the Grand Canal in Co Kildare.

Two men remain in custody on Wednesday morning in connection with the murder of Kenneth O’Brien whose dismembered remains were found dumped at a numbe(...)

Paul O’Connell celebrates scoring a try against Wales in 2002. Photograph: Inpho

Alas and alack, there will be no Indian Summer on the Côte d’Azur. Regrets, he’ll have a few, right until the anti-climactic end and that is indeed a (...)

Members of the Garda diving unit beside the 10th lock on the Fonthill Road entrance at the Grand Canal, Dublin.  Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Detectives investigating the murder of Kenneth O’Brien, whose torso was recovered from the Grand Canal last month, are conducting a search of another (...)

Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year: the year of the monkey. If you were born in 1910, 1922, 1934, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992 or 2004 it(...)