Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy returned to Ireland after US prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her linked to the death of a one-year-old girl. Photograph: Keith Bedford/Boston Globe via AP

Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy is being sued for wrongful death by the parents of the deceased one-year-old girl she cared for, five months after (...)

Jimmy Murphy: ‘You could tell they’d long given up on any notions of going home, and as the years piled on found themselves living in London longer than they ever had in Ireland.’

On the first day of rehearsals for The Kings Of The Kilburn High Road back in January, I found myself watching a play I’d written 17 years ago and las(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Irish Water was “here to stay”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted he is “very happy” with the three-party strategy in the Sligo-Leitrim constituency, where outgoing TD John Perry was(...)

Ann Rudden: “The switch to smaller products was more labour intensive but it kept us in business.” Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Áine’s hot chocolate swirl sticks may look innocent sitting in their pretty packaging. But for those hooked on chocolate, they are a decadent chunk of(...)

Mayo’s defeat to Cork last weekend was overshadowed somewhat by the controversy regarding Lee Keegan’s concussion at Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saturday (All matches 2pm unless stated) Allianz League Division One Mayo v Dublin, McHale Park, 7.0 – Viewed in a certain way it possibly suits(...)

  Minister for Health Leo Varadkar:  “We are moving away from an ambulance service that is just about transporting people to hospital, to one which ensures that they are given emergency treatment by paramedics, both in their homes and at the roadside.”   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It will never be possible to have an ambulance, a squad car and fire engine at every crossroads, village and town, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar h(...)

Lines down at Turvey Avenue in Donabate, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

Western counties face another battering from high winds on Monday as Met Éireann warned Storm Henry would bring gusts as high as 130km/h. Several hu(...)

Windy Conditions in Dublin in 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for western counties with gusts as high as 130km/h expected with the arrival of Storm Henry Sunday(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald: his changes in the panel and backroom personnel  has raised optimism in the county. Photograph: Inpho

SATURDAY McKenna Cup final Derry v Tyrone, Athletic Grounds, 7.30 – Tyrone have been the driving force in this competition since it was resumed in(...)

The Dún Laoghaire baths are among the projects that will benefit from a new EU fund for Irish urban regeneration projects. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Some 19 towns and cities, previously designated as “gateways” and “hubs” under the National Spatial Strategy, are to benefit from a €40 million EU fun(...)