Tributes left for Karen Buckley at a vigil in George Square, Glasgow last week. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

The family of murdered Irish student Karen Buckley are preparing to bring home her remains after Scottish authorities today confirmed they are releasi(...)

John Calnan, who is no longer in ministry, was sentenced to three years in jail, with the final year suspended, after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a girl in West Cork in 1989. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney

A 76-year-old retired priest who sexually abused a seven-year-old girl while hearing her first confession has been jailed for two years.John Calnan, w(...)

File photograph showing members of the Irish navy standing behind what is believed to be about €300 million worth of cocaine detained on the Makayabella yacht off the coast of Cork. Three men have been sentenced for  their part in the drug smuggling operation. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A man has been jailed for 10 years and two others for eight years each for attempting to smuggle almost €300 million of cocaine into the UK.Yacht skip(...)

Roscommon’s Neil Collins and Donal O’Hare of Down with Cork’s Colm O’Driscoll and James McCarthy of Dublin, who face eachother in this weekend’s Allianz Football League finals. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival It ain’t all about tasty crustaceans- the idyllic seaside town of Howth transforms into a veritable wonderland of mer(...)

Garda Brendan Cahill told the court that investigators believed there was no excessive speed involved, but that the driver had lost control of the vehicle. Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA Wire

A teenager has been given a two-year suspended jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the death of an eight-year-old girl (...)

Port and shipping increases in recent years, together with anticipation of continued future growth, has moved some ports to prepare for additional capacity. Photograph: Getty Images.

Port and shipping volumes grew by 2 per cent last year, although the Irish Maritime Development Office said despite these gains levels are not yet ba(...)

Police were puzzled as to why Karen Buckley (24) would have left the Sanctuary nightclub  without collecting her jacket. They have established she gave it to a friend.

Police investigating the disappearance and murder of Irish student Karen Buckley have established that she gave her jacket to a friend before leaving(...)

A father who sued over alleged sub-standard care given to his son while in a respite home more than 20 years ago has settled his High Court action against the HSE and the Cope Foundation. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A father who sued over alleged sub-standard care given to his son while in a respite home more than 20 years ago has settled his High Court action. Da(...)

The tragedy of Karen Buckley’s disappearance and murder in Glasgow has touched people in her native Cork so much that the books of condolences are being opened in towns across the county.

The tragedy of Karen Buckley’s disappearance and murder in Glasgow has touched people in her native Co Cork so much that books of condolences are bei(...)

Coroner for South Cork Frank O’Connell has  adjourned the inquest into the death of Olivia Dunlea (36) until Darren Murphy’s appeal against his  conviction for her murder is concluded. Mr O’Connell  listed it for review in January 2016. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An inquest into the death of a 36-year-old mother of three has been adjourned after a coroner heard her boyfriend at the time of her death has appeale(...)