A prison officer has been jailed for 18-months after he breached a barring order by calling to his wife’s house before threatening to kill her. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A 40-year-old prison officer has been jailed for 18-months after he breached a barring order and called to his wife’s house equipped with latex gloves(...)

Dingle marine biologist Kevin Flannery examines the Bearcat fish which resides in the Artic region. Mr Flannery has been awarded with an honorary MSc from UCC for his work on Irish marine life. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

He is more often seen holding some bug-eyed denizen of the deep, but on Thursday Kevin Flannery exchanged the pier-side for academia to accept an hono(...)

Anyone can gift another person €3,000 per annum without tax being applicable

Q I’d like to give my daughter a leg up the property ladder. How much can I gift her as a deposit? A This is a very topical question especially(...)

Coroner Frank O’Connell returned a verdict of accidental death at an inquest into the death of Douglas Perrin (66). File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A retired public school teacher from Oxfordshire died after a summer sailing trip turned to disaster in west Cork. Douglas Perrin (66) had retired to (...)

The trial of a man charged with the manslaughter of schoolteacher John Kenny in his Co Galway pub  ended abruptly when the prosecution withdrew the charge. File photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

The trial of a Romanian man charged with the manslaughter of schoolteacher John Kenny in his Co Galway pub in 2011 ended abruptly when the prosecution(...)

Actor Jeremy Irons has spoken about his involvement in the documentary ‘Trashed’ which was shown at UCC on Monday. Photograph: Blenheim Films.

People should not be charged to recycle their waste but should be encouraged to reduce the amount they are sending for disposal, Oscar winning actor J(...)

Louise O’Keeffe: successfully sued the State in the European Court of Human Rights in 2014 for failing to protect her from sexual abuse by principal Leo Hickey while a pupil at Dunderrow national school in west Cork. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins.

The State risks another challenge by a school sex abuse victim in the European Court of Human Rights because of the narrow way in which it is interpr(...)

A view of Cork city’s skyline. Dr Aodh Quinlivan of UCC said the task set for the Smiddy Review Group to examine local government reform in Cork might require more time than the September deadline set by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Photograph: Ian Gethings/Getty.

A review group set up to examine local government reform in Cork and whether Cork city should get a boundary extension may not have time to carry out(...)

Tasty deal:  Veronica Kenneally of Veronica’s Snacks, Frank Walsh of Enterprise Equity Venture Capital and Brian Clune of Boole Investment Syndicate.  Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

A Cork company specialising in lower-fat, gluten-free snacks has secured equity investment of €465,000.The funding would allow Veronica’s Snacks to br(...)

 Jeremy Irons: in the film ‘Trashed’ he explores the world’s most environmentally polluted places to reveal how rubbish affects our planet. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons will take part in a discussion following a free screening of ground-breaking environmental documentary Trashed at Uni(...)