A family dog pictured yesterday morning at the scene of the fatal shooting on Tuesday night in Saggart, Co Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins.

A man who died after being shot at his west Dublin home in front of his wife and children had been involved in a fight with a prominent dissident rep(...)

‘In a way “Hallelujah” should not have such massive popular appeal. After all, the music and the lyrics go against the contemporary grain.’ Above, Leonard Cohen. Photograph:  Graham Denholm/WireImage

Leonard Cohen’s song Hallelujah hit the headlines again recently when Fr Ray Kelly’s custom-made cover version for a wedding in Meath went viral. In a(...)

Paul Robinson of Ireland  after finishing fourth in the Men’s 1500m final at the  22nd European Athletics Championships at Stadium Letzigrund   in Zurich, Switzerland. Photograph:   Ian Walton/Getty Images

It began with Paul Robinson feeling desperately gutted at finishing fourth in his European Championship 1,500 metres final, and was soon followed by (...)

Off the Boyle: the town’s deteriorating Royal Hotel. Photograph: Brian Farrell

On the face of it, Boyle, in Co Roscommon and Sallins, in Co Kildare, are quite alike. They are two small Irish towns. Both sit on waterways, and both(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe must decide on whether to proceed with Dart Underground by September 2015. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

The proposed multibillion rail projects Dart Underground and Metro North will have to rely on private funding if they are to be built, Minister for T(...)

Students: College! Stay out all night, sleep in all day, and bring whoever you want home. Parents: Freedom! No more washing, no more moody teens, no m(...)

Champions Dublin are unlikely to show rivals Monaghan any quarter at Croke Park. Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Monaghan come to Croke Park this evening having had a good year. They might not have retained the Ulster title but have returned to Division One and (...)

Carol Kennelly from Tralee, Co Kerry, shows her excitement on being named Best Dressed Lady at Ladies Day at the Dublin Horse Show. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 3:05

The Dublin Horse Show is a delight for the senses.The ripple of applause around the showing ring when a popular horse is beckoned to come forward for (...)

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, which regulates the profession, secured legal costs exceeding €32,000 plus VAT in a series of prosecutions against individual pharmacies in 2011 and 2012. Photograph: PA Wire

Fines totalling over €21,000 have been imposed on 12 pharmacies for offences relating to the sale, display and storage of medicines.The Pharmaceutical(...)

Conor McManus of Monaghan celebrates after his county beat Kildare  to clinch a place in the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final stage, unofficially, the cut-off point for the best teams of a particular year.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Media interaction with teams nowadays is generally conducted in environments sufficiently sterile for use in the fight against the Ebola virus. Yet th(...)