Roopesh Panicker and Naja Natarajan with their daughter Eva Panicker who was unble to attend her local school. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Roopesh Panicker and his wife Najamol Kalangara say they considered leaving Ireland when their daughter Eva (4) could not get a place in a nearby Cath(...)

Rod Stewart performing at the RDS during a show on June 19th, 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Rod Stewart will play Nowlan Park in Kilkenny next summer. The first major outdoor concert announcement for next summer was made on Friday morning. (...)

Kilkenny’s TJ Reid has been named the GAA/GPA Hurler of the Month for Sepetember. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

“Body language,” says TJ Reid, perhaps not realising he’s spilling some secrets. He’s describing in a roundabout way what turned the All-Ireland hurli(...)

 Karen Browne, Biddy Hughes (marketing director) and Sheelyn Browne. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Sheelyn Browne’s ancestors, including the legendary Grace O’Malley, survived famines and rebellions at the family estate in Westport, which was once d(...)

Paiche Onyemaechi (25) was reported missing on July 10th, 2004. Photograph: Crimestoppers

Gardaí­ and Crimestoppers have appealed for new information on the death of a woman whose body was found near a bridge in Co Kilkenny more than 11 yea(...)

 Swimmers bask in  sunshine late last month, at Seapoint, Co Dublin. Met Éireann forecaster Pat Clarke said people should make the best of the good weather this weekend as more cloud and rain is forecast for next week.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Many parts of the country had their coldest September in more than two decades. All parts of the county were colder than normal with temperatures 0.4(...)

Clockwise from top left: Patrick Joyce of Beaumont Hall, Beaumont Woods was given 14 years, with four suspended; Michael McDonagh of Tara Lawns, Belcamp Lane, Coolock was  sentenced to 12 years, with seven suspended; Dean Byrne of Cabra Park was given 20 years, with four suspended; Thomas Flynn of Moatview Avenue, Coolock got 12 years, with three suspended; Patrick Gately of Primrose Grove, Darndale got 20 years, with four suspended; John Joyce of Lentisk Lawn, Donaghmede was sentenced to 15 years, with four suspended; and Donal O’Hara of Glin Park, Coolock was given 12 years, with seven suspended.

Prison terms ranging from 12 years to 20 years have been imposed on seven men who admitted carrying out an aggravated burglary during the night at the(...)

Dr Peter Van Geene. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A ruling on the Medical Council inquiry into consultant gynaecologist Peter van Geene is not expected until the end of this month after the inquiry w(...)

 Consultant  gynaecologist Dr Peter Van Geene at an earlier hearing of the   Medical Council in Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins  Consultant  gynaecologist Dr Peter Van Geene at an earlier hearing of the   Medical Council in Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A consultant doctor has defended himself against claims from one of his hysterectomy patients at a Medical Council inquiry in Dublin on Tuesday. Cons(...)

Catríona (33), a teacher from Kilmacow, Co Kilkenny, met tax manager Kunal (34), from Hertfordshire at a mutual friend’s 30th birthday in London in(...)