“Let Bobby in there, lads!” Micheál Martin puts one arm around byelection candidate Bobby Aylward as he salutes the party faithful at the Fianna Fáil Ardfheis in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke. 3:13

In the full and plenty days there was always a generous helping of meat in the middle of the FF sandwich. It sustained the party, helping it become st(...)

Fr Tommy Maher: his credo was uncomplicated. Photograph: Tom Brett

Msgr Tommy Maher, who has died aged 92, was one of the most significant figures in the history of hurling. In fact, it is not overdoing it to say that(...)

Gail O’Rorke is accused of attempting to help Bernadette Forde get to a euthanasia clinic in Switzerland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

A woman accused of helping her friend take her own life alleged to gardaí that another person was with the deceased when she took a lethal dose of bar(...)

Enda Kenny: “We will continue to lessen the burden of taxation on those people in the budget in October.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Tuesday night gave an indication that the government will run close to its full term when he predicted the next general electi(...)

Four men  are being held under section four of the Criminal Justice Act, which means they can be questioned for a total of 24 hours before they must be released or charged.

Four men arrested following a raid on a post office in a Co Kilkenny town remain in Garda custody today.A number of masked men entered the premises on(...)

Stella Nolan holds a photograph of her and her sister murder victim Sylvia Shiels, taken in the early 1960s at the horse show in the RDS. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The sentence hearing of Mark Nash, convicted of the murder of Sylvia Sheils (59) and Mary Callanan (61) in Grangegorman in Dublin in 1997, has heard (...)

Stella Nolan holds a photograph of her and her sister murder victim Sylvia Shiels, taken in the early 1960s at the horse show in the RDS. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The contrast could not have been starker. Two brutal murder trials, running almost in parallel in the Central Criminal Court in Dublin, attracted very(...)

Gail Kilroy , Monkstown, Co. Dublin  with her favourite Louis Vuitton bag.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Gail Kilroy (above) Mother of four  Girls find boys at 12, I found bags. A denim rucksack in Tenerife was the start of it. Now as(...)

The successful appeal of Séamus Callanan’s red card suspension restores the focal point of Tipperary’s attack. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary’s approach to this match will undoubtedly be shaped by thoughts for their team-mate Noel McGrath, who is recovering from surgery this week(...)

Grassroots canvassing: Bobby Aylward, the Fianna Fáil candidate, looking for support in Piltown, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Amid birdsong and beneath blue skies, rural Co Kilkenny is revealing some of its glories:green fields, the budding beech and oak of Jenkinstown woods,(...)