Gardaí released two of the men arrested for the car burglaries without charge, while the other man went before court in Cloverhill. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Gardaí in the midlands have broken up a car theft gang, recovering up to eight stolen vehicles in the process. In a major operation which is continuin(...)

A State watchdog has expressed "grave concern" over the volume of welfare or abuse issues relating to asylum-seeking children living in State-(...)

Linda Cullen and Feargha Ní Bhroan with their twin 5-year-old children Tess and Rosa Cullen Byrne after voting in Monkstown. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

  Orla Howard and Grainne Courtney  “It like Christmas Eve when I was a ten-year-old,” says Gráinne. “I couldn’t wait for nine o’(...)

Fish Shop sits at the bottom of a townhouse near the Luas line in Queen Street, Dublin

It’s difficult to imagine a street less regal than Dublin’s Queen Street. Especially this evening, with a cold sky starting to spit rain. Three lan(...)

Loaded with symbolism: Prince Charles at Mullaghmore, in Co Sligo, where his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten and three others, including two children, were killed by an IRA bomb in 1979. Photograph: Arthur Edwards/AFP/Getty

With the increasingly fractious marriage-referendum debate saturating the airwaves during the final week of campaigning, light relief arrives in th(...)

 Ursula Halligan:  ‘I can’t believe I’m doing this. I  can’t believe I’m telling everyone I’m 54.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 0:37

Nobody was thinking of the chickens yesterday. Waving their optimistic little wings from the corner. Begging to be counted. But universally shunned.Th(...)

Prince Charles  and  the Duchess of Cornwall  at the  Corrymeela Centre in Ballycastle, Co Antrim. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

The Prince of Wales has said Northern Ireland should not be imprisoned by its history.Prince Charles visited Northern Ireland’s oldest peace and recon(...)

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, talks with singers during a reception and concert featuring performers from Northern Ireland at Hillsborough Castle on Thursday night. Photograph: Getty

The Prince of Wales is to visit Northern Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation centre on Friday at the conclusion of a trip which has been all a(...)

Newly-married couple Anne Fox (nee Cole) and Vincent Fox cast their votes in Dublin in  the referendum on their wedding day. Photograph: Getty 0:48

Turnout in the first national referendum to legalise same-sex marriage and on the age of candidates for the presidency has been reported at more than (...)

‘One can also only imagine how much it took for Prince Charles on Tuesday to shake the hand of the Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams who was such a significant figure in the leadership of the organisation which had killed his beloved Mountbatten.’ Photograph: Adam Gerrard/ WPA Pool/Getty Images 1:38

On the night that Lord Mountbatten was killed by an IRA bomb in Mullaghmore in August 1979, Prince Charles wrote in his journal: “Life will never be t(...)