Former Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan in a report published last July concluded that information about one of two children taken from their homes in October 2013 in Westmeath and Dublin had “on the balance of probability” been disclosed by a member of the Garda to the journalist who wrote the initial reports on the first child being taken. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A senior Garda officer has been arrested over his alleged dealings with the media when members of the force took two Roma children from their families(...)

Portmarnock is one of six beaches that  have achieved dual  Blue Flag and Green Coast status. Photograph: Collins

Blue Flags have been awarded to 81 beaches and five marinas around the State’s coastline - six more than last year. Six of the 81 beaches are also amo(...)

Deer, pheasant and fox are regular visitors to the woodlands that surround Kilcroney Lodge, a charming family home in Kilcroney Co Wicklow. “It’s ju(...)

Yes Equality Roscommon said it ‘watched in envy as well-known politicians in almost every other area in the country got publicly and deeply involved in the campaigns in their areas’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Yes Equality Roscommon campaign has blamed local politicians for the No vote in the county. Roscommon-South Leitrim was the only constituency in t(...)

A drunken John Joe Nevin challenged a garda in a melee outside a pub by asking “do you know who I am?”, a court has heard.When the 25-year-old Olympic(...)

Sligo-based gardener, writer and designer Lorely Forrester, who will be building her first Bloom show garden later this month. Photograph: Fionn Rogers

It’s not easy bringing a show garden to life. Ask those who’ve succeeded, and they’ll confirm that it requires steady nerves, patience and time, al(...)

Feargal O’Rourke: “One thing politics did teach me is that if someone looked me in the eye and said, ‘You’ll make a good senior partner’, they probably wouldn’t vote for me.” photograph: eric luke

Ireland may indulge soundbite-friendly economists and business advisers but we don’t do celebrity accountants. If we did, incoming PricewaterhouseCoo(...)

 President Michael D Higgins lays a wreath, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the background, while flanked by members of a graveside honour guard drawn from the 91st Cadet Class during the 1916 leaders commemoration ceremony at  Arbour Hill Cemetery, Dublin, May 6th, 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 0:55

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and President Michael D Higgins were present at Arbour Hill cemetery on Wednesday for the last State commemoration of the leaders(...)

The family of the late Brian Lenihan has strongly criticised Jean Claude Trichet for comments he made about the former Minister for Finance. Mary O’Rourke (above) said she believed Mr Lenihan’s version of events over that of the former European Central Bank President.

The family of the late Brian Lenihan has strongly criticised Jean Claude Trichet for comments he made about the former Minister for Finance.Mary O’Rou(...)

Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy said the case lay at the very top end of seriousness and that it stood just short of the worst conceivable case he had dealt with.

A Co Westmeath man has been jailed for12 years for the sexual assault and attempted rape of his sister.At the time of the attack the 28-year-old man (...)