‘My support network helped me to identify my triggers and behaviours that would be part of my old addictive rituals.’

Doing anything for the first time can be a truly daunting experience. My first days in school, college and learning to drive are all times I can reme(...)

Most of the many books about Georgian Dublin concentrate on the elite in 18th-century society. What distinguishes Diarmuid Ó Gráda’s marvellous work i(...)

Joe Duffy and Brendan O’Carroll in Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie.

RTÉ One is turning to a perennial ratings favourite Mrs Brown’s Boys to underpin its Christmas schedule. The commercially successful but critically (...)

 Primary school teacher Laura (28), from Clontarf and deputy principal Ian (32), from Blanchardstown, first met in Ian’s classroom in Rutland (...)

Actor Leroy Harris yielded to pressure placed on him by individuals over a drugs debt. Photograph: Collins

TOM TUITE A Love/Hate actor, who was given an “ultimatum” and pressured into storing €2,500 worth of cannabis to repay a drug-debt, has been spared j(...)

Gardaí from Mountjoy seized a large quantity of sleeping tablets for sale on the street.

Gardaí have seized €42,000 worth of the sleeping tablet Zopiclone in a planned search of a premises in Dublin’s north inner city. The discovery was pa(...)

Love/Hate actor Leroy Harris: has pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of cannabis at an address on Rutland Street, in Dublin 1, on October 8th, 2012, and having the drug for the purpose of sale or supply to another on the same date.  Photograph: Collins Courts

A Love/Hate actor has three months to finish community service work before he can be sentenced for storing €2,500 worth of cannabis, a court heard on (...)

 Leroy Harris (21) of Mariner’s Port, Dublin is charged with unlawful possession of cannabis. Photograph: Courts Collins

A young Dublin actor facing trial for possessing almost €2,500 worth of cannabis has been given three weeks to decide how he will plead. Leroy Harris (...)

Leroy Harris (21), of Mariner’s Port, Dublin, appeared at Dublin District Court charged with unlawful possession of cannabis herb. Photograph: Courts Collins.

An actor who appeared in TV series Love/Hate is facing trial for possessing almost €2,500 worth of cannabis.Leroy Harris (21), who has an address at M(...)

Amid flooding in St Mary’s Park, Limerick, where the river Shannon burst its banks,  Ger Hogan helps  to ferry people to safety.  Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

, Storms and sea swells which battered the west coast at the weekend caused renewed damage to homes and businesses which had suffered during the flo(...)