The judge in a trial for the murder of Audrius Butkus in 2013   has told a jury that  the case is no longer concerned with one of two defendants. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A judge has told a jury in a murder trial that she has decided to continue the case with only one defendant, despite the fact that the trial starte(...)

A clinical director at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, has defended the rate of breech births at the facility following the release of an audit instigated after the death of a baby in 2013. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

A clinical director at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda has defended the rate of breech births at the facility following the release of an aud(...)

Olan McNeece: ‘Think big. Identify long-term targets and the milestones in between.’

Drogheda-based cider producer, Dan Kelly’s, has just landed a coveted listing with upmarket German retailer Manufactum. What is special about your bu(...)

A HSE audit has found 13 ‘significant incidents’ where a breech birth was diagnosed in advanced labour in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda between May 2012 and June 2014.  File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Thirteen “significant incidents” where a breech birth was diagnosed in advanced labour occurred in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda over a two(...)

A man in his 70s has died in a crash in Co Monaghan.

A 70-year-old driver has died following a collision between a car and a tractor in Co Monaghan on Thursday evening. The man was seriously injured in t(...)

Mayor of Drogheda Kevin Callan  outside the D Hotel in Drogheda. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson.

“My mother got a bed after a while. She is in the maternity unit. She is 65,” said a woman with a smile. Her mother is not pregnant, but has cellulit(...)

The attacker is described as being aged 23-25, of thin build and about 5 feet 7 inches tall.

Gardaí in Drogheda say a woman has been left traumatised after she was attacked by a man who pulled her into the Boyne river this morning.The man trie(...)

The house at Cord Road, Drogheda where the fire took place on Saturday. Photograph: Patrick Logue

A 26-year-old woman is due before Trim District Court today connection with a suspicious house fire in Co Louth over the weekend. She was arrested by (...)

An overnight explosion in Belfast city centre was caused by an ignited aerosol, police have said.

An overnight explosion in Belfast city centre was caused by an ignited aerosol, police have said.A security alert was triggered in the Chichester Stre(...)

Michelle Mbaya: “You have to learn to live with poverty because in the beginning, it affects you deeply to see people who are crying because their children are sick.”

Donning an over-sized shirt and jeans, sunglasses pushed back on her head, Michelle Mbaya flits between English and French as she translates for the n(...)