Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. The amount of Leader funding allocated by Mr Kelly to Cork  has been criticised by  West Cork Development Partnership CEO Ian Dempsey. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Cork has been “badly served” in the latest round of Leader funding, despite the county receiving the highest allocation in the country, according to W(...)

An Irish Water protester charged with obstructing the company from exercising its powers has had his case struck out.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A judge has struck out a case brought against a protester who was charged with obstructing Irish Water in Dublin. Stephen Bennett (44), of Pearse Gree(...)

File photograph of a Cavachon puppy. Fortunately, Bailey found a compassionate companion in Muffy, a cairn terrier. 1:45

To look at Bailey Solan luxuriating on the kitchen couch as the slanting afternoon sunshine warms his furry coat, you’d hardly believe the chilled-out(...)

Gardaí seized €38,000 worth of tobacco products and arrested two men on Friday following a search of two properties in Dublin. Photograph: Garda handout

Gardaí arrested two men on Friday after seizing cigarettes and packets of tobacco worth €38,000 in Dublin. Gardaí stopped two men (aged 28 and 37) in (...)

The Central Criminal Court has heard how DNA profiles from two women killed in Grangegorman nearly 20 years ago were found on a jacket belonging to Mark Nash in 2009. File photograph: Collins Courts.

DNA profiles from two women killed in Grangegorman nearly 20 years ago were found on a jacket belonging to Mark Nash in 2009, a jury has heard.Mark Na(...)

The Links Creche and Montessori Ltd in Malahide, Co Dublin. The creche and its director Deirdre Kelly will go on trial charged with breaking childcare laws following allegations made in an RTÉ television documentary. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A Dublin creche owner will go on trial in September charged with breaking childcare laws in connection with allegations made in an RTÉ television docu(...)

Bright Light Studio Fermoy Dance School with Luxe dancing at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Cork City. Photograph: Clare Keogh 1:51

DUBLIN Many native Dubliners are ambivalent about the St Patrick’s Day parade. Many have seen it so many times before. Others associate(...)

Seven men remain in Garda custody in relation to a foiled armed robbery in Dublin on Friday afternoon.

Seven men remain in Garda custody in relation to a foiled armed robbery in Dublin on Friday afternoon.The men were arrested as part of a surveillanc(...)

A man has received a three-year suspended sentence for an unprovoked attack on Dublin’s Camden Street. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A 26-year-old systems analyst has received a three-year suspended sentence for an unprovoked punch which broke the victim’s nose, sinus bone and left (...)

An action brought over an alleged injury to a   child  sustained during a car collision when her mother was nine-weeks pregnant with her has settled at the High Court for €100,000. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An action brought over an alleged injury to a girl, apparently sustained in a road traffic accident when her mother was nine-weeks pregnant with her, (...)