Dublin Coroner’s Court has heard how Michael Reynolds (73) was fatally injured when he tripped over a 10-inch kerb on unprotected roadworks and fractured his spine. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A pensioner was fatally injured when he tripped over a 10-inch kerb on unprotected roadworks and fractured his spine, an inquest has heard.Michael Rey(...)

Benny Whitehouse (36), was gunned down on Clonard Street in Balbriggan on September 25th shortly after dropping his six year-old daughter to a nearby national school. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí have arrested a 39-year-old man in connection to the fatal shooting of Benny Whitehouse close to his child’s school last September. Mr Whiteho(...)

A general view of Grafton Street in Dublin 2. Ten people aged between 14 and 19 years have been arrested in connection with a number of robberies, thefts and assaults in the area over the summer months. Photograph: Davd Sleator/The Irish Times.

Ten people aged between 14 and 19 years have been arrested in connection with a number of robberies, thefts and assaults in central Dublin. Seven male(...)

File image of the kind of structural damage pyrite causes in homes. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A housing development under construction in Co Louth will have to be demolished following confirmation that all but one of the homes is contaminated w(...)

A radar image showing rainfall over Ireland at 4pm today. Image: Met Éireann

A weather warning in place for 15 counties earlier today has been lifted as wind speeds drop across the country. However Met Éireann ha(...)

 A garda car at the scene of the fatal stabbing in Drogheda’s Rathmullen Park. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

A woman has been charged with murder in relation to a fatal stabbing in Co Louth early yesterday morning. Paula Farrell (40), appeared in Dubli(...)

A woman holds a photograph of Jill Meagher aloft as people walk along Sydney Road in Brunswick in a peace march to mark the first anniversary of her murder in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph:  Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Thousands of people in Melbourne have marched on the street where Irish woman Jill Meagher was abducted a year ago.Ms Meagher (29), who was originally(...)

A member of the Northern Regional Response Unit stands guard at the site of a diesel laundry plant in Drumacon, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Illegal fuel laundering is a “war that is not being fought” by State agencies, leaving Border communities vulnerable to the crime gangs which feed off(...)

US president Barack Obama and vice-president Joe Biden shake hands on arriving at a reception for Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the White House this week. Photograph: Mike Theiler/via Bloomberg

President Barack Obama remarked at the festivities during Enda Kenny ’s visit to Washington DC this week that only a new pope could keep his Ca(...)