Research compiled by The Irish Times found that counties with high rates of penalty points suffered fewer road deaths per 100,000 people than counties with low points. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Garda Assistant Commissioner Derek Byrne has insisted that road traffic enforcement is consistent throughout the country despite findings which drew a(...)

The EU’s high representative for foreign affairs Federica Mogherini speaking to  journalists as she arrives for the summit in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: AFP Photo/Thierry Charlier

EU leaders pledged to step up efforts to support Libya yesterday, but stopped far short of endorsing a civilian or military mission to the region. Th(...)

Minister for Finance  Michael Noonan (left) and EU Commissioner in charge of Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Union, Pierre Moscovici  at the start of the Eurogroup meeting of Finance ministers at the EU council headquarters, in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has called on the European Commission to grant greater flexibility to Ireland in the application of budget rules t(...)

Barrister for Rory McIlroy told Mr Justice Brian Cregan today he was pleased to inform the court his client’s claim, and a counter-claim, could be struck out. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images 0:53

Golfer Rory McIlroy’s legal dispute with his former sports agent has been formally settled, the High Court heard this morning.A settlement was announc(...)

 Mayeli Hernandez who was forced to leave    Honduras as a 12-year-old due to increasing violence. Amnesty International governments paid lip-service to protecting civilians last year while “failing miserably”. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

Last year was “devastating” for human rights across the world and the United Nations did too little to protect them, according to Amnesty Internation(...)

Work on drawing up the settlement in golfer Rory McIlroy’s legal dispute with his former agent Horizon Sports Management Ltd  is continuing, the High Court heard on Tuesday. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Work on drawing up the settlement in golfer Rory McIlroy’s legal dispute with his former agent is continuing, the High Court heard on Tuesday.Rossa Fa(...)

The LE Aoife  was launched in 1979 and has travelled over 600,000 nautical miles in the course of fish protection patrols and other missions.

Ireland is proceeding with the planned donation of the LE Aoife to Malta to assist in humanitarian work despite reports that members of the armed forc(...)

Greek presidential guards in Athens. At issue again is the cohesion of the euro zone, and whether Germany, and a majority of the 19-member Eurogroup, are willing to countenance a Greek exit. Photograph: Reuters

Almost four weeks after Alexis Tsipras swept to power in the Greek elections, Greece and its international creditors remain locked in a game of high-s(...)

The LE Aoife in Dun Laoghaire. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland has agreed to donate the recently decommissioned LE Aoife to the Maltese armed forces as part of an agreement reached between the two countrie(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories .We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabulous weddin(...)