Bishop of Cloyne William Crean. File photograph: Catholic Communications Office/PA Wire

The child protection officer in Cloyne diocese has resigned, in a dispute with Bishop of Cloyne William Crean. Bill Meagher, who held the position, d(...)

US Democratic Congressman Brendan Boyle: ‘There is absolutely no appetite in the United States for any sort of backsliding on the democratic institutions that exist and that a lot of sacrifice and effort went into creating.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

A leader of the Friends of Ireland caucus in the US Congress has said the killing of Belfast republican Kevin McGuigan should not be used as a reason (...)

Aisling Brady McCarthy:   said she had received frequent visits while in prison from other parents whose children she had cared for in the US. Photograph: Keith Bedford/ Boston Globe via AP

Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy declared her “worst nightmare” to be finally over as she spoke publicly for the first time since a murder charge ag(...)

 Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith said the plight of Aisling Brady McCarthy (above) has been to the forefront of people’s minds in her home area in Co Cavan. “Her family has been through a terrible ordeal”, he said. File photograph: Keith Bedford/Boston Globe via AP

After two and a half years in US custody, family and friends of Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy were finally switching their thoughts to her coming(...)

Aisling Brady McCarthy  (37), was on Tuesday detained by US Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) officers in Boston for a long-standing violation of a tourist visa from Ireland issued in 2002 after overstaying the period of the visa, a spokesman for the agency told The Irish Times. File photograph: Middlesex District Attorney/PA Wire

Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy was arrested by US immigration agents in Boston on Tuesday after being formally released from state custody by law (...)

View from Thomond Bridge in Limerick city. Bryan Whelan (29), from Bridgetown, Co Clare, died after he became trapped in the River Shannon when  a cage platform he was working on while repairing Thomond Bridge collapsed after a cable being held by a crane snapped. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The funeral Mass of one of the men who died while trapped in a cage in the River Shannon last Saturday has heard he died while trying to keep others s(...)

Aisling Brady McCarthy: she has spent 27 months in jail and a further three months under house arrest.  Photograph: Charles Krupa/AP

Continual delays in handing over medical evidence were the first hint that the prosecution’s murder case against Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy ov(...)

Aisling Brady McCarthy at a hearing in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts last year. Photograph: Elise Amendola/AP Photo

US prosecutors have dropped murder and assault charges against Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy over the death of a baby she was minding after docto(...)

Donal English-Hayden (14) died after a tractor drawing a trailer overturned on a farm in Co Carlow. Photograph: Facebook

The funeral of 14-year-old Dónal English Hayden, who was killed in an incident on a farm in Co Carlow during the week, has taken place. Fr Conn Ó Mao(...)

Sarah Corbett (8) in the arms of her uncle David Lynch at Shannon Airport on Saturday morning. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

The Limerick man killed in the US earlier this month, sparking a custody battle, will be buried on Wednesday. The young children of Jason Corbett arri(...)