Over the years, Irish surnames have received a good deal of careful attention, from Fr Patrick Woulfe’s Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall (1923) to Edward Mac(...)

Dublin’s  Philly McMahon and Kerry’s Colm Cooper.  Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

In the end, the year came together perfectly for Jim Gavin and Dublin. But only on this, the last day. A comfortable league title, another easy Leinst(...)

Mr Justice Max Barrett ruled in the High court that  McHugh was entitled to discovery of most of the materials he sought

A man who “assassinated a Garda sergeant by shooting him in cold blood” has been refused temporary release and entry to a pre-release programme becaus(...)

Nina Panagopoulou at home in Dublin: ‘Being in a foreign country, away from Greece, I was treated like I was an expert: a politician or an economist.’ Photograph: Sara Freund 3:02

Nina Panagopoulou: arrived from Greece, 2012   Before moving to Ireland, Nina Panagopoulou often felt uncomfortable telling people she(...)

Garda asked the PSNI to assist in the cross-Border hunt for livestock

The Garda and the PSNI are attempting to locate an illegal abattoir in which they believe stolen cattle are being slaughtered before the meat is sold (...)

 Members of the public  on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The unsettled rainy weather looks set to continue into next week. Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange weather alert, for conditions which have the(...)

Chief executive of the Food Safety Authority Dr Pamela Byrne said she was disappointed at the lack of vigilance by some owners in ensuring their businesses were fit for purpose and fully compliant with food safety legislation. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ten food businesses were ordered to close in August for breaches of food safety laws, including two restaurants in Swords, Co Dublin, and premises in (...)

Plastic cows are lined up on hay bales in front of EU headquarters during the  farmers’ demonstration in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: AP Photo/Virginia Mayo

When I moved to the countryside, as an innocent blow-in I assumed I’d be able to buy stacks of tasty, locally grown fruit and veg. Wrong-o. My despera(...)

Seán Conlan: recently involved in series of high-profile controversies. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A Fine Gael TD involved in a number of recent controversies has told his local party members in a letter distributed ahead of a selection convention(...)

The Taste of Greystones Regatta is now in its third year. Photograph: David O’Brien.

There’s little evidence of recession at Ireland’s newest keelboat sailing centre where this weekend’s Taste Of Greystones Sailing Regatta has attract(...)