Ciaran Lane (25) of Ashington Avenue, Cabra, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to dangerous driving causing the death of 23-month-old Vanessa Siatka (pictured) at Ratra Triangle, Phoenix Park on April 6th, 2015.

A Dublin man who drank a litre of vodka and took two grammes of cocaine before he knocked down a toddler in the Phoenix Park last year has been jailed(...)

If the binge drinking really is a bad habit, do seek the appropriate help, because you can’t run off an alcohol problem, no matter how determined. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q I am a bit of a binger on all things. I can be quite healthy with my eating but then I’ll have a massive curry on a Friday night after six or more p(...)

December was, unsurprisingly, the wettest month in 2015 with most stations in the west, south and midlands recording their worst conditions for between six and 13 years. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Virtually every part of Ireland experienced double or triple the level of rainfall normally experienced in December. With much of the country still (...)

Two of the three red ruffed lemur babies that have been unveiled to the public at Dublin Zoo, in Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Dublin Zoo has welcomed three new baby lemurs to its red ruffed lemur island. The three males will join the troop of four lemurs currently living o(...)

A murder trial has heard that a homeless man found on fire in a Dublin park had almost €150,000 in funds just weeks before his body was found ablaze.T(...)

A bit of Irish sun in March is not unheard of, as this shot from March 2012 in Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green shows. Although extreme lows were rare this March it  was a cold month, with most stations recording below-average air temperatures. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Met Éireann is predicting a timely turnaround over the Easter weekend as rain and chilly conditions make way for more pleasant weather nationwide.Foll(...)

March proved to be cool and windy for northern and western areas, with a large disparity in conditions witnessed across the country. Although extreme lows were rare, it was a cold month

The weather was at its worst for a wet and windy west last month, but parts of the east experienced extended sunshine and mild temperatures according (...)

  You only start to get a full sense of how big the games room is at Farnham Hill when you realise that yes, that’s a full-sized snooker t(...)

 Aoife Doyle (6) and Hannah Doyle (7), both from Carlow, at the Barretstown & Glanbia garden  Sowing the Seeds of Magic... at Bloom in the Phoenix PArk, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

After more than 30,000 ice creams and a run on pies, Bloom festival organisers folded up their tents this evening for another year.The popular combina(...)

Anja Maye from Dundalk at last year’s Forbidden Fruit Festival. The 2014 festival takes place this June Bank Holiday weekend on the grounds of IMMA, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

Preparations are well underway for this weekend’s Bulmers Forbidden Fruit music festival which takes place at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) (...)