Tralee District Court has heard a claim that theft is “not a very serious matter . . . in Romania”, during a bail hearing for an alleged iPhone theft. File photograph: Getty Images/Stockphoto

A defence solicitor claimed that theft was “not a very serious matter . . . in Romania, ” at a district court in Kerry, during a bail hearing for his (...)

Forty-five potential trafficking victims were discovered in Northern Ireland last year. They claimed they were subjected to domestic servitude, labour or sexual exploitation, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said

Forty-five potential trafficking victims were discovered in Northern Ireland last year.They claimed they were subjected to domestic servitude, labour (...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013. 2:03

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (centre), German chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande during their talks in Kiev yesterday. Mykola Lazarenko/AFP/Getty Images

Russia has warned the United States that arming Ukraine in its fight with Moscow-backed separatists would do “colossal damage” to already fractious re(...)

All households who register with Irish Water are entitled to a €100 water conservation grant

Following months of protest and political hand-wringing, households will finally receive their first water bills in April.It may come as some small co(...)

The quality of healthcare in Ireland has not suddenly fallen off a cliff. It’s just that waiting time figures supplied by the Health Service Executive(...)

Central Statistic Office (CSO) figures released on Tuesday showed just over one fifth (25,904) of the foreign nationals aged 15 and over who were assigned PPS numbers in 2008 had employment “activity” during 2013.

Almost 80 per cent of foreign nationals who received a PPS number in 2008 had no employment at any time in 2013.Central Statistic Office (CSO) figures(...)

In news which will come as a shock to absolutely no one, it has emerged that Ireland is quite an expensive place to have a night out.

In news which will come as a shock to absolutely no one, it has emerged that Ireland is quite an expensive place to have a night out. A study conducte(...)

Ireland is ranked 22nd in the 2014 Euro Health Consumer Index, down from 14th the previous year. File photograph: Katrina Wittkamp/Getty Images

Ireland has tumbled down an international ranking of health services after its waiting list data was found to have lost credibility.Ireland is ranked (...)

The British Maritime and Coastguard Agency deployed a rescue helicopter from Stornoway to save the five-man crew after the 23-metre wooden vessel Iúda Naofa  started taking water on Monday.  Screengrab: British Maritime and Coastguard Agency 0:31

Aran Islands skipper Mairtín “20” Ó Conghaíle is delighted to be marking a big birthday next week - all the more so after spending some unscheduled mi(...)