Lord Henry Mountcharles, pictured in 2009, confirmed there would be no concert at Slane this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Rock fans, and particularly heavy metal fans have been left disappointed after Lord Henry Mountcharles confirmed there will be no concert in Slane thi(...)

Colm Reilly and Kiara Duncan, Irish backpackers who were killed in a car crash in Perth in 2007

An Irish man has been sentenced to almost three years in jail in Western Australia over a 2007 car crash that killed two other Irish people who were p(...)

Social media operators Facebook, Twitter and Instgram have tried to block  images of a teenage girl engaged in a sex act with a male at the Eminem concert at the weekend.

Social media companies Twitter, Facebook and Instgram have moved to try and block access to images of a teenage girl engaged in a sex act with a male (...)

 Bon Jovi on stage at  Slane Castle in Co Meath. Photograph: Arthur Carron/Collins

What is more depressing - the hollow sound of an international, commercially successful rock band going through their paces or 50,000 people laying b(...)