Mr David Butt was charged with possession of a 12-gauge Purdey double-barrel sawn-off shotgun at Clogheenmilcon, Blarney, Co Cork, on April 22nd. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A 30-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he was charged in connection with the seizure of a sawn-off shotgun and ammunition by gardaí in C(...)

 David Cameron joins students at the launch of the ‘Brighter Future In’ campaign bus at Exeter University in Devon, after he said he will “make no apology” for spending more than £9 million of taxpayers’ money on  pro-EU leaflets ahead of the referendum on Britain’s future membership. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

David Cameron has defended his decision to spend £9 million in public funds on sending a pro-EU booklet to every household in Britain, claiming it was(...)

David Cameron: the prime minister claimed  he had confounded sceptics by achieving agreement on all his demands. Photograph: Ben Pruchnie/Reuters

David Cameron has welcomed Donald Tusk’s proposals as “good terms” for Britain to remain in the European Union, claiming he had achieved all the dema(...)

Campaigners must engage with voters on the values of the EU if they are to ensure a Yes vote in the upcoming UK referendum, an Irish same-sex marriage campaigner has said.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Campaigners must engage with voters on the values of the EU if they are to ensure a Yes vote in the upcoming UK referendum, an Irish same-sex marriage(...)

Judge Sean Ó Donnabhain said Martin Doyle had shown “mindless reckless disregard” for the wellbeing of his 84-year-old  neighbour when he broke into his house on Blarney Street in Cork and set it alight on October 15th, 2014.  File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Drug addiction does not excuse setting fire to an 84-year-old man’s house and destroying it, a judge said as he jailed a man aged 24 for a total of ei(...)

Treehouse co-founder and CEO Ryan Carson speaks on stage at Web Summit sister event Collision, in Las Vegas.

When it comes to job perks, tech education start-up Treehouse is probably up there with the best. Staff at the US technology company all work four day(...)

Two men have been remanded in custody after they were charged with an iron bar attack on a 38-year-old man which has left him in a critical but stable condition in a Cork hospital

Two men have been remanded in custody after they were charged with an iron bar attack on a 38-year-old man which has left him in a critical but stable(...)

Malcolm Rifkind, chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee: rejected  charges the committee is too close to British establishment. Photograph: PA

British politicians, either those now serving or those who were in office during Labour’s years in power, will be held to account if they were “com(...)

 Labour Party leader Ed Miliband:   Will tell the CBI today: “I am not going to play politics with our membership of the EU because I don’t believe it would make Britain stronger or more confident.”  Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, who faces internal rumblings over his leadership, will today warn that prime minister David Cameron’s flirtation wit(...)

A sign at the Spanish Arch in Galway city urging people not to feed the swans.

When the British Labour party politician Alan Johnson recently played out his fantasy role as “king for a day” in the Guardian, his plan for a better(...)