The  LÉ Niamh rescuing 225 people off the coast of Libya on Saturday night. Photograph: Defence Forces

The LÉ Niamh rescued 225 people from two inflatable vessels on Saturday night, 112km north east of Tripoli. At 7.40pm, the Irish naval vessel was ask(...)

Eileen King, Keith Mills and Dr Tom Finegan of Mothers and Fathers Matter at their press conference in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A claustrophic and oppressive atmosphere has been created around the same-sex marriage debate in which people are afraid to speak out in favour of the(...)

Representatives from the  BeLonG To YES coalition at a meeting on the importance for young people of a ‘Yes’ vote in the same-sex marriage referendum. Organisations involved in the coalition include the ISPCC, Barnardos, Foróige and BeLonG To. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

The same-sex marriage referendum represents an ‘incredible opportunity’ to look young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the eye and tel(...)

Prof Alan Reilly of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland says businesses are putting their customers’ health at risk by not complying with their legal obligations for food safety and hygiene. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Blackrock, Co Dublin grocery was one of 12 food businesses served with closure orders by environmental health officers from the Health Service Execu(...)

The damaged front gates at  Trinity Collge  Dublin. A man drove through the gates this morning. Photograph: Aoife Carr 0:40

A motorist who damaged the iconic wooden gates that have hung in the College Green entrance of Trinity College, Dublin, rammed them four times (...)

and A mother and child were found unharmed last night hours after an urgent Child Rescue(...)

A testing kit used to detect prostate cancer at Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown has been withdrawn after it was found to be faulty.

Mayo General Hospital is reviewing the results of almost 13,000 tests for prostate cancer after it emerged the model of kits used on patients was faul(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has said it will move to restore some of the pension cuts it is planning to introduce for retired public service staff when economic(...)

People queuing for unemployment benefits in Dublin

Ireland is facing a period of low-growth and high unemployment over the next three years, according to the Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI)(...)