More than half of young Irish people think cannabis should be regulated, according to a new EU survey.The Eurobarometer survey was carried out by tel(...)

Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst meets Ciara Maguire, Mary Joyce, Elaine Clements and Deborah Donohoe outside the Dylan Hotel in Dublin last night. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

About 40,000 people are taking to the streets for the Dublin Pride parade today, an annual event marked by colour and costumes but one which has nev(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan: a banana fan. Photograph: Patrick Bolger Photography

Do you think you have a healthy lifestyle?Yes, I am not as strict on diet as I was when competing but I still like to eat what I believe is healthy f(...)

Andrew Hyland: a swim in the Irish Sea – great for the soul.

Do you think you have a healthy lifestyle?I have a pretty healthy lifestyle. I start my day with porridge or Happy Pear granola. I juice a mixture of (...)

Local authorities in Dublin are to impose nightly water restrictions this week due to a production problem at a water treatment plant.

Nightly restrictions on water supply are to be implemented across the entire Dublin region from tonight due to a serious problem at one of the country(...)

 Eugene Corcoran, head of the Criminal Assets Bureau,  has insisted a fresh legal challenge by convicted criminal John Gilligan to the sale of Jessbrook Equestrian Centre and adjoining lands has “no legal basis”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The head of the Criminal Assets Bureau has insisted a fresh legal challenge by convicted criminal John Gilligan to the sale of Jessbrook Equestrian Ce(...)

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams  speaking to media on the plinth at Leinster House. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The North’s Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire and Attorney General John Larkin are now separately examining whether the Sinn Féin president Gerry Ad(...)

On guard: customs officer Declan Smyth looks through a one-way mirror in the baggage hall at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons
When drug mules land in Ireland

It’s a dry, mild evening in the summer of 2006, and five gardaí are up to their necks in paperwork at a Dublin Garda station. The ring of the telephon(...)

The new income limits mean students in families with an annual income above €54,240 for a household with less than four children, €59,595 for between four and seven children, and €64,700 for a household with more than eight children, will not get a grant. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Some 800 third level students awarded grants last year have been informed they are not eligible for a renewal of their grant this year because of “rev(...)

John Mac Gabhann: “systemic excellence” in public education. Photograph: David Sleator

A spokeswoman for the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI) has said there is “no evidence to support the notion that if a parent wants (...)