The  Midlands Prison in Portlaoise when newly built in 2000. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hundreds of defective prison cell windows are to be replaced at the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise, Co Laois. Windows in 500 cells in the original pri(...)

Describing it as a tragic case for Mrs Gauvin, Judge Anthony Hunt gave jurors a six-year exemption from jury service.

A man has been acquitted of assaulting a tourist who was partially blinded by flying glass in Co Offaly last year.Gary Ward (20) of Scurragh, Birr had(...)

The death of a boy this morning after being knocked down by a car in Tullamore, Co Offaly,  was described as a tragedy by a Garda source.

A 10-year-old boy has died after being struck by a car in Tullamore, Co Offaly, this morning. Investigating gardaí have sealed off the sc(...)

Gardaí are studying CCTV and carrying out door-to-door inquiries in Edenderry, Co Offaly, in an effort to trace Thomas Dooley’s final movements. Photograph: Frank Miller

The funeral of Offaly murder victim Thomas “Toddy” Dooley is due to take place tomorrow. The 64-year-o(...)

In a separate incident, council workers and tree surgeons remove a tree that fell on a car on Pope’s Quay in Cork city yesterday. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

A mother, grandmother and three children were in shock last night having narrowly escaped death or injury when a tree fell on their car in Co L(...)

Niall Collins, FF spokesman on justice: accused the Government of trying to “misdirect attention” and said Alan  Shatter needed to establish who may have been attempting to mount the surveillance. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the failure of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) to inform Minister for Justice Alan Shatter of suspected (...)

The body of Christie Daly is removed from Kilbride, Co Offaly, yesterday.   Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Gardaí believe a man whose remains were found submerged in water in a large drain in Co Offaly was attacked and died about 10 days ago.The dead man ha(...)

Gardaí storm in to a house in Wolfe Tone Street, Mountmellick, Co Laois, where the man barricaded himself in. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

EOGHAN MacCONNELL Gardaí used force to gain access to a house where a stand-off with a man armed with a knife had been ongoing for four hours. A Taser(...)

Gardaí used a Taser gun to subdue a man during a siege in Co Laois.

Gardaí have used force to gain access to a house in Co Laois where a stand-off with a man armed with a knife had been ongoing since just before midday(...)

A man is in critical condition in hospital after being struck by a car in Tullamore, Co Offaly this morning. The 21-year-old man was taken to the Midl(...)