The accused had a long-standing heroin addiction and was high at the time but never intended hurting anyone, his barrister  told the court

A heroin addict (27) has been jailed for five years after he admitted putting a knife to the throat of 13-year-old boy and threatening to kill him wh(...)

Anna Haynes, a homeless encampment occupant, collects her belongings as authorities break down a massive homeless encampment known as “The Jungle” in San Jose, California,  this week.  Photograph: Beck Diefenbach/Reuters

The tragic death earlier this week of Jonathan Corrie on Molesworth Street, just yards from Leinster House, focused the national conversation on the i(...)

John Miskella: former Cork All-Ireland winner and All Star has helped guide his club to their first Cork senior football final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In Ballincollig this week, the place is silly with banners and posters and windows and walls all carrying the same slogan: Up The Village. Yet this is(...)

“It’s about diverting some of the money from the emergency service to long-term support and secure accommodation,” Eoin O’Sullivan said. Photograph: Alan Betson.

The target to end homelessness by 2016 can be achieved if funding is diverted from expensive emergency accommodation to long-term sustainable homes, (...)

St Ita’s psychiatric hospital in Portrane, north Dublin

Campaigners say an inquiry into mother and baby homes should be widened to include mental hospitals following further controversy over high death rate(...)

Some of the artefacts and records on view at Grangegorman Community Museum. Grangegorman was home to Ireland’s first psychiatric hospital founded in 1814. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

At the age of 19, Hanna Greally was admitted to St Loman’s Psychiatric Hospital in Mullingar. It was the mid-1940s and she had just returned home from(...)

The Sacred Heart Home opened in Bessborough, Co Cork, in 1922, managed by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary.  Cormac O’Tuama,  looks at teddies and flowers placed outside the gates of Bessborough during a memorial service on Sunday. Photograph: Provision

Until recent decades, the landscape was dotted with institutions where unmarried women were consigned to give birth in conditions of shame, secrecy an(...)

Two men have appeared in court in connection with a robbery where raiders armed with knives held up staff at a service station in Cork city earlier this week.

Two men have appeared in court in connection with a robbery where raiders armed with knives held up staff at a service station in Cork city earlier th(...)

 Christine Buckley. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

‘Hello darkness, my old friend. I’ve come to talk with you again . . .” You’ve been on my mind for four weeks now, like “a vision softly(...)

If you were asked to name the book or books that defined Ireland for you, which would you choose? That’s the challenge UCD academics and bestsellin(...)