Alan Reilly of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland said the horsemeat scandal was a ‘ wake-up call to Europe that criminals were getting involved in the food chain”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There are lots of opportunities for criminality in the food chain which is seen as a “soft target”, the chief executive of the Food Safety Authority o(...)

A woman has died in hospital after being struck by a Garda car in Dublin this morning. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A woman has died in hospital after being struck by a Garda car in Dublin this morning.The 75-year-old, named locally as Elizabeth Core, pedestrian was(...)

Brian Purcell: leaving post of secretary general on foot of a hard-hitting report which found a “closed, secretive, silo-driven culture” at the Department of Justice. Photograph: Frank Miller

Brian Purcell is unlikely to be given a position in any State organisations with responsibility for justice and security matters after he steps asid(...)

Tallaght District Court judge Anthony Halpin, who has been asked to withdraw or clarify his “intemperate remarks”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

Tallaght District Court judge Anthony Halpin has been asked to withdraw or clarify his comment following a case in which the d(...)

 A horse and trap crossing Bridge Street, Graiguecullen, Co Carlow. Photograph: William Muldowney

“I think we are lonely for a world that is gone,” says Irish-born emigrant William Muldowney (92) by way of explanation for the “astonishing” react(...)

A new opinion poll has shown that Fine Gael remains the most popular party in the State with 29 per cent support. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

A new opinion poll has shown that Fine Gael remains the most popular party in the State with 29 per cent support. The Paddy Power Red C poll sh(...)

Prof Richard Arum was speaking ahead of a keynote address he will give at the NUI Maynooth education forum today. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

GENEVIEVE CARBERYThe Irish third level sector could learn a “cautionary tale” from the United States where a drive to please undergraduate students as(...)

Roll-your-own tobacco disguised as tea and valued at some €102,000 was seized by Revenue Customs officers. Photograph: Revenue

Roll-your-own tobacco disguised as tea and valued at some €102,000 was seized by Revenue Customs officers yesterday.The quarter tonne of tobacco was c(...)

Social network providers have all the information needed to protect victims, the Oireachtas Communications Committee was told. Photograph Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times.

Social networking companies need to put specialist resources in place to help teachers and others to deal with cyberbullying, the Oireachtas Co(...)

The Irish Heart Foundation
 today launched a national campaign to
 has called for a halt to the destruction of newborn screening card blood samples which could save the lives of extended family members of more than 1,000 young victims of Sudden Cardiac Death. Pictured are mothers from the SADs support group with photos of their deceased sons: Monica Martinfrom Rialto (who lost her son Connor, aged 16, in 2005)
, Eileen Nevinfrom Clondalkin (who lost her son Stephen, aged 18, in 2007)
, Sally Hegarty 
from Rathfarnham (who lost her son Rory, aged 16, in 2009) 
and Maureen KellyChair of the SADS Support Group (who lost her son Daragh, aged 21, in 2003)
. Photograph:
Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

GENEVIEVE CARBERY Families and young people have been urged to request newborn blood samples held by the State, before over a million of (...)