Kevin McKeever. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A former property developer who faked his own kidnapping has denied he bought a mansion in Co Galway with the proceeds of crime. “Define crime?” Kevi(...)

 Wicklow fishermen Gerald Copeland and David Massey, two of the three crew on the  MFV Lavicca, at the launch of BIM’s Live to Tell the Tale safety campaign at Howth Pier in Dublin.  Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Whelk fisherman David Massey knew he was wearing no ordinary lifejacket when he hit the water unexpectedly about 11km off the coast of Wicklow in Apri(...)

Dara Kilkenny of the British and Irish Modern Music Institute in Dublin: “It’s important to be creative and an artist, but you also need to eat and have a roof over your head.” Photograph: Ruth Medjber

The inner-city community of the Liberties’ in Dublin 8 has been sharing its streets, shops and flats with art students ever since NCAD set up in Th(...)

A man who burgled churches and primary schools while he was serving a suspended sentence for other burglaries has been jailed for a year. James Byrne (...)

Chart-topping lecturers: Kieran McGuinness of Delorentos and James Byrne of Villagers, who teach at BIMM. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Is it distracting when your lecturers are world-famous, chart-topping musicians? Earlier this month, students at the British and Irish Modern Music(...)

Emma Browne of Saint Vincent’s Cork and  Ciara Murray of Christ King Cork during the  All-Ireland Schools Cup Under-19A final at the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght. Photograph: Inpho

Ard Scoil Rathangan staged a remarkable comeback to claim the Under-19A Boys All Ireland Schools Cup at the National Basketball Arena. The Kildare sid(...)

In 2007 my friend Paul Clancy connected with me on Facebook. In the “how we know each other” section he wrote: “Shared a rich fantasy life for many(...)

 Gail O’Rorke leaving Dublin District Court today. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A 42-year-old woman is to stand trial charged with assisting in the suicide of a multiple sclerosis sufferer in Dublin two years ago.Bernadette Forde (...)