A picture of firefighters Mark O’Shaugnessy (left) and Brian Murray at the scene where they died in a fire at a disused building in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Niall Carson

The three people in charge of Co Wicklow’s fire service declined to answer more than 1,300 questions when interviewed by Garda detectives investiga(...)

The fire-damaged disused ink factory at Adelaide Villas in Bray, Co Wicklow, where firefighters Brian Murray and Mark O’Shaugnessy died in 2007. Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

The chief fire officer of Co Wicklow carried out no investigation following the death on duty of two of his firefighters, an inquest heard today. The (...)

Firefighters Mark O’Shaugnessy (left) and Brian Murray at the scene where they died in a fire at a disused building in Bray, Co Wicklow, in September 2007. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There was an intervention at the Bray fire fighters inquest today by the garda who was in charge of the investigation. Detective Garda Maurice Hick(...)

Anna May McHugh, managing director of the National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In a high field on a farm just outside Carlow a woman in a bright red coat is scrutinising a corner of freshly ploughed earth. “Nice and straight, (...)