Mr Carroll’s blood-alcohol reading was 120mg in 100mls of blood. The legal limit was 50mgs. Photograph: Getty Images

A 76-year-old man who stopped off between Caherdaniel and Sneem on the Ring of Kerry for a few drinks with friends on his way home of a summer’s eveni(...)

Students and teachers have responded positively to this year’s Junior Cert maths papers, which were sat by just under 60,000 students. John Brennan, a(...)

That wasn’t a soft breeze which stopped people in their tracks. It was a massive sigh of relief, breathed by over 30,000 apprehensive Leaving Cert (...)

Question 8, referring to an oil slick, was the most novel on the paper

Teachers and students have reacted with fury and upset to this year’s ordinary level maths paper, while those taking the higher level paper were gener(...)

Mother Sharon Joyce has claimed in the Circuit Civil Court she had been assaulted by  gardaí when they attempted to seize her car. The claims have been denied by the defendants. Photograph: Michaela Rehle / Reuters

A 32-year-old Dublin mother has claimed in the Circuit Civil Court she had been assaulted by gardaí when they attempted to seize her car.Sharon Joyce,(...)

Jurys Inn operates 21 UK provincial hotels, four London hotels, five hotels in Ireland and one in Prague. It employs approximately 2,000 people.  (Photograph: Adrian Brown/Bloomberg News)

US private equity group Lone Star Funds has closed its €900 million acquisition of Jurys Inn, following approval by the competition authority.John Br(...)

Salmon enchanted evening: Noel Clancy celebrated Valentine’s Day with a great springer of 13lb 8oz from Lough Currane

Inland Fisheries Ireland (Ifi) is preparing a National Angling Development Plan (Nadp) which it hopes will provide criteria, support and proposals to(...)

John Brennan will remain as chief executive of Jurys Inn. He said that the owner is “very committed to the future growth and development of the Jurys Inn brand and business”. (Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES)

US private equity group Lone Star Funds is to pay £680 million (€909mn) to acquire the Jurys Inn chain of 31 hotels from a group of investors. The ho(...)

The publication by the US Senate intelligence committee of its devastating 525-page report on the post- 9/11 CIA torture of detainees raises profound (...)

US president Barack Obama  is unlikely to heed external calls for CIA torturers to be held to account and prosecuted.  Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The firestorm sparked by the US Senate report into brutal CIA torture of al-Qaeda suspects during the George W Bush era and claims that the agency lie(...)