Alex White, John Lyons, Tánaiste  Joan Burton and Kevin Humphreys at the count at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

They are down on the ground at the Yes Equality party in the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin. Three rows of campaigners, legs around the person in front, (...)

President Michael D Higgins with his wife Sabina and broadcaster Joe Duffy, organiser of the Children of the Revolution service, surrounded by pupils of St Patrick’s National School Ringsend honouring the children who died in 1916. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Relations of children killed during the 1916 Rising were joined by President Michael D Higgins for a commemorative ceremony that recalled the “neglect(...)

Mr McNamara worked with top international designer Ib Jorgensen before returning to set up business in his native Limerick

Tributes are being paid to a “true gentlemen of” Irish fashion, Limerick designer John McNamara who passed away on Thursday night.The well known desig(...)

Research conducted by Teagasc and the Health and Safety Authority has revealed a marked increase in the incidence of farm deaths over the last five years. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Older farmers are accounting for a disproportionate amount of farm-related fatalities, particularly those who have returned to an agricultural setting(...)

The Health and Safety Authority has defended its plan to prosecute farmers who carry a child under seven in the cab of a tractor or agricultural vehicle

The Health and Safety Authority has criticised the negative response from the farming community to its plan to prosecute farmers who carry a child un(...)

Farm dangers: some 20,000 farmers in Ireland  have some form of disability, according to Teagasc

An estimated 20,000 farmers have some form of disability, according to Teagasc’s national health and safety officer John McNamara. He told the semina(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney urged farmers to see their workplace through their children’s eyes on National Farm Safety Awareness Day.

There has never been a greater emphasis on farm safety, yet this is turning out to be a very dark year for farm deaths. Some 17 people have died in fa(...)

 John Dundon is driven under escort, from the Special Criminal Court, after being sentenced to life in prison for the murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Carl O’BrienFive years after a murder which shook the city of Limerick and shocked the entire country, John Dundon has begun a life sentence for killi(...)

The Special Criminal Court has found that John Dundon was responsible for the killing of rugby player Shane Geoghegan in Limerick almost five years ago.

John Dundon has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan in Limerick almost five years ago.The Special Criminal(...)

MrJustice Nicholas Kearns: presided over the trial at the Special Criminal Court.  Photograph: Eric Luke

A court has been told John Dundon’s carelessness in describing a man he wanted killed caused the death of innocent rugby player Shane Geoghegan. The S(...)