A woman walked free from court on Thursday after the family of a motorcyclist she killed while out driving urged the judge not to jail her.

A woman walked free from court on Thursday after the family of a motorcyclist she killed while out driving urged the judge not to jail her. Jennifer (...)

Jennifer Connery is charged with careless driving causing the death of TJ Sweetnam at Ballinrush, Kilworth on the 22nd of August 2015. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A 49-year-old woman has been returned for trial after being charged with careless driving causing the death of a 41-year-old motorcyclist in North Cor(...)

The River Shannon: Nicky Lyons’s father James and brother William also drowned in the river in 1996 and 1993. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

A brother and sister are appealing for information about the death of their brother, who they believe was assaulted before he died in the River Shanno(...)

Parents Joan and John Mulcair, after the inquest into the death of their baby Caoimhe. Photograph: Paul Cullen

A jury at the inquest into the death of a baby girl who died at the Regional Maternity Hospital in Limerick six years ago has returned a verdict of me(...)

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(...)