The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly, at the publishing of   a new national strategy to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water. Photograph: Dave Meehan

As many as 200,000 houses in the State built during and before the 1970s may face health risks from lead pipes, according to official figures. The N(...)

 Jules Thomas and Ian Bailey pictured leaving the Four Courts last month dafter the verdict in his High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

The State has moved to halt an action for damages brought by Jules Thomas, the partner of Ian Bailey, alleging she was twice wrongfully arrested by g(...)

Ian Bailey leaving the High Court after losing his case over an alleged Garda conspiracy to implicate him in the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Gardaí did not conspire to implicate Ian Bailey in the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, a High Court jury has found.The seven men and four women t(...)

Ian Bailey  arriving at the Four Courts for the continuation of his High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

Marie Farrell is the “lynchpin” of Ian Bailey’s case against the Garda Commissioner and State but the evidence suggests she was “more than a conventio(...)

Kevin Kelleher  leaving the Four Courts on Wednesday after giving evidence in a High Court action taken by Ian Bailey. Photograph: Courts Collins

A Garda has told the High Court that, within days of the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, he regarded Ian Bailey as a suspect. He suspected Mr Bai(...)

A detective garda has told the High Court he never gave cannabis to an informant in the hope of getting Ian Bailey to “loosen his tongue” in relation (...)

Marie Farrell at the Four Courts after giving evidence in a High Court action taken by Ian Bailey. Photograph: Courts Collins.

Marie Farrell has denied she was present at any coversation where a Detective Garda told her husband he had a mark on his stomach.Ms Farrell was being(...)

Witness: Marie Farrell, a resident of Schull, Co Cork in 1996-97.Snapshots: Marie Farrell said she had no recollection of what she told the McAndrew I(...)

Marie Farrell says  she cannot explain a discrepancy between her evidence in court and all previous statements she made regarding her movements on the night she saw a man at Kealfadda Bridge not far from where Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered. Photograph: Courtpix

Marie Farrell has said she cannot explain a discrepancy between her evidence in court and all previous statements she made regarding her movements on (...)

Marie Farrell at the Four Courts during the fifth week of a High Court action taken by Ian Bailey. Photograph: Collins.

Marie Farrell has told a High Court jury she decided to leave her home in Schull in early 2006 because of Garda intimidation of her children and life (...)