Marian Finucane: Sidesteps any creeping unpleasantness during a discussion on rural crime.

Gangs roaming with impunity, innocent families kidnapped for petty sums, terrified householders arming themselves to protect elderly relatives, a G(...)

 Thomas Flynn, Moatview Avenue, Coolock was jailed for 12 years with three suspended at Clonmel Circuit court as he was one of seven men who broke into the home of Mark and Emma Corcoran at Burnchurch, near Killenaul in November 2013. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

The harrowing testimony of the Corcoran family about their ordeal at the hands of a gang of seven Dublin criminals has given fresh impetus to the long(...)

Last week, I mentioned my brother, aka Somatic Sibling, was over on his annual Dublin stopover. His work takes him across the world but once a year(...)

RTÉ has said it supports its news presenter Jonathan Clynch who has told colleagues at the broadcaster he intends to dress as a woman and take on the additional name of Rachel

RTÉ has said it supports its news presenter Jonathan Clynch who has told colleagues at the broadcaster he intends to dress as a woman and take on the (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: said current system for dealing with brain injury cases is ‘very adversarial’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minster for Health Leo Varadkar has suggested the Government could consider introducing a non-adversarial system for dealing with the cases of childre(...)

Loaded with symbolism: Prince Charles at Mullaghmore, in Co Sligo, where his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten and three others, including two children, were killed by an IRA bomb in 1979. Photograph: Arthur Edwards/AFP/Getty

With the increasingly fractious marriage-referendum debate saturating the airwaves during the final week of campaigning, light relief arrives in th(...)

Derek Davis: said he had developed his large, ebullient “persona” to match his size. Photograph: Arthur Carron/Collins

  “Derek Davis could well have been with me on the boat on Lough Sheelin today, waiting for the mayfly to rise,” said Derek Evans, friend (...)

The RTE presenter Derek Davis with Irish Rose contestants at a reception to announce details of the 38th Rose of Tralee International Festival in 1996. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Former broadcaster and RTÉ presenter Derek Davis has died, the State broadcaster has announced.Born in Co Down, he started his media career as a news (...)

Ivan Yates: “We’ve had a dog licking his testicles; we’ll have people feeling their testicles,” says the Newstalk presenter. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some of Newstalk’s big-name presenters have been talking an awful lot of balls. It’s not that Ivan Yates and Pat Kenny have started spouting opinio(...)

“I do think we will be living in Gorse Hill next year otherwise we wouldn’t be taking our cases,” Blake O Donnell, son of solicitor Brian O’Donnell. Pic: Collins Courts

Blake O’Donnell, whose family is fighting eviction from Gorse Hill in Killiney, has said he is confident they will still be living in their south Dub(...)