Lake in Blanchardstown where a boy died after going with a friend to help another who got into difficulty while swimming. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A boy (13) has died after attempting to help a friend who had gotten into difficulties while swimming near an apartment complex in Dublin on Friday. R(...)

 Blue Flag awards are in recognition of high water quality, safety provision and infrastructure across 5,000km of Irish coastline. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Eighty Blue Flags have been awarded by An Taisce to beaches and marinas across the State - six more than last year.The awards are in recognition of hi(...)

Tallaght District Court judge Anthony Halpin, who has been asked to withdraw or clarify his “intemperate remarks”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

Tallaght District Court judge Anthony Halpin has been asked to withdraw or clarify his comment following a case in which the d(...)

Gardai have sealed off the scene on Faussagh Avenue, Cabra in Dublin this morning to investigate the death of a man in his 20s. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Two men have been arrested in connection with the death a 21-year-old who suffered severe head injuries after being attacked with a golf club o(...)

Deputy Chief Inspector, Robert Olson (centre), Chief Inspector and Mark Toland, Deputy Chief Inspector Garda Inspectorate at tonight’s press conference. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The head of the Garda Inspectorate said that information supplied by the whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe during the preparation of its report(...)

The very process of gathering information on the views of people was in the spirit of Pope Francis, said Martin Long, spokesman for the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Photograph: AP Photo/Tony Gentile

The Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has criticised a decision by Irish Bishops not to release the results of a Vatican-sponsored questionnair(...)

Protest against pylons and wind turbines at Vinegar Hill, Enniscorthy. Photograph: Eric Luke

When the Minister for Health James Reilly decided to enquire about the potential health effects to people living in close proximity to high-voltage un(...)

On  the Clare coast  waves tore pavements apart and hammered the Lahinch promenade. Photograph: Press 22

As the country recovers from the recent storms that battered the entire island, local authorities are facing tens of millions in clean-up and repai(...)

Retired US basketball star Dennis Rodman shakes hands with officials upon arrival at Pyongyang airport, North Korea. Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

The Irish bookmaker Paddy Power is set to unveil a star-studded NBA basketball team set to take on a North Korean side in a controversial match dub(...)

A man in his 40s has been taken to hospital after an armed stand-off outside a house in Dublin.

A man is in a critical condition in hospital tonight having sustained a gunshot wound to the head outside his south Dublin home. Gardaí had responded (...)