Gardaí from the Emergency Response Unit on patrol in north  Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Pledges by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to create a new armed Garda unit in Dublin to fight organised crime have been rejected as “mislead(...)

Two major support groups for carers in Ireland have merged to form a new organisation. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Two major support groups for carers have merged to provide a “stronger national voice” for the estimated 200,000 Irish people who look after family me(...)

Irish Times journalist Mark Hilliard: won technology reporter of the year award at the UCD Smurfit School Business Journalist Awards 2015

Irish Times journalist Mark Hilliard has been named technology reporter of the year at the Business journalism awards. He won for a feature(...)

The Cork North Pole Outpost Experience includes a ride on the Elf Express Train from the hidden Elf Station. Photograph: northpolecork.com

I Believe in Santa I Believe in Santa is among the first of the Christmas season events, moving the former Clery’s Santa to a new home in (...)

Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where the IMNO said 46 patients were waiting for beds. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Severe overcrowding at the emergency department of Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital onThursday night has continued on Friday and 46 patients are waiting for(...)

 Colin and  Eithne Bell, who set up the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust in memory of their son. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Colin Bell usually takes the call at his house in Newry. Somebody, somewhere, thousands of miles away has died, and their family doesn’t know what (...)

The Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has ordered a judicial inquiry into the death of a garda sergeant following mounting calls for the Garda S(...)

Gail O’Rorke has been acquitted at the Circuit Criminal Court of helping her friend take her own life. Photograph: Courts Collins

A woman has been acquitted of attempting to assist the suicide of her friend by helping her travel to a euthanasia clinic in Switzerland. The j(...)

It is also hoped the arrival of large cruise ships will attract significant additional footfall in the town from residents; this is estimated at one Irish visitor per passenger. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A planning application for a “next generation” cruise ship berth at Dún Laoghaire harbour will be filed this month in a move expected to bring about 4(...)

Mary Lou McDonald alleged last December a number of prominent individuals had links to Ansbacher offshore accounts following information released by a whistleblower. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald does not intend to retract her Ansbacher comments which were found to be an abuse of Dáil privilege.She alle(...)