The Texaco filling station near the Spawell Roundabout in Templeogue where gardai spotted a man who was allegedly holding a woman against her will and gave chase. Photograph: Collins

A suspect in a kidnapping case is critically ill in hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head sustained moments after he pointed his we(...)

File photograph of Graham Dwyer (42) of Kerrymount Close in Foxrock, Dublin 18, who pleaded not guilty to the murder of Elaine O’Hara on August 22nd, 2012. Photograph: Collins.

The judge in the murder trial of Graham Dwyer has told the jury at the Central Criminal Court that the case is not in a position to proceed today. In (...)

ESB workers in Drumcliffe, Co Sligo continue to restore power after Storm Rachel.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The clean-up in the wake of Storm Rachel, which claimed one life and left thousands of homes and businesses without power, continues this morning.Met (...)

Dr Fergal Lynch has been announced as the new secretary general for the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Dr Fergal Lynch has been appointed as secretary general of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, it has been announced. *In a statement, Minis(...)

The man was been airlifted to Letterkenny General Hospital, Co Donegal, after suffering serious chest injuries in an explosion at a factory.

A man has been airlifted to hospital in Co Donegal after suffering serious chest injuries in a factory accident.It is understood the victim, who is 66(...)

A security worker was carrying a case of cash  when he was approached by two armed and masked men demanding the money.

Gardaí are seeking two men following an armed robbery of a cash-in-transit van earlier today. The robbery took place at about 3pm at a retail park on (...)

 The college’s programme in Bahrain has been accredited for five years by the Irish Medical Board. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland programme in Bahrain has been accredited by the Irish Medical Council for a period of five years following (...)

Mary Sutton from Atlantic Philanthropies and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the launch of the Irish National Dementia Strategy at Government Buildings. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has unveiled a €27.5 million national dementia strategy that will focus on shattering the stigma of the diesase and supporting co(...)

The sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is seen behind a radiation sign. Jim Kavanagh, winner of Ireland’s Charity Hero of 2014, established his Volunteer Outreach Group affiliated to Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International in Co Kilkenny in the early 90s. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

An Irish man who has spent the last two decades helping alleviate the suffering of children and adults in psychiatric institutions across Belarus and (...)

Katie Taylor  with brothers Gearóid (9) and Oisín (8) Murphy from Greystones at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin 2:44

At this stage Katie Taylor could only surprise us if she lost a fight but if the story is familiar, it still draws the crowds. The five-time world cha(...)