Undated handout photo issued by Durham Police of (top row, left to right) Paul Pammen, Donald Chi Chong Wong, Richard Sheridan, Robert Gilbert-Smith, Ashley Dad, John “Kerry” O’Brien Junior and Terence McNamara; (bottom row, left to right) Richard “Kerry” O’Brien, Patrick Clarke, Daniel “Turkey” O’Brien, Danny Flynn, John “Cash” O’Brien, Michael Hegarty and Alan Clarke. The fourteen men who where linked to an organised crime gang have been convicted of plotting to steal rhino horn and Chinese artefacts worth up to £57 million in a series of museum and auction house raids. Photograph: Durham Police/PA Wire.

Members of an Irish organised criminal gang at the heart of a £57 million (€71 million) conspiracy to “plunder” British museums of rhino horn and othe(...)

About 10,000 homeowners in east Cork have been issued with a boil water notice for the third time since the start of the year amid concerns the water supply in the area may be contaminated. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

About 10,000 homeowners in east Cork have been issued with a boil water notice for the third time since the start of the year amid concerns the water (...)

New Donegal manager Rory Gallagher was formerly a selector under Jim McGuinness. Here he departs a team huddle prior to the start of the All-Ireland semi-final in 2012. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tonight in John Joe’s Pub, Kilcar’s 1989 Donegal championship-winning team, probably slower now and possibly wiser, will gather for a 25th anniversary(...)

With 50 per cent of boxes opened, Aindrias Moynihan (FF) was leading the poll with 1,704 votes this morning in Blarney Macroom. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

With 50 per cent of boxes opened, Aindrias Moynihan (FF) was leading the poll with 1,704 votes this morning in Blarney Macroom. Des O’Grady (SF) was i(...)

Gardaí had been operating a checkpoint in Ballymacoda on the night in question and they noticed a car approaching the checkpoint and stopping a short distance away at a junction before turning to the left, prompting gardaí to give chase, the court heard. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A Fine Gael councillor and former leader of a policing committee on Cork County Council who panicked and fled from gardaí operating a checkpoint, has (...)

Dick Barry (second from right)  former Fine Gael TD and minister of state seen in  1974. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Former Fine Gael TD and minister of state Dick Barry who died on Sunday at the age of 93 was yesterday praised for his willing(...)