Judge Sarah Berkeley ordered a prison report and a psychological assessment for Michael O’Brien and adjourned sentence until June 6th. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland.

A convicted paedophile will be sentenced later for sexually assaulting a one-year-old baby who had been left in his care while her parents went out(...)

Department of Agriculture veterinary inspector Michael O’Brien said that when he visited the farm in November 2013 it was a “catastrophe”. Photograph: The Irish Times

A farmer with 41 previous convictions for animal welfare offences has been fined after pleading guilty to two more cruelty cases.PJ Shiel (46) from Re(...)

The bylaws for the first time regulate street performances in the city, requiring buskers to buy annual permits costing €30, or €60 for an amplifier, to perform on the streets

Dublin’s buskers will be allowed to use amplifiers, but must restrict their noise levels to 80 decibels, and 75 decibels in Temple Bar, under new byla(...)

Elizabeth Shaw

Mention the name Elizabeth Shaw to anyone who grew up in East Germany and watch the smile rise on their lips.For them, the name recalls happy childhoo(...)

Glen Jeffries and George Nolan in Cobh, Co Cork, yesterday, before travelling to Dublin for the water protest. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision 0:55

The Right2Water campaign has outlined its final arrangements for today’s anti-water charges protest which will begin at 1pm outside Leinster House. Or(...)

Sheila Giles Mullan protests the water charges outside Leinster House in Dublin. A number of Right2Water marches take place on Wednesday afternoon. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Gardaí are preparing for potential traffic disruption in parts of Dublin on Wednesday as Right2Water marches set off from various points towards a ral(...)

Double All-Ireland-winning Cork hurling coach Archdeacon Michael O’Brien has died after a  long illness. Photograph: Inpho

Tributes have been paid to double All-Ireland-winning Cork hurling coach Archdeacon Michael O’Brien, who died on Friday in a nursing home following (...)

Michael O’Brien: ‘We decided to create a new literature for Irish children that didn’t exist. The area was dominated by the British, to the extent that they were reinventing Irish culture with very corny Oirish things, while Irish writers, in order to get published, were becoming Anglophile.’ Photograph: Fergal Phillips

It’s a publishing house that has pushed boundaries and set new standards in the Irish book world for 40 years, but O’Brien Press was founded in sur(...)

Mute Fish busking on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Plans to ban buskers from Temple Bar have been deleted from draft bylaws by Dublin City council.Councillors have approved the publication of draft byl(...)

John Miskella: former Cork All-Ireland winner and All Star has helped guide his club to their first Cork senior football final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In Ballincollig this week, the place is silly with banners and posters and windows and walls all carrying the same slogan: Up The Village. Yet this is(...)