John O’Donoghue: his decision not to seek a Fianna Fáil nomination for the next general election clears the way for the  party to run two candidates. Photograph: David Sleator

Former ceann comhairle John O’Donoghue’s decision not to seek a Fianna Fáil nomination for the next general election has cleared the way for the party(...)

A former Wicklow county and town council official who is facing charges of corruption has had his case adjourned again at Wicklow Circuit Court.

A former Wicklow county and town council official who is facing charges of corruption has had his case adjourned again at Wicklow Circuit Court.Frank(...)

 Former ceann comhairle and TD for Kerry South John O’Donoghue will not seek nomination to run for Fianna Fáil in the next election. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times/File photo

The former ceann comhairle and TD for Kerry South, John O’Donoghue, will not be seeking the nomination to run for Fianna Fáil in the next general elec(...)

Johnny Healy-Rae had a surplus of 1,415 votes in South and West Kerry.

Nothing could dwarf the performance of Independent father and son duo Danny and Johnny Healy-Rae in Killarney and South and West Kerry. Danny at the s(...)

A garda who was badly injured when boiling oil was splashed over him as he tried to sort out a domestic row had been awarded €50,000 damages in(...)

Michael O’Shea’s remains are carried in the coffin he made 13 years ago in Ardglass, Co Down. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

A Co Down man has been buried in a plywood coffin he built himself for £75 (€90) to save his family the expense. Michael(...)

The court heard Andrew Duffy had paid a substantial sum of unconditional compensation to the injured player

A footballer who broke an opponent’s leg with a Kung Fu-style tackle during a junior soccer match in Co Meath(...)

 John Hudson (right): sentenced to four years in jail. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson.

A woman waived her right to anonymity yesterday so that her stepfather could be identified after he admitted sexually assaulting her over a 7½-hour pe(...)

Tadhg Costello, of Richmond Hill, Monkstown, arriving at court, where he changed his plea to guilty. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A teenager accused of attempting to murder a 17-year-old has changed his plea to guilty during his Central Criminal Court trial.Tadhg Costello (18) of(...)

Tadhg Costello, of Richmond Hill, Monkstown, arriving at court, where he changed his plea to guilty. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A teenager accused of attempting to murder a 17-year-old has changed his plea to guilty during his Central Criminal Court trial.Tadhg Costello (18) of(...)