The Electric Picnic takes place between Friday, August 29th and Sunday, August 31st at Stradbally, Co Laois. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Electric Picnic fans have been invited to participate in a five-star meal at this year’s festival in a fundraising event in aid of suicide prevention.(...)

Judge  Mary Ellen Ring said the lack of detention places for young people meant a young offender had built up a justifiable sense that there is no fear of punishment of the court’s authority.

A judge has said the lack of spaces in a youth detention facility is making a mockery of the court.Judge Mary Ellen Ring was commenting in a case bef(...)

Tesco Ireland has appointed PJ Clarke as its new chief executive.Mr Clarke, who has held a number of senior positions in the company, will succeed Ton(...)

At the start of the Console cycle from Grand Canal Dock today were, from left, restaurateur Peter Caviston, Eamon Coghlan, Pat Kenny and Derry Clarke. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

More than 100 cyclists including broadcaster Pat Kenny and Senators Eamon Coghlan and John Whelan took part in a charity cycle to raise funds for s(...)