Mark Nash (42), who has last addresses at Prussia Street and Clonliffe Road in Dublin, has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the murder of Sylvia Shields (60) and Mary Callanan (61) between March 6th and 7th 1997. Photograph: Collins.

The trial of a man charged with a 1997 double murder has heard that a confession allegedly made by him in relation to the killings was “produced” by g(...)

 Mark Nash. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man on trial accused of a 1997 double murder warned a garda who approached him to stay away or he would kill her, a jury has heard.Mark Nash (42), w(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett says he is ‘quite confident in predicting that some form of alliance or common platform will be established’. Photograph: Frank Miller

Four new political parties or alliances could be established by the summer in anticipation of a general election occurring earlier than the scheduled(...)

Mattie McGrath has said he wants to join a new political set-up headed by Michael Fitzmaurice. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has expressed an interest in signing up to a new party headed by Roscommon/South Leitrim deputy Michael Fitzmaurice. The(...)

Grace Sharp, Sarah Hynes and Sarah Nugent with pictures of their children Lilly Joy who lived for four hours, Seán who lived for 48 hours and Isabella who lived for 54 days. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Medical, legal and media professionals have been urged to stop using the term “incompatible with life” to describe unborn children with severe disabil(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton: Banks should return to “normal operational capacities’’.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has called on the banks to make competitive mortgages available to house-buyers. She said they should return to “normal operation(...)

 Sharif Kelly (44), of Pinewood Green Road, Balbriggan have pleaded not  guilty to the murder of Peter Butterly (35). Photograph: Collins Courts.

The Special Criminal Court trial of three men charged with murdering dissident republican Peter Butterly has risen early this afternoon to consider su(...)

The ECB has so far refused to release a letter sent to former minister for finance Brian Lenihan in 2010 which many suspect forced the government into accepting the terms of the bailout. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly is confident that the ECB will publish the controversial letter sent to former finance minister Brian Lenihan the night befor(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan:  examinations of the balance sheets of each bank  demonstrate that significant progress has  been made since 2011. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the stress tests reaffirmed the robustness of the Irish banking system notwithstanding the failure by Perma(...)

Thomas Byrne was struck off the solicitors roll in 2008 after it emerged he had taken out multiple mortgages on properties and used client funds to finance a lavish lifestyle. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Convicted solicitor Thomas Byrne lied about his identity five years ago so he could lease a Dublin city centre restaurant, a judge heard today.Barrist(...)