Francis Bailey says the war “was not a piece of history for me. It directly affected my life.”

Francis Bailey joined the Royal Engineers in England after the Luftwaffe bombed him and his family out of their home in Birmingham. Born in October 1(...)

During the Mahon tribunal in 2008, Gráinne Carruth admitted sterling amounts had been lodged to accounts associated with then taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The husband of Bertie Ahern’s former secretary has said he and his wife bought St Luke’s in Drumcondra because they were looking for a bigger family h(...)

Christoph Bardges of Cappamore, Kells, Co Kerry, went home on January 15th, 2014 to find there had been forced entry. He called  gardaí but  when they arrived they got “an odour of cannabis”, Cahersiveen District Court heard. File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

A 30-year-old man who called gardaí after his apartment was burgled ended up in court himself after gardaí who arrived initially found a strong smell (...)

A 34-year-old man has appeared in  Court  on charges of dangerous driving, involving a high-speed chase through the town of Killarney on Friday

A 34-year-old man has appeared at a special sitting of Killorglin District Court on Saturday on charges of dangerous driving, involving a high-speed c(...)

A roguish bachelor bar owner whom Kenmare ladies found irresistible was finding it very difficult to clear his premises, Kenmare District Court was told

A roguish bachelor bar owner whom Kenmare ladies found irresistible was finding it very difficult to clear his premises, Kenmare District Court was to(...)

Accused was charged with entering a building as a trespasser with intent to commit sexual assault on a  female (73) last December. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland.

Anne Lucey in Kenmare A 23-year-old man who was charged with entering a building in Co Kerry as a trespasser with intent to commit sexual assault on (...)

Coroner for South Cork Frank O’Connell has  adjourned the inquest into the death of Olivia Dunlea (36) until Darren Murphy’s appeal against his  conviction for her murder is concluded. Mr O’Connell  listed it for review in January 2016. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An inquest into the death of a 36-year-old mother of three has been adjourned after a coroner heard her boyfriend at the time of her death has appeale(...)

Coroner for South Cork, Frank O’Connell, said: “Clearly there is a great danger if people come in home late at night and decide to cook chips in a chip pan while under the influence of alcohol.” File photograph: Getty Images

A coroner has issued a warning over the dangers of people cooking in chip pans late at night while under the influence of alcohol following the death (...)

Jennifer Wrynne from Mohill, Co Leitrim at the festival. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The sun shone out of a cloudless sky bathing the Cotswold Hills overlooking Prestbury Park in Cheltenham with the brilliant light of early spring. It (...)

Queen Elizabeth  during her  visit to Cork’s  English Market in 2011. Photograph: Alan Betson.

A prominent trader at the English Market in Cork has expressed his disappointment at the news that a fellow trader is selling vegetables from Lidl, s(...)