Irish Coastguard and the RNLI pictured during search off the Beacon in Baltimore, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

An inquest has heard how a couple was swept into the sea by a freak wave while fishing off rocks in west Cork and the young man’s father died when try(...)

The revelation a 91-year-old patient had spent 29 hours on a trolley at Tallaght hospital had generated banner headlines, which grew larger when it emerged that the hospital had ordered an investigation into the leak. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was at the end of a long working day and, more relevantly, a very long week in the life of their workplace, when the consultants of Tallaght hos(...)

 A  statement to the Oireachtas banking inquiry  said the Central Bank misled the public about the frail state of Ireland’s financial system in the run-up to the crash.  Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

Former Central Bank director general Liam Barron decided to exclude warnings about the overvaluation of property from a 2007 financial stability repor(...)

Drivers are like “fish in a barrel” for speed cameras on a road in Co Kerry,  Killarney District Court was told.  File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A Kerry driver was caught speeding four times in a month on the same stretch of road between Killarney and Dingle, where drivers are like “fish in a b(...)

Councillor and Lord Mayor of Cork Chris O’Leary has challenged Cork Chamber over its support for the proposed merger of Cork city and county councils. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Lord Mayor of Cork has challenged business group Cork Chamber over its support for the proposed merger of Cork city and county councils. Cllr Chr(...)

The merger of Cork city and county councils  was recommended by a majority of a local government review group set up by  Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Photograph: Eric Luke

Business organisations in Corkhave clashed amid deepening divisions over the proposed merger of Cork city and county councils. The move was recommende(...)

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(...)