Arlene Arkinson, from Castlederg, Co Tyrone, vanished after a night out at a disco across the Border in Co Donegal in 1994. Photograph: PA Wire

Police have pledged to explain to a coroner why they blanked out sections of files relating to the disappearance of a murdered schoolgirl.Lawyers for (...)

John O’Donoghue, who resigned as ceann comhairle in October 2009 and lost his Dáil seat two years later, has made no secret of his desire to secure a nomination to contest the next general election. Photograph: Frank Miller

Fianna Fáil has become privately dismissive of former ceann comhairle John O’Donoghue’s chances of securing a party nomination to contest the new K(...)

Senator Deirdre Clune said it was Marie O’Donoghue and her battle on behalf of her son which forced the State to recognise not just her son’s right to an education but the educational rights of all children, regardless of their disability. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A young man who helped establish the educational rights of people with severe disabilities when his family took an action on his behalf against the St(...)

View of Sing Sing, a vault at Kilquane Cemetery, Knockraha, Co Cork, used by the IRA for holding prisoners during the War of Independence. Photograph:  Gerard Murphy

A controversial thesis that the killing of some 13 Protestants by members of the IRA in West Cork in April 1922 during the truce was sectarian has bee(...)

The Religious Sisters of Charity owns St Vincent’s Healthcare Group Ltd. The group includes the private and public hospitals in Ballsbridge, Dublin, and St Michael’s Hospital, Dún Laoghaire.

Two car parks at St Vincent’s hospital complex in Ballsbridge, south Dublin, lost €750,000 in 2012, according to the latest accounts for the compan(...)

 Marian Price will be sentenced in January: File potograph: Niall Carson/PA

Laganside Crown Court in Belfast today heard a plea for Old Bailey bomber Marian Price not to be sent to prison. After initially pleading not guilty, (...)

Former tánaiste Mary Coughlan:  “We need new blood, but the door isn’t closed entirely.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Attempts by former senior Fianna Fáil office holders to return to elected office are expected to be firmly resisted by party headquarters.“We need can(...)

Irish Water Safety has renewed its appeal for awareness of the dangers of swimming in areas without lifeguards following three more drowning tragedies(...)

Webprint had a contract to print the Irish Examiner and other Thomas Crosbie Holdings newspapers until the company entered receivership last month.
 Photograph: Eric Luke

Cork printing group Webprint is making 26 staff redundant in the wake of losing its contract to print the Irish Examiner and other former Thoma(...)