David O’Loughlin is charged with killing Liam Manley by putting him into a rubbish chute at a Cork apartment block in May 2013. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A man accused of murdering a 59-year-old homeless today told a court that he never intended for the man to die when he put him in a refuse chute in hi(...)

David O’Loughlin, with an address at Garden City Apartments, North Main Street Cork, denies the murder of Liam Manley at Garden City Apartments on May 12th, 2013. Photograph: Frank Miller /The Irish Times

A 22-year-old man has told a murder trial how another man accused of murdering a homeless man told him that “the man was down the drain” after he drag(...)

 Seán Gillane SC: said the jury would hear medical evidence that Liam  Manley died from mechanical asphyxia as he was trapped in the chute. Photograph by Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A maintenance man has told a murder trial of his shock when a man’s body came down a refuse chute he was trying to unblock in an apartment complex in (...)

Mahmoud Bazzi (centre), a Lebanese national suspected of kidnapping, torturing and killing two Irish United Nations peacekeepers  in 1980, has been deported from the US over immigration offences. Photograph: US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

A Lebanese man suspected of kidnapping, torturing and killing two Irish United Nations peacekeepers in war-torn Lebanon in 1980 has been deported from(...)

The Federation of Irish Sport believes tax breaks for sporting programmes will provide pathways for future stars. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

Tax breaks for sporting programmes might be a way of replacing the potential loss of funding from a ban on alcohol sponsorship in sport, Oireachtas(...)

Minister for State warns public following reports of the alleged stretching of petrol, using kerosene or other substances. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Minister of State for Finance Simon Harris has urged the public to purchase fuel from reputable dealers to avoid contaminated petrol. He said he wa(...)

The Irish Medicines Board, which regulates the pharmacy industry, has revealed  that 20 different types of medicine which currently need a doctor’s prescription will soon not need them at all.   Photograph: Thinkstock

Thousands of patients will be able to get medicines over the counter where previously they had to have a doctor’s prescription, it has been announced.(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter arriving at Leinster House. The Minister has been under pressure to apologise to Sgt Maurice McCabe for telling the Dáil that the Garda officer would not cooperate with the inquiry, but there was no apology during yesterday’s day-long Dáil debate on the affair.

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said there was “fault on both sides” when Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe was not interviewed in a(...)

Jim Higgins MEP: “There never was any pressure – good, bad or indifferent”.

Fine Gael is unlikely to divide up the vast Midlands- North-West constituency between its two candidates in the European election, placing sitting MEP(...)

 Larry O’Mahony: he emerged from bankruptcy in Britain last year following a hearing at Macclesfield Crown Court in Cheshire, which had declared him bankrupt a year before. Photograph: Collins Courts

Larry O’Mahony was a long time associate of Tom McFeely and was involved in the infamous Priory Hall development.He was part of the Coalport company b(...)