Noel O’Flynn photographed at Leinster House in January 2011. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil Cork North Central TD, Noel O’Flynn has ruled out running in the forthcoming general election following a health scare and discussi(...)

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said that it was his intention to stand for election again as party leader at the next Sinn Féin Ardfheis.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said it was his intention to stand for election again as party leader at the next Sinn Féin Ardfheis and to continue t(...)

Ciara O’Brien  was injured when she fell from a roof in Kinsale, Co Cork. Image via Ciara O’Brien Trust Fund / Facebook

A teenager who was paralysed from the waist down after falling from a rooftop has thanked those who fundraised to help her family convert their home t(...)

Former Fianna Fáil TD Noel O’Flynn has criticised party leader Micheál Martin and said the party is cannibalising itself rather than gaining support under his leadership. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent Former Fianna Fáil TD Noel O’Flynn has criticised party leader Micheál Martin and said the party is cannibalising (...)

“Birds such as the heron are protected, so shooting a heron is a crime - I have never come across a heron being shot before but we would strongly condemn it,”  Birdwatch Ireland development officer Niall Hatch said. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Birdwatch Ireland has condemned the shooting dead of a heron in Co Cork and urged anyone with any information to contact the wild life service or gard(...)

Minister of State Kathleen Lynch who has received an apology and undisclosed damages from 96FM. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

A Cork radio station has apologised and paid undisclosed damages to Labour TD and Minister of State Kathleen Lynch over comments made about her on a d(...)

The HSE issued a statement confirming a senior psychiatrist had contacted the girl’s mother on Thursday to discuss a number of assessment options.

The Health Service Executive has confirmed it had made a psychiatrist available to assess a 16-year-old suicidal autistic girl after she left an em(...)

Anjem Choudary said the Charlie Hebdo magazine had “been inciting and provoking and poking and prodding the Muslim community”. Photograph: Tal Cohen/Reuters

Ireland is a legitimate target for attack because of its decision to allow American planes refuel at Shannon Airport on their way to bombing Muslim co(...)

Ian Bailey’s solicitor Frank Buttimer: sent a letter to Marie Farrell on March 25th, 2004, over comments she made about Mr Bailey  in media interviews. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Ian Bailey said in court he had threatened to issue legal proceedings against Marie Farrell over media interviews she gave in which she alleged he (...)

Gary Coleman’s Facebook page highlighting his protest over water charges.

A 28-year-old man on hunger strike in protest over water charges has said he has been heartened and encouraged by the messages of support he has recei(...)