“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(...)

Radio presenter Neil Prendeville pictured, with flowers from supporters, leaving the studios of 96FM following his return on the airwaves after an incident in 2010. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Controversial Cork radio presenter Neil Prendeville has quit Cork’s main commercial radio station the UTV-owned 96FM to join its main rival, Re(...)

None of the 85 horses seized by Department of Agriculture officials in Cork on Tuesday have yet been claimed by their owners . File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

None of the 85 horses seized by Department of Agriculture officials in Cork on Tuesday have yet been claimed by their owners who have a further two da(...)

Minister Simon Coveney: ongoing concerns in relation to the sector. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

More than 80 horses were rounded up yesterday in Cork by gardaí and officials from the Department of Agriculture in a day-long operation involving ove(...)