File image from November 1992 of disgraced ex-bishop,  Peter Ball, who has admitted sexually assaulting young men. File photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

A former Church of England bishop who abused 18 young men over three decades has finally admitted his guilt after a last-ditch effort to throw out his(...)

It is understood that Donegal TD Pearse Doherty had argued strongly for a Yes vote.

Sinn Féin has dismissed suggestions of major internal differences over its decision to campaign for a Yes vote in the referendum campaign. Seve(...)

A spokesman for HSE South said yesterday an ambulance was called to the Tir Cluain Housing Estate at 6.41pm on Saturday and was onsite by 6.59pm to tend to James Casey Butler. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Health Minister Dr James Reilly has asked for a report on the circumstances around the death of a seven-year-old boy a day after falling into a(...)

James Casey Butler (7) who has died in hospital after he slipped  and fell into the Owencurra river near the Tir Cluain estate in Midleton, Co Cork, on Saturday night. Photograph:  Provision

A seven-year-old boy has died in hospital after falling into surging flood waters in Midleton, east Cork, at the weekend. James Casey But(...)