Farming orgaisations welcomed Phil Hogan’s appointment as agriculture commissioner while Fianna Fáil agriculture spokesman Éamon Ó Cuív urged him to tackle the current beef crisis.

There was universal welcome from farm organisations and farming figures for Phil Hogan’s appointment as EU commissioner for agriculture and rural affa(...)

Console chief executive Paul Kelly has said public inquests into suicide deaths cause unnecessary trauma to bereaved families. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

The stigma surrounding mental health issues in Ireland must be tackled in an effort to reduce the number of people dying by suicide, the Minister of S(...)

Flowers and tributes are placed at the make-shift memorial on the Hollywood Walk of Fame star for US actor Robin Williams, who was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Tiberon home north of San Francisco yesterday. Photograph: Michael Nelson/EPA

The national suicide prevention charity Console has expressed concern that the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams could provoke copycat suicid(...)

A Dublin mother-of-two who stole more than €8,000 from her employer to pay the bills has been sentenced to three years in prison, with the final two y(...)

“I could hear the sheep being hit and was fearful for my safety and that of my animals.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A judge has described as “truly horrific” the case of a Donegal man who drove into a flock of sheep, killing one and injuring two. Glenties District(...)

Gerard McSorley: a charge of careless driving was withdrawn  at Letterkenny District Court.

A driving charge against actor Gerard McSorley was withdrawn after he apologised to a couple outside a Co Donegal courthouse yesterday. The actor, who(...)

Graham Herterich winner of the Goodall’s Ireland’s Best Scone competition. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennell Photography

A savoury scone with black pudding and apple made by Graham Herterich, who trades as The Cupcake Bloke, is the winner of the Goodall’s Best Scone 2014(...)

National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin, was among hospitals health committee sought to investigate

The Oireachtas health committee has been told it cannot investigate voluntary (...)

A young woman who operated a text-a-getaway driver service for burglars fell under the spell of other gang members, a court has been told. (...)

A judge yesterday criticised a private bus company for illegally disguising the time drivers were at t(...)