Michael Crinnion, of Blackwater Grove, Togher, Cork, was arrested on Wednesday  and taken to Gurranabraher Garda station in Cork.  He was charged with three counts of possessing diamorphine for sale and supply under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

A man in his 20s who has been charged with selling diamorphine (heroin) to undercover gardaí was denied bail on Wednesday amid claims from investigati(...)

Cork City Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane said that a study carried out by her office found that there were no heroin-related deaths in Cork prior to 2004. Photograph: Thinkstock

  The vast majority of the 87 heroin-related deaths in Cork over the past decade were caused by users taking the opiate with other drugs s(...)

Paul O’Connell battling for possession during his final outing for Munster in the PRO12 final defeat to Glasgow at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With Paul O’Connell riding off into Cote d’Azur sunset a year on from Ronan O’Gara retiring to Paris, things may never quite seem the same again, but (...)

Three Xbox platforms were affected by the service problem: Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Xbox on other devices, Microsoft’s status website said.

Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Networks experienced user connection problems on Christmas Day, for which a hacker group claimed responsi(...)

Seán McCarthy, who took the case, with his Colombian-born wife Helena Patricia McCarthy Rodriguez and daughters Natasha and Khloe. Photograph: PA

The UK cannot require non-EU citizens married to an EU citizen and living legally in another EU state to get a visa before they can travel to the UK, (...)

 Darren Sweetnam will make his Munster senior debut.  James Crombie/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley has named a team with an extended list of replacements for his first game in charge of the province, the pre-season friend(...)

As Leinster applied the finishing touches to their playing roster for next season without disclosing how long each player has signed for, Johnny Sexto(...)

 Gordon D’Arcy is one of a number of senior players who have signed new contracts with Leinster. Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leinster have confirmed that 21 players have signed new contracts to continue playing with the province next season and beyond and that Dudley born, (...)

Ireland head coach Mike Ruddock. Photograph: Gwna‘l Mah/InphoŽ

Ireland coach Mike Ruddock has made a number of changes to the side that lost narrowly 31-26 to New Zealand for tomorrow night’s IRB Under-20 World Ch(...)

Tom Daly (centre) after the win over Fiji. Photograph: Jean Claude Le Boulicaut/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 goal-kicker Tom Daly is a major doubt for their crunch clash with New Zealand, in a game which will decide who goes through to the se(...)