Production crew and sets on Skellig Island as Star Wars Episode VII directed by JJ Abrams begins filming. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The return of crews filming the new Star Wars film to the Skellig Michael Unesco World Heritage Site off the Co Kerry coast next month will be hugely (...)

A heroin addict who attacked an American student with a machete and factured her skull faces a five year jail term. Brian Veale (30) pleaded guilty to(...)

Installation from Imagine Arts Festival

The organisers of one of the country’s innovative arts festivals have expressed dismay after the Arts Council announced that the festival was to recei(...)

Gareth Hill denied that he was involved in a feud when he applied for bail on the five charges after being brought before Judge Leo Malone at Cork District Court today. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A 33-year-old man has been remanded in custody with consent to bail after he was charged with a series of offences following a petrol bomb atta(...)

A 29-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he was charged with a number of offences relating to an alleged assault on a woman in her 30s in (...)