A  Northern security service intelligence report suggested well-known republican Patrick "Mooch" Blair, seen here leaving the Smithwick Tribunal in November 2011,  had claimed there was a Garda spy involved in the murders of  RUC officers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish  Times

One of the State's most senior Garda officers has responded to Northern security service intelligence which points to allegations of Garda/ IRA(...)

Former president of the Irish Hospital Consultants’ Association Dr Colm Quigley told a Medical Council fitness to practise inquiry he accepted a now-deceased patient “did not have his tests done in a timely fashion”. Photograph: Eric Luke

A former president of the Irish Hospital Consultants’ Association has said “a mistake occurred” in the handling of a patient in Co Wexford in 2(...)

Flooding in the main street of Blackpool, Cork last night. Photograph: Stephen Spillane via Twitter

Business owners and homeowners in the Cork suburb of Blackpool are this morning counting the cost of a second major flash flood in less than a (...)