Former New York City investment banker Jason Lee walks with his wife Alicia into Suffolk County Court. Photograph: AP Photo/Frank Eltman

Saliva was found on the shorts of an American banker accused of raping an Irish J-1 student but his underwear showed no traces of semen, according to (...)

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone has been selected to contest the Dublin West constituency for Fine Gael with Minister for Health Leo Varadkar in the general election. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and Senator Catherine Noone have been selected to contest the Dublin West constituency for Fine Gael in the general e(...)

Retired garda Michael Power pictured leaving the Four Courts after he was awarded  damages following a High Court Garda Compensation hearing. Photograph:  Courts Collins

A 58-year-old retired garda, who feared for his life when assaulted and dragged towards a river by an “enormous semi-naked” man, has been awarded €80,(...)

Former New York City investment banker Jason Lee walks with his wife Alicia into Suffolk County Court in Riverhead, New York, on Wednesday. Photograph: Frank Eltman/AP.

A banker accused of raping an Irish student at a beach house in the Hamptons outside New York tried to send away a police woman on the night by tellin(...)

Minister for Local Government Alan Kelly and Minister for State Paudie Coffey at Lord Edward Street, Limerick, where they announced housing targets for each local authority area. Photograph: Press 22

The target of providing more than 20,000 new social housing units by the end of 2017, announced yesterday by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly, (...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly and Minister for State Paudie Coffey pictured at Lord Edward St in Limerick city where they announced housing targets for each local authority area. Photograph: Press 22

Local authorities that achieve their targets set out in a €1.5 billion social housing plan designed to reduce the housing waiting lists by a quarter w(...)

Bray’s Graham Kelly leaves the pitch after being sent off  against Cork City. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Bray Wanderers 0 Cork City 1A first goal for the club from Kieran Djilali’s saw Cork City labour to victory against 10-man Bray Wanderers at the Carli(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

 Mary Lou McDonald said it seemed Labour was about to become Irish Water’s debt collector. Photograph: Eric Luke

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald described Tánaiste Joan Burton as a “wimp’’ after claiming she failed to say if she supported the deduction(...)

Mary Lou McDonald said it seemed Labour was to become Irish Water’s debt collector, “sticking your hand into the pockets of families who are struggling to provide for their children or to pay their mortgage or rent’’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times. 2:02

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald described Tánaiste Joan Burton as a “wimp’’ after claiming she failed to say if she supported the deduction (...)