Gardaí have arrested a Limerick businessman whom they suspect was involved in a spate of armed raids on filling stations in Co Clare, Co Limerick, Tip(...)

File photograph of Michael Dwyer. Photograph: PA Wire

For the family of Michael Dwyer, deciding to allow a documentary film crew follow them on their campaign for justice was a heavily fraught decision. T(...)

Fans celebrate as Conor Murray scores Ireland’s second try. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

One of the more eccentric Irish flags in Cardiff bore the message “There’s a crane gone up in Carlow – the boom is back.” We’ll return to that in a mo(...)

Jim Carrey carries the coffin of ex-girlfriend Cathriona White to Our Lady of Fatima Church, in her home village of Cappawhite, Co Tipperary on Saturday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Jim Carrey helped carry the coffin of his former girlfriend Cathriona White on Saturday afternoon as she was taken from the church of her home town in(...)

Some of the large crowd that attended the Save Our Community Meeting in the Anner Hotel Thurles  photo john d kelly

Up to 1,500 people gathered at a meeting in Thurles on Thursday night to call for urgent reforms of bail laws to help tackle a growing “epidemic” o(...)

 Thomas Flynn, Moatview Avenue, Coolock was jailed for 12 years with three suspended at Clonmel Circuit court as he was one of seven men who broke into the home of Mark and Emma Corcoran at Burnchurch, near Killenaul in November 2013. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

The harrowing testimony of the Corcoran family about their ordeal at the hands of a gang of seven Dublin criminals has given fresh impetus to the long(...)

 Jack O’Connor: masterminded three All-Ireland title wins during two stints at the helm of Kerry. Photograph: Inpho

Former Kerry player Ger O’Keeffe suspects Jack O’Connor will return for a third spell as the Kingdom’s senior football team manager. O’Connor, who mas(...)

Garda Colm Cullen (centre) taking part in a campaign on behalf of the Irish Osteoporosis Society in 2006. He died on Thursday. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The funeral will take place on Monday of Garda Colm Cullen who continued to serve in the force after he was paralysed in a road traffic collision. Mr (...)

A white swallow at Tacumshin from a photograph by Eric Dempsey. Illustration: Michael Viney

If I were going there this weekend – and I’m sorry I’m not, it’s too far – we would end up taking the road from Wexford to Kilmore Quay and then, a(...)

Clockwise from top left: Patrick Joyce of Beaumont Hall, Beaumont Woods was given 14 years, with four suspended; Michael McDonagh of Tara Lawns, Belcamp Lane, Coolock was  sentenced to 12 years, with seven suspended; Dean Byrne of Cabra Park was given 20 years, with four suspended; Thomas Flynn of Moatview Avenue, Coolock got 12 years, with three suspended; Patrick Gately of Primrose Grove, Darndale got 20 years, with four suspended; John Joyce of Lentisk Lawn, Donaghmede was sentenced to 15 years, with four suspended; and Donal O’Hara of Glin Park, Coolock was given 12 years, with seven suspended.

Prison terms ranging from 12 years to 20 years have been imposed on seven men who admitted carrying out an aggravated burglary during the night at the(...)