The family courts moved into the Chambers building in August, but it has only been fully operational since the beginning of October. Image: Google Streetview

A survey of family lawyers in Cork has found temporary courts accommodation, provided during redevelopment, is “extremely unacceptable”. The majority (...)

 The woman said her husband took drugs “every now and then” and when he did, he  became aggressive. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland.

A woman who described her husband as “the best in the world” when drug-free has been granted a barring order at Cork District Family Court. She tol(...)

Protesters against divorce at a rally outside the Dáil where they prayed against its introduction in  1995. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Twenty years ago on Tuesday, the people of Ireland voted, by a small margin, to allow divorce, following a campaign that had been marked by sharp divi(...)

 More than 470,000 people in Ireland – one in 10 adults and one in five children – suffer from the chronic respiratory condition, the fourth-highest rate in the world.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Asthma Society of Ireland has called for more air quality monitoring as part of its 2015 Clean Air Campaign. It says Ireland is falling behind Eur(...)

The sea wall  under construction opposite Bull Island nature sanctuary on the Clontarf Road, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Dublin City Council has said it will seek independent expert opinion on plans to build a flood defence wall at Clontarf, north Dublin, in light of pub(...)

Brian Friel:  Lights ceremony to take place at Samuel J Friedman Theatre. Picture: Matt Kavanagh.

Broadway theatres will dim their lights and a memorial service will be held next month to honour the late Brian Friel. The Irish Repertory Theatre wi(...)

Several hundred women who donated blood to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service in the last 18 months may have been anaemic when their donations were t(...)

People look at the facade of the Bataclan theatre after police reopened traffic on the Boulevard Voltaire in Paris, France. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

An Irish man injured in the Paris terrorist attack on Friday night is today in a stable condition in hospital after undergoing surgery for a gun shot (...)

 Paul Murphy paid the tax last May in order to sell his apartment in Ballinteer. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The “reality is the boycott on property tax has finished,” Anti-Austerity Alliance TD, Paul Murphy has said, after having to pay the tax on an apartme(...)

The scene in the concert Hall at City Hall during the performance of Red Sun during the  Cork’s period as  City of Culture in 2005. Galway, Limerick and the Waterford Three Sisters bids have been “shortlisted” to proceed to the next stage of selection for European Capital of Culture 2020.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Galway, Limerick and the Waterford Three Sisters bids have been “shortlisted” to proceed to the next stage of selection for European Capital of Cultur(...)