Normally an extensive monitoring system catches  toxins before contaminated shellfish enter the supply chain, but on this occasion the fresh mussels made it to multiple retailers. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Thousands of portions of fresh mussels selling in multiple retailers across the State have been found to contain more than three times the legally per(...)

Actress Maureen O’Hara: her former PA got an apology from O’Hara’s nephew. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Actress Maureen O’Hara’s former personal assistant was today given a High Court apology and damages over a number of statements made by the 94-year-ol(...)

A statement from ESB Networks said the main areas affected by power outages due to lightning were Cork, Clonakilty, Dunmanway, Bandon, Gorey, Enniscorthy, and Thomastown. File photograph: EPA

About 4,500 homes in the south of the country are still without electricity after lightning strikes yesterday. ESB Networks said it sent crews (...)

Ballinacourty, Dungarvan, Co Waterford €750,000 Denise Radley Auctioneers

Ballinacourty, Dungarvan, Co Waterford €750,000 Denise Radley Auctioneers With an outdoor swimming pool and panoramic sea views, you have the c(...)

The Government’s latest response to concerns about the sustainability of the State’s post office network was little more than a recipe for doing nothing, an Oireachtas Committee has heard. 
 Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government’s latest response to concerns about the sustainability of the State’s post office network was little more than a recipe for doi(...)

Assistant State Pathologist, Dr Margaret Bolster said that both Mr McCarthy, who was found to have a blood alcohol concentration of 204mgs per 100ml, and Clarissa had died from acute cardio respiratory failure due to drowning. File photograph: Collins

A 50-year-old farmer chose to end his own life and drowned his 3-year-old daughter in the sea near their family farm outside Ballydehob in West(...)

Independent TD Peadar Tóibín stressed the campaign would be open those from all political traditions and none. File Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A national ‘day of action’, with demonstrations in towns across the State, will take place in early April, as part of a new national campaign against (...)

Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A 36-year-old woman has been killed in a single-vehicle crash near Bantry, Co Cork.Gardaí said they believe the incident happened between 10pm last n(...)

The case of Damien Jermyn was investigated by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A former garda who engaged in sex acts with a 16-year-old boy in HSE care was yesterday sentenced to two years in jail with the final year suspended.D(...)

Billy Isaac and Siobhan Ginty from Durrus, West Cork appeared at Bantry District Court. Photograph: Niall Duffy

A former heavyweight professional boxer has been sentenced for five months after a judge heard how he urged his girlfriend to attack a waitress whom h(...)