The Midlands Prison in Portlaoise: one of Ireland’s most modern prisons, it  houses a number of killers who, while not convicted of any sex offences, had a sexual dimension to their crimes.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

After being given a life sentence at the Criminal Courts of Justice, Graham Dwyer was taken by van to Mountjoy Prison in Dublin’s north inner city. A(...)

 Irish Naval Service vessel the  LE Niamh  with detained  yacht the Makayabella on September 24th, 2014, off West Cork. File photograph: Defence Forces Ireland/PA Wire

Three more people have been charged by the British authorities in connection with a plot last year to smuggle €80 million worth of cocaine into the UK(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Brussels yesterday: ‘If the [European] Commission comes forward with a new set of proposals we will engage with that constructively.’ Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP Photo

Ireland remains opposed to the idea of a common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB), Taoiseach Enda Kenny said yesterday, though it is prepared t(...)

The Coast Guard suspended its search-and-rescue operation in the waters off the Florida Panhandle on Thursday, an acknowledgment that the marines and army soldiers were unlikely to be found alive. Photograph: Staff Sgt. Denis Ricou/US Army Air National Guard handout/AFP

An Irish-born US marine has died following a helicopter crash off the coast of Florida earlier this week. Liam Flynn, originally from Clane, Co Kildar(...)

Seven marines and four soldiers are presumed dead after a US Army helicopter crashed during a night training exercise. Photograph: Michael Spooneybarger/Reuters

Seven marines and four soldiers are presumed dead after an army helicopter that was carrying them went down in foggy conditions during a training exer(...)

Rabhach's Glen, Beara Peninsula Map: OSI Discovery Series, sheet 84. Start & finish: The end of a third(...)

Former US marine Eddie Ray Routh has been convicted of murdering former US Navy Seal Chris Kyle, who was credited with the most kills of any US sniper, and Kyle’s friend Chad Littlefield in 2013. Photograph: LM Otero/Pool/Reuters 0:48

Eddie Ray Routh, the mentally disturbed US army veteran who killed Chris Kyle, the former marksman who inspired the movie American Sniper, has been s(...)

Luck of the draw: last week’s Lotto was postponed after a glitch

After racking up losses of €43 million, Greek gaming giant Intralot last year pulled the plugged on a pretty disastrous foray into running part of the(...)

Solar City will provide and install all the equipment required with no up-front cost to get a household or business up and running for solar energy. How? The consumer then pays Solar City for the power that they generate

Everyone seems to supports solar power. It’s like the kid in a race that everyone wants to win because they’ve so much spirit. Still they always end u(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said price volatility will be the main challenge for farmers going forward.

“In April, the shackles will come off.” This was how Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney described the imminent ending of EU milk quotas.Speaking a(...)