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(...)

Oliver Scharbrodt: “Muslim immigration to Ireland since the 1950s has been a completely different story. The majority of Muslim immigrants came as students from privileged backgrounds”.

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The seats have been put out – 300 of them, with a glossy brochure on each one. There’s, like, music in the room – we’re talking, like, Vivaldi? – and (...)

A recent study in Nature maps very fine regional variations in genetic make-up in the UK by applying more powerful statistical methods to whole-gen(...)

Dick Advocaat failed at first to appreciate intensity of Old Firm derby. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Dick Advocaat has managed various teams at assorted points across the globe but one of the game’s foremost “world travellers” is not about to underest(...)

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(...)

Celtic’s Virgil Van Dijk says he is not in a rush to leave Celtic. Photo: Jeff Holmes/PA

Virgil van Dijk believes he is continuing to make progress at Celtic. Speculation about the Dutchman’s future has been persistent since the early days(...)

The burial of Irish US marine Liam Flynn at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia yesterday. Flynn, from Clane, Co Kildare, was aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed last month in Navarre, Florida. Photograph: Marty Katz/washingtonphotographer.com 1:30

Irish-American Liam Flynn, the US special forces marine killed in a helicopter crash off Florida last month, was laid to rest at an emotional ceremony(...)

 John Barnes: The former Liverpool star’s last managerial job was at Tranmere in 2009.

John Barnes claims he is struggling to get a job in management because he is black.The former Liverpool star’s last managerial job was at Tranmere in (...)

The editor of the ‘Irish Examiner’, Tim Vaughan, told the banking inquiry information on the economic conditions that would lead to Ireland’s crash was simply not available to the media.

The editor of the Irish Examiner, Tim Vaughan, has said information on the economic conditions that would lead to Ireland’s crash was simply not avai(...)