incent O’Driscoll at Cork Circuit Criminal Court today. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

A 49-year-old haulier who failed to rectify 70 defects in his truck has been jailed for three years for driving over a cyclist who has been left paral(...)

The estimated saving of €40,000 through closing Dún Laoghaire courthouse, which operates five days a week, was “not great enough to merit closing” it, said solicitor Kathy Irwin, who chaired last night’s meeting. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dún Laoghaire residents and business owners met last night to debate action that may be taken to save the local courthouse from closure, and to discu(...)

The CHQ building: rumoured to have assembled a strong bid

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the best diaspora museum of them all? This month saw the Fáilte Ireland applications deadline for a partner to bu(...)

Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin in the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock, Co Dublin, its first outlet in the Republic. Photograph: Alan Betson

JD Wetherspoon, the British pub group that plans to open 30 outlets in the Republic, will operate its Irish bars “for the long- term” without any Dia(...)

New houses: Stocking Wood in Rathfarnham, which was one of the top selling locations in Dublin

A new report on the property market in Dublin has found that Finglas, Swords and Rathfarnham recorded the highest volume of sales so far this year.(...)

Fog  at Sandymount Strand. Photograph: Alan Betson 1:45

The Coast Guard has rescued three teenage girls from a beach in Dublin after they became disorientated by heavy sea fog and surrounded by the incomi(...)

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council announced bathing was safe again at both Killiney (above) and White Rock beaches following updated samples results today. Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

Swimming bans at two Dublin beaches due to poor water quality were lifted today, although concerns surrounding Sandymount remained after heavy rain ca(...)

  Seafra Guilfoyle  will be going for gold at the ISAF Youth Worlds in Tavira, Portugal today.

Cork’s Seafra Guilfoyle lost his week-long lead late yesterday evening but can still deliver Ireland’s first ever gold at the ISAF Youth Worlds today (...)

Top Irish sailor James McCann of the Royal Cork Yacht Club racing in the eighth gold fleet race on the fourth day of the Optimist European Championships 2014 on Dublin Bay yesterday.

A twelfth and 31st scored in the first two races of the boy’s gold fleet finals yesterday dropped Royal Cork’s James McCann one place to 14th overall (...)

Belgium’s Ingeborg Bultynck sets her sails for the first blustery races of the 254-boat Optimist class European Championships off Dun Laoghaire yesterday. Photograph: David O’Brien

Strong winds swept the Irish team into the top 10 of the European Optimist Championships on Dublin Bay yesterday as the first races in a massive 254-(...)