Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter with Brian Purcell. Photograph: Frank Miller

Though his name was not widely known beyond political, media and security circles until being thrust into the middle of the Garda eavesdropping(...)

A Lahinch Surf Experience van is submerged in several feet of water at the promenade in Lahinch, Co Clare. Photograph: Press 22

For 39-year-old surfing instructor Dexter McCullough, the new year should have marked the exciting start to a new business venture. Then nature interv(...)

Áras an Uachtarain issues a letter and special commemorative coin from the President to every Irish person aged 101 and older

The oldest person to receive a letter and medal from President Michael D Higgins last year was aged 111 and living in the US, according to Áras an Uac(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore in the Johnstown House Hotel, Enfield, Co Meath for the annual Labour think-in which took place yesterday and today Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES .

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said he expects a Cabinet reshuffle to take place during the lifetime of the Coalition but that the move is not “immediatel(...)

Three men
,
 who were all members of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart at the time of the alleged abuse
,
 were charged yesterday following a two-year investigation by gardaí
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 into allegations of abuse at Colá
a
iste Chr
i
oí Naofa in Carrignavar,
 in
 Co Cork, when it operated as a boarding school. Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

A mother who claimed she was forced to steal food and clothes for her five children has left court without a conviction.Guna Levcenkova (30), who is o(...)

Unemployed immigrants in Ireland are less likely to be getting social welfare assistance than unemployed natives, an international conference on migration has heard.

Unemployed immigrants in Ireland are less likely to be getting social welfare assistance than unemployed natives, an international conference on migra(...)

Youth emigration has been on the rise since 2008, with CSO migration estimates released last April showing that, between 2008 and 2012 the numbers from the 15-24 age group who are estimated to have emigrated have doubled from 17,800 to 35,800.

The number of under-25s on the live register has fallen dramatically in a number of social welfare offices in the past year with some witnessing a (...)

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