Carmel Monaghan, of Clanmoyle Road, Donnycarney, Dublin leaving the Four Courts after a Circuit Civil Court hearing. Photograph: Courts Collins

An unemployed Dublin mother, who referred to a train ticket inspector as a “fat bastard” when he enquired about her allegedly defaced free travel pass(...)

Anti-water-charge protesters demonstrating in Dublin on Saturday. There was one arrest during more than 20 protests against water charges aroundthe country. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Just over half of the households expected to pay bills to Irish Water have registered their details with the new utility. The latest figures fr(...)

Minister for Environment Alan Kelly today announced the new and revised water charges package

So, what’s the damage?The Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly has just announced that households made up of two adults or more will have to pay €(...)

Edward McDonagh pleaded guilty to 15 sample charges of property. Photograph: Frank Miller
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A Dublin father of six who used two false names to steal over €44,000 through social welfare fraud has been remanded on bail pending sentence.Edward M(...)

Brian Purcell:  asked to be moved from his post in the Department of Justice to another part of the public service following the findings of an independent review group set up by the Government earlier this year. Photograph: Frank Miller.

Brian Purcell, the former secretary general of the Department of Justice, is to be to be moved by the Government to a new position as head of complia(...)

Brian Purcell:  squeezed from office because of the disastrous handling of the allegations. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The now departed secretary general of the Department of Justice Brian Purcell is one of the most experienced senior civil servants in the State.He ha(...)

A barrister and former IT worker with the Revenue Commissioners has been ordered by the High Court to pay a €250,000 tax assessment which he had claim(...)

Jordan Buckley at Dublin District Court today. Photograph:  Collins.

A Dublin youth, who is accused of brandishing a sword in the front yard of Leinster House, has been remanded on continuing bail while gardaí prepare a(...)

 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(...)