The judge in a trial for the murder of Audrius Butkus in 2013   has told a jury that  the case is no longer concerned with one of two defendants. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A judge has told a jury in a murder trial that she has decided to continue the case with only one defendant, despite the fact that the trial starte(...)

Air raids, naval shelling and ground fighting shook Yemen on Sunday in some of the most widespread combat since a Saudi-led alliance intervened last month against the  Houthi militia who have seized wide areas of the country. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

The commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards accused Saudi Arabia on Monday of following in Israel’s footsteps in the Islamic world by carrying(...)

A file image of gardaí graduating from the Garda Training College in Templemore. The Garda Representative Association said those leading the force need to be  speak out about how  Government cuts are damaging policing.

Those leading the An Garda Síochána need to be free from political control and to speak their minds about how Government cuts are damaging policing(...)

Military drones: The level of automation in military UAVs is becoming sophisticated, and matches the capabilities of elite military pilots. Photograph: US Navy/Jeffrey S. Viano

Norma Jean Dougherty worked in a factory near Van Nuys airport in Los Angeles which manufactured the first mass-produced radio-controlled aircraft mod(...)

Rank-and-file gardaí want to take a vote of no confidence in the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Full version Rank and file gardai want to take a vote of no confidence in the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission. The call is set to come at the an(...)

Seven units of Dublin Fire Brigade  were called to the scene. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A man in his 50s has died following a fire at a terraced home in Dublin’s Stoneybatter. An elderly woman was also seriously injured and is being trea(...)

The Mothers and Fathers Mattercampaign group have contacted  gardaí about the issue of their ‘No’ vote posters being taken down. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Dublin hotel is promising its customers a 50 per cent discount if they take down posters for the forthcoming marriage equality referendum advocat(...)

When the horse-meat scandal emerged in 2013 beef cost about €4 a kilo while horse meat was around 90 cents

Gardaí and the Department of Agriculture were involved in an European crackdown on the illegal horse-meat trade on Friday and said their investigation(...)

File photograph: A motor racing driver was killed on Saturday when his car went out of control during an event in Co Clare.

A motor racing driver was killed on Saturday when his car went out of control during an event in Co Clare.Simon McKinley (34), from Naul on the Meath/(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin has described the protestors who confronted former Taoiseach Brian Cowen as he got into his car as “fascists”. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin has described the protestors who confronted former Taoiseach Brian Cowen as he got into his car as “fascists” and sa(...)