Julia Holmes  and Thomas Ruttle on  December 10th at a Christmas fair in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Gardaí have confirmed the body of a man found at a farmhouse in Co Limerick earlier this week is that of Thomas Ruttle. The badly decomposed body of t(...)

Turnout on the coast was low and slow up until tea time, with some estimates as low as 20 per cent, but a late flurry of activity  pushed it over 50 per cent in several stations. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Same sex marriage referendum votes have been cast on 12 offshore islands extending from Donegal to Galway on the Atlantic coast.Some 2,100 registered (...)

A serial burglar who previously targeted a Circuit Court judge’s house has been jailed for three years. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A serial burglar who previously targeted a Circuit Court judge’s house has been jailed for three years.Vincent McNally (32) was due to be sentenced by(...)

The post-mortem   carried out  by pathologist Dr Muna Sabah identified that there were therapeutic levels of anti-depressant, sedative and painkiller medications in Fr Declan Doyle body at the time of death. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Catholic priest who was found hanging had given no indication he intended to take his own life, an inquest has heard. Fr Declan Doyle (61) was found(...)

A Garda roadblock near where the body of Michael Devoy was found at Bohernabreena Road, Tallaght, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A man arrested in Dublin as part of the investigation into the murder of Michael Devoy, who was shot dead in Dublin in January 2014, has been released(...)

Julia Holmes (63) and Thomas Ruttle (56). Suicide notes were found in their home. Photograph: Macmonagle

“If you find us don’t revive us” was one of the final messages in a series of hand written notes discovered in the home of a woman and her partner (...)

Former minister Alan Shatter, who lost his High Court challenge aimed at quashing parts of the Guerin report. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Alan Shatter’s claims about the Guerin report have taken a comprehensive bashing by the High Court. In his excoriating 71-page judgment, Mr Justice Se(...)

Alan Shatter: “The High Court decision was delivered today and I wish to read the judgment and reflect upon it.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has said he will “reflect” on a High Court ruling which dismissed his challenge of the Guerin report. The Co(...)

The frontage of a premises in Grangegorman in Dublin which has been the site of a squat  for the last two years. The residents of the squat have said they will challenge a court order directing  their arrest. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Squatters at properties in Grangegorman in north Dublin are awaiting receipt of Tuesday’s High Court order directing their arrest before bringing a ca(...)

Prince Charles and  the Duchess of Cornwall at Mullaghmore, Co Sligo. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 1:38

Prince Charles has paid an emotional visit to the picturesque Irish harbour village where the IRA murdered Lord Mountbatten, his beloved great uncl(...)