Former senator and minister of state Ivor Callely is serving  a prison sentence for fraudulently claiming  a total of €4,207.45 in expenses using six invoices. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Reports that former Fianna Fáil junior minister Ivor Callely was set for early release from his prison sentence for lodging bogus expenses claims have(...)

A security alert was called in Dublin Airport this afternoon following an incident on board an Aer Lingus flight from Milan. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A man is due in court tomorrow morning in connection with an alleged false Ebola threat on board an Aer Lingus flight. Three airline passengers were a(...)

The car left the car park in Longford at high speed before crashing into a ditch while being pursued by gardaí. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

A woman and a man are in separate hospitals in the midlands after a car was allegedly hijacked in Longford town yesterday evening. A third man who was(...)

Protesters against water charges in Dublin earlier this month.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Residents of Cobh, Co Cork are engaged in a stand off with gardaí and Irish water contractors this morning over the installation of water meters. Resi(...)

 Heuston Station. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Services to and from Heuston station have resumed this morning with delays after severe disruption to commuter and inter-city train services. Iarnród(...)

Hospital staff remove the “patient” from the ambulance to the isolation unit at the Mater hospital, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

There may have been eerie scenes around Dublin’s Mater hospital during yesterday’s test of the National Isolation Unit’s ability to cope with a case o(...)

Jolanta Lubiene (27) and her daughter Erika (8). Photograph: MacMonagle, Killarney

A 28-year-old Lithuanian man charged with murdering a mother and her young daughter repeatedly denied killing them in interviews with gardaí after his(...)

Gardai are conducting a forensic investigation of the scene of the crash on the Derry Road in Raphoe this evening.

A man was killed following a road crash in Co Donegal this evening. The victim was on his motorcycle at Oakfield Demesne, Derry Road, Raphoe when he a(...)

Minister of State  for New Communities, Culture and Equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin  said recent anti-Roma protests in Waterford city confirmed the need for new legislation on hate crime. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Government minister responsible for new communities has admitted he would be “terrified” if he was a member of the Roma community living in Irelan(...)

The court was told that the man set up the two false Facebook profiles and sent out random friend requests to teenagers.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

A young man who posed as a teenage girl on Facebook in order to sexually exploit boys will be sentenced in December. The 21-year-old, who was 1(...)