Queuing in the Garda National Immigration Bureau’s public office at Burgh Quay in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Muslim women wearing headscarves are entitled to privacy when they apply for visas, the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) has said, fo(...)

 Ireland is not part of the Schengen arrangements on travel and visas, but  it and the UK have applied to take part  in  police and criminal judicial co-operation measures. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland’s passport control system is to be updated in the coming years to connect with a European Union database that provides warnings about s(...)

Belturbet and Cavan Fire Brigades and gardaí were on the scene of a fatal fire on Monday in Cavan, and Church Street was closed off for a time. File photograph

Gardaí are investigating a fire at Church Street in Cavan town, in which a woman in her 70s died. The fire was reported by neighbours at 2.(...)

 Amy McAuley (26), of Ledwith Hall, Slane pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to stealing  from Nordzucker Ireland Ltd, Arena House, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

A woman stole €132,000 from a sugar distribution firm to repay €90,000 she had taken from a previous employer to help her family, a court has h(...)

 Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin who has signed an order which will provide for pay increases for about 300,000 staff in the public service. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has signed an order which will provide for pay increases for about 300,000 staff i(...)

Gloria Mulhall: died in fall from a window of her Dublin home. Photograph: GloriaMulhall.com

A music teacher died after she fell about 8m (25’) from the window of her third floor apartment, an inquest heard. Gloria Mulhall (50) who l(...)

A Wexford resident convicted of raping his spouse has been jailed for six years at the Central Criminal Court. The 53-year-old, who cannot (...)

Sintija (25), a mother of one, incurred bruises and cuts to her face when a teenager punched her in the face on Princes Street (above) in Cork city centre shortly after 7.30pm on Sunday. File photograph: Google Street View

A pregnant Latvian woman who was punched in the face by a teenager has said she was left “stunned” by the motiveless attack. Sintija (25), a(...)

  Probation Service director Vivian Guerin, Garda Commissioner Noirin O Sullivan,  Irish Prison Service director Micheal Donlon  and assistant commissioner Supt John Twomey.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A new inter-agency project in Dublin that targets “prolific offenders who are causing havoc” should be ready to begin being rolled out across t(...)

Gardai in Naas have appealed for witnesses to a crash.

Three men have been injured in a road crash in Co Kildare. The single-vehicle accident happened at Kilteel Road, Naas shortly before 11pm on(...)