Fr Niall Molloy who died at Clara Co Offaly in July 1985

The “precise truth” of the circumstances surrounding the death of Fr Niall Molloy in Co Offaly in 1985 cannot be ascertained, a new report has conclud(...)

Gardaí at the scene of a fire which destroyed six houses in the Millfield Manor Estate, Newbridge, Co Kildare. A man has been arrested. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins, Dublin 1:21

Gardaí are continuing to question a man (39) in connection with a fire that gutted six houses in Newbridge, Co Kildare, on Tuesday. The fire broke out(...)

Dublin Coroner’s Court heard the car that fatally struck Caroline Watkins in May 2014  was travelling over the speed limit, no brakes were applied and it continued on without slowing down following the impact. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A woman struck in a hit-and-run incident was flung 9ft into the air as her shocked partner looked on helplessly, an inquest heard.Caroline Watkins (40(...)

Minister of State for Communications Joe McHugh said: “Nobody was more disappointed than I was when I saw the letter”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister of State for Communications Joe McHugh said he was “surprised’’ to learn a letter had been sent to pensioners encouraging them to have their (...)

Judge Tony Hunt in the High Court said Cloverhill Prison (above) should take steps to cater for David  Warwick’s medical needs. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

A wheelchair-bound man who was due to present himself at a Dublin Garda station to be extradited to the UK was not feeling well and went back to bed, (...)

Minister of State for New Communities Aodhán Ó Riordáin said the working group report on the asylum-seeker system would be published within weeks after Easter. Photograph: The Irish Times

An independent report on making improvements to supports for asylum seekers, including the direct provision system, will be published “within weeks”. (...)

The Blasket Bar, Castle Street, Tralee, applied for exemption for between 12 midnight and 2am on Saturday, April 4th next, a date described in court as “the night of Good Friday”, a day when all pubs are closed. Garda Insp Donal Ashe said “technically” there were no grounds for objecting, but  gardaí were objecting because this was the night of Good Friday. File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

An application by a well known Tralee pub for a late night exemption on the night of Good Friday was refused by a District Court judge on Wednesday on(...)

The casket housed O’Donovan Rossa’s remains on an Atlantic crossing from New York to Ireland.

A steel casket used to transport the remains of the famous Fenian leader Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa is be restored and placed on display in west Cork. H(...)

April fool’s day has rolled around for another year, bringing with it the usual super-funny-ha-didn’t-mean-it announcements from brands 1:21

April fool’s day has rolled around again, bringing with it the usual super-funny-ha-didn’t-mean-it “pranks”. Here are some of the fools of April 2015:(...)

Europol contacted the  the Garda Paedophile Investigations Unit in December 2014 to raise concerns.

A six-year-old boy from Co Tipperary has been taken into the care of the Child and Family Agency following a Europol investigation into child pornogra(...)