Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness  and Minister for Education John O’Dowd. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

A Sinn Féin Minister in Northern Ireland has raised concerns about the relationship between the British security service MI5 and dissident republica(...)

Complaints to the Road Safety Authority included many about speed limit signs and speeding on rural roads. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Road Safety Authority has received dozens of emails from people expressing fears about “death trap” roads and speeding in rural areas, as well (...)

Gardaí in Limerick are investigating an incident in which  an 89-year-old woman was mugged by a man as she returned home on Sunday night. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

An 89-year-old woman has suffered a broken pelvis after an attack outside her home in Limerick city, the second time a pensioner was assaulted in t(...)

Gardaí have upgraded the investigation into Matt Kivlehan’s death to a murder inquiry after confirming the 59-year-old was stabbed to death. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Neighbours and community leaders in Sligo have led an outpouring of sympathy following the murder of musician Matt Kivlehan, who was described as a(...)

A pensioner found dead in his sitting room had sustained 90 per cent burns to his body, an inquest heard. Christopher (Willie) Horrigan (72) of Griffi(...)

An elderly woman is in a serious condition in hospital after she was assaulted and robbed outside her home in Limerick.

An elderly woman is in a serious condition in hospital after she was assaulted and robbed outside her home in Limerick. The woman (89) was returning (...)

File photograph of Martin “Matt” Kivlehan, who has been  found dead in Sligo.

Gardaí have begun a murder investigation after a postmortem confirmed a man died in Sligo town on Monday as a result of stab wounds. The body of musi(...)

Victims of human trafficking should be compensated from a special fund, the Immigrant Council of Ireland has said. Photograph: Thinkstock

Victims of human trafficking should have access to a special compensation fund or be directly compensated from funds held by the Criminal Assets Burea(...)

A lack of stringent control

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda is once again in the news. This time it doesn’t arise from overcrowded emergency services or the use of inapp(...)

Gardaí believe  a caravan fire in east Cork  may have started when the occupants were frying sausages. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí investigating a caravan fire in east Cork that has left one man in a critical condition in hospital believe the fire may have started when the (...)