Second World War veteran Henry John Alfred Place (right) from Limerick is bestowed with France’s highest honour, the Legion d’Honneur, by the French ambassador to Ireland Jean-Pierre Thebaul (left) at the ambassador’s residence in Dublin, November 24th, 2015. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A D-Day hero has paid tribute to the Paris terror victims as he was awarded France’s highest honour for helping liberate the country during the second(...)

Forensic crash investigator Garda Ray Sweeney told an inquest  the purpose of a seatbelt is to restrain a person being thrown from their seat in a crash, with the seatbelt absorbing the force of their mass as they are thrown forward.

The dangers of two people using a single seatbelt were highlighted at an inquest on Tuesday into the death of a eight-year-old girl killed in a two-ca(...)

Limerick’s Stephen Lucey has announced his retirement. Photograph: Inpho

Limerick veteran Stephen Lucey has announced his inter-county retirement. The Croom hurler represented the Shannonsiders at both codes, playing 67 Cha(...)

Derek Byrne, survivor, Anthony and Pat Phelan who lost their sister Marie in the Talbot street explosion, and Margaret Urwin of Justice for the Forgotten, with families and survivors of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings, arriving for the U2  show  at the 3 Arena, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Men and women who were injured in the Dublin and Monaghan bombings in 1974 – as well as the families of those who lost their lives in the tragedy – h(...)

All second-level schools are being given education packs this week on tackling homophobic and transphobic bullying as part of a national campaign. Photograph: Getty Images/Hemera

Homophobic bullying remains a major problem in Irish schools despite greater openness to lesbian, gay and transgender issues, campaigners have warned.(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said parents have the right to decide whether or not their children attend religious education classes. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

The board of management at a Limerick secondary school has agreed to allow a first year student opt out of a religious education course. The board of (...)

Paul (34) and Sancha (31) grew up in Clonea Power, Co Waterford and became friends in secondary school. Since 2001 their Christmas Eve tradition ha(...)

Ballygunner’s Pauric Mahony will miss Sunday’s Munster club hurling final against Na Piarsaigh due to a long-term injury lay-off. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho.

For a club that hasn’t won a Munster hurling title in 14 years – and their only one at that – Sunday’s final couldn’t have come at a worse time. No(...)

ESB staff work to repair damaged power lines after a large tree was blown down on Military Road in Ballybrack, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire 0:38

More than 200 homes and businesses remained without power on Thursday morning following Storm Barney which hit Ireland on Tuesday night. About 45,000(...)

High winds in Dun Laoghaire on Tuesday afternoon. 15,000 homes and businesses remain without power on Wednesday morning after Storm Barney lashed the country on Tuesday night. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins 0:38

Fewer than 300 homes and businesses remain without power on Wednesday after Storm Barney lashed the country on Tuesday night. The ESB said it was conf(...)