A convicted robber has been jailed after he admitted carrying out an unprovoked late-night assault on two Louth brothers while on bail

A convicted robber has been jailed after he admitted carrying out an unprovoked late-night assault on two Louth brothers while on bail. Dublin man Mic(...)

A Garda and Army convoy escorts Michael McKevitt  from the Special Criminal Court in Dublin, following a court appearance in 2003. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Five TDs have complained about the conditions in which jailed Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt is being held, and have expressed their “deep concern” (...)

Part of a  processing plant at Carrickedmund near the Louth /Armagh border where customs officers uncovered a diesal laundering operation. Photograph: Tom Conachy

A new marker could be a “game changer” in the battle against multi-million pound fuel laundering crime on the island of Ireland, the North’s Minister (...)

Meath’s David Dalton, Donal Keogan and Conor McGill dejected after the westmeath defeat. They play Tyrone next. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

As if it wasn’t bad enough to surrender a 10-point lead and lose to your near-neighbours for the first time ever in Championship football on the Sunda(...)

Fergal Clancy of Leitrim claims the ball ahead of Louth’s Eoghan Lafferty during the All-Ireland Round 1B qualifier in Drogheda. Photograph:  Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

Louth 1-16 Leitrim 0-11 Conor Grimes ruthlessly plundered the goal that ushered Leitrim back across the Shannon empty-handed on Saturday night. The bi(...)

Louth players warm-up before their defeat to Westmeath in the first round of the Leinster championship  at the  Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda. Photograph: Inpho

Another fixture that might have been better balanced had Leitrim been first out of the hat although both counties will be meeting again in next year’s(...)

The herd of rotbunt cows where the suspected case of BSE was located  in Co Louth. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson.

The investigation into the State’s first case of BSE in two years appears to have drawn a blank on how the animal contracted the disease. Apart from c(...)

 Seán Haughey: surprisingly defeated by Deirdre Heney at the Fianna Fáil convention for the Dublin Bay North constituency.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil is likely to add former junior minister Seán Haughey to a general election ticket following his surprise defeat at a constituency selectio(...)

Peter Fitzpatrick had suggested he could run for a different part amid rumours of Fine Gael putting an extra candidate forward in Louth. File photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A Fine Gael TD who said he was not standing for the party in the general election has changed his mind following a meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny. (...)

Laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of BSE in a dairy cow in Co Louth, marking the first new case of the disease in Ireland for nearly two y(...)