David Garvey (33) has been in Beaumont Hospital for 15 months after a brain injury left him paralysed and only able to communicate using his eyes.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The family of a man with ‘locked in’ syndrome has spoken of their joy at the HSE changing its mind and deciding to fund 24-hour care for him at(...)

Last stand: re-enacting the Battle of Clontarf. Photograph: Frank Miller

In the spring of 1014 Brian Boru mustered his forces and marched on Dublin to suppress a rebellion by King Sitric Silkenbeard and Sitric’s uncl(...)

Meath manager Mick O’Dowd:  “We have taken seven points from our last four games and that includes a good draw up in Donegal, so we’re looking forward to the championship now with a bit of confidence.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Meath 2-10 Louth 1-12 Mick O’Dowd is happy that his Meat(...)

Fr Gerry Campbell , with the Catholic primate Cardinal Seán Brady and Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin

A Catholic priest from the Armagh archdiocese has begun an 85 mile run from the Bann to the Boyne to raise awareness of and funds for Trócaire’s Le(...)

Gardaí said cannabis herb, cannabis plants, cocaine and heroin with an estimated street value in excess of €1 million were seized in the intelligence-led operation. File photograph: Michel Porro/Getty Images

Three men are in custody following the seizure of substantial quantity of drugs in Co Louth. Gardaí targeting the sale and supply of con(...)

The Inspector of Prisons has been asked to carry out an urgent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the recording of telephone conversations between prisoners and their solicitors.

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has asked the Inspector of Prisons to carry out an urgent investigation into the circumstances surrounding th(...)

Undated photo of Jean McConville with three of her children. Detectives investigating the IRA murder of the Belfast mother-of-10 more than 40 years ago have arrested and released a 56-year-old man today. Photograph: PA Photo

A 56-year-old man detained by detectives investigating the IRA murder of Belfast mother-of-10 Jean McConville more than 40 years ago has been r(...)

The National Archives: The list of casualties stretches to 10 pages.

New details of horrific gas attacks on the western front which killed more than 500 Irish-born soldiers during Easter Week 1916 have (...)

Colm McFadden: seven points, two from play

Donegal 1-19Louth 3-7 Donegal mixed the good and the bad as they remained at the top of their division with victory over Lou(...)

It was not stipulated for how long recordings would be automatically archived. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Garda put out to open tender in 2008 a contract to install the technology under w(...)

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