Jimmy Guerin, Brother of Veronica Guerin   said: “Jurors should not be exposed to anything that is going to cause them to live in terror or in fear.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams yesterday appeared to downplay his party’s position on the abolition of the Special Criminal Court. The party’s man(...)

 In Dublin, where demand for housing is strongest, new housing represented 16.9 per cent of all buildings under construction in the State. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

Turnover of Irish residential property is barely 50 per cent of what is considered “normal” in a healthy housing market. According to GeoDirectory, (...)

Minister of State  Kathleen Lynch. The proposed commission of inquiry is designed to deflect criticism before an election. Photograph: Joe Boland

Back in 2013, I quoted John Byrne, a lecturer in social care practice in Waterford Institute of Technology. He said the most common misconception abo(...)

Elizabeth Kearns and Conor Delaney Elizabeth, a fashion designer from Dundalk, Co Louth, met actor Conor, from Sutton, Co Dublin, on a rainy night ou(...)

9 Wasdale Park, Terenure, Dublin 6

Address: 9 Wasdale Park, Terenure, Dublin 6 Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Terenure There’s a 51ft garden behind this four-bedroom semi-D off Bushy Par(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and  Taoiseach  Enda Kenny: €12 billion available over the lifetime of the next government, according to Noonan.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Campaigning in the general election will begin today when Fine Gael launches its “long-term economic plan”. This will include the party’s proposed “r(...)

Amy Sheridan (11), who was born without a fibula, at home in Dunleer, Co Louth with her mother Caitríona, father Shay and sisters Sally (7), Lucy (9) and Kelly (4).  Photograph: Alan Betson

‘Even though Amy was blue and the umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck three times, when she was born the first thing I asked was, ‘has the baby(...)

David Power’s Wexford team started off their Division Four campaign with a win on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Wexford 0-14 Leitrim 1-10 David Power’s Wexford team showed patience and perseverance to eventually edge their way to a one point victory over a batt(...)

UCD is not alone in offering “literacy clinics” for struggling students. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fiona Ó Murchú, a secondary teacher in Co Louth, regularly ploughs through students’ essays. The results are not pretty. There are the forest-style(...)

Three-judge Court of Criminal Appeal  found there was a risk of injustice in the manner in which the central question of provocation was explained to the jury by the trial judge in the original trial. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A man has pleaded guilty to killing a man he suspected of having an affair with his wife. Shahzad Hussain (35), Woodland Avenue, Mosney, Co Meath, wa(...)