Gardai Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan at Dundalk Garda station this afternoon giving a press conference after the death of Garda Tony Golden .Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times 2:50

The father of a woman critically injured in a domestic dispute alerted gardaí to shots which left Garda Tony Golden and a gunman dead, investigating g(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny sees “no reason” to change his  mind on spring election date. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has caused surprise among his Fine Gael colleagues after stating it is his intention to hold an election in spring 2016. After si(...)

File photograph of Michael Dwyer. Photograph: PA Wire

For the family of Michael Dwyer, deciding to allow a documentary film crew follow them on their campaign for justice was a heavily fraught decision. T(...)

Shane Long during training in Warsaw Photograph: Adam Holt/Reuters

The enormity of Shane Long’s most recent international goal may still be dawning on him. He may or may not have heard his mother discussing that bulle(...)

Italian Airforce planes mark Republic Day in Rome. There is a strong case to be made for such a public holiday here. Getty

Ryan Tubridy is not happy with our governors. On his RTÉ Radio 1 show last week, Tubridy criticised the Cabinet’s rejection of a proposal from the Oir(...)

Actor Richard Harris addressing a Limerick University campaign rally  in 1969. Photograph:  Limerick Leader Archive

Richard Harris would delight in the idea that Limerick has become home to an international film festival hosted in his name. Harris, who once laughin(...)

“Pâtés are still popular but we no longer have a whole morning devoted to them.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Take a fresh idea, add a smidgen of imagination, a dash of ingenuity and hey presto, you have the highly successful Kinsale Gourmet Festival. Now in(...)

Dublin man given 240 hours voluntary work in the community as part of the suspended sentence after assault. Photograph: Reuters

A Dublin man who carried out a prolonged violent attack on two people in a row over a seat on a bus has received a three year suspended sentence. Pete(...)

Marian Finucane: Sidesteps any creeping unpleasantness during a discussion on rural crime.

Gangs roaming with impunity, innocent families kidnapped for petty sums, terrified householders arming themselves to protect elderly relatives, a G(...)

‘Red Rock’ matriarchs: Actors Denise McCormack (left) and Cathy Belton  on the set of the TV3 soap, which has received a further €700,000 in BAI funding.

TV3’s soap opera Red Rock has been awarded public funding of €700,000 as part of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s latest round of grants under (...)