View from Thomond Bridge in Limerick city. Bryan Whelan (29), from Bridgetown, Co Clare, died after he became trapped in the River Shannon when  a cage platform he was working on while repairing Thomond Bridge collapsed after a cable being held by a crane snapped. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The funeral Mass of one of the men who died while trapped in a cage in the River Shannon last Saturday has heard he died while trying to keep others s(...)

Michael Warren was rushed by ambulance to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar where he was being treated for his injuries. He passed away in hospital early on Tuesday. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

There was a sombre mood at a midlands school on Wednesday as Leaving Cert students arrived to collect their results. Michael Warren (18), who in June (...)

Gardaí at Longford Garda station are investigating a serious single vehicle road traffic collision in Longford

Gardaí at Longford Garda station are investigating a serious single vehicle road traffic collision which occurred at Ferefad, Longford on Sunday. The (...)

At the High Court, Mr Justice Kevin Cross  approved the latest payment to Adam Aylward. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland.

A young boy with a form of cerebral palsy, who previously received a €2.2 million payment under a settlement of his High Court action over negligence (...)

Tadhg Butler, with an address at Seafield in Tramore, Co Waterford was charged with murdering Michael O’Dwyer (25)  on January 10th, 2014. Butler, also known as Thomas O’Grady and originally from Kilkenny, pleaded not guilty to murder, but after deliberating for 2hrs 26mins a jury of four men and eight women brought in a unanimous verdict of guilty. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A 34-year-old Kilkenny man has been handed down a life sentence after being found guilty of murdering a 25-year-old man with a single stab wound to th(...)

Witnesses to a fatal road  incident near Kilcormac, Co Offaly, or anyone with any information on the collision, is asked to contact Birr Garda station on 057-9169710, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111, or any Garda station.

A woman was killed near Kilcormac, Co Offaly, in a road collision early on Friday.The woman in her 60s was driving a car which collided with a transpo(...)

 Jonathan (Jonny) Byrne of  Tomard, Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow  lost his life on February 1st, 2014 at Milford Bridge

A 19-year-old County Carlow man consumed a cocktail of three brands of spirits in a pint glass as part of a Neknominate social media challenge, before(...)

Independent TD Mick Wallace said 39 patients had to be taxied from Wexford to Waterford Regional Hospital three times a week. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A legal dispute that has delayed the provision of a dialysis centre in Wexford is costing the HSE some €460,000 annually in taxi fares for patients, t(...)

Fr Alphonsus Cullinan has been appointed the new Bishop of Waterford and Lismore by Pope Francis. Photograph: John Mc Elroy.

A 55 year old Clareman and late vocation to the priesthood has been appointed the new Catholic Bishop of Waterford & Lismore. Fr Alphonsus Cullina(...)

Leo Varadkar: says he has no interest in making things look either better or worse than they are. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has acknowledged that thousands of patients are languishing on unpublished waiting lists for scans and other tests bu(...)