The attack happened about 2am on Saturday morning when the car was petrol bombed outside the officer’s home in a housing estate in Tower near Blarney.

The Prison Officers Association has strongly condemned the petrol bombing of a prison officer’s car in Co Cork, the second time the officer’s car has (...)

Dr Geoffrey Shannon, special rapporteur on child protection. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, will conduct a risk assessment in the case of a newborn girl found in a plastic bag, should her mother be located (...)

Gardaí preserve the scene on Steelstown Road in Rathcoole, Co Dublin after a baby girl was discovered by a member of the public. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Gardaí have said they are concerned for the wellbeing of a mother following the discovery of a newborn girl wrapped in plastic in west Dublin on Frida(...)

A prisoner from Cloverhill escaped from Bray Circuit Court in Wicklow shortly before 11am on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The search continued on Friday for a prisoner from Cloverhill prison who escaped on Thursday morning. The man, who is in his twenties, escaped from Br(...)

The Mountjoy Prison reception wing. Prison officers have claimed a prisoner who recently stabbed staff in Mountjoy was given €65 and a birthday cake just days after lashing out at the two officers. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Security measures for prison officers dealing with violent inmates are to be heightened to include the wearing of stab-proof vests.Minister for Justic(...)

The Courts of Criminal Justice in Dublin.

A woman who threw her partner’s six-year-old child against a wall and beat him with a mop while she was drunk has received a two and a half year susp(...)

A Latvian woman who threw her partner’s six-year-old child against a wall and beat him with a mop while she was drunk will be sentenced on Friday

A Latvian woman who threw her partner’s six-year-old child against a wall and beat him with a mop while she was drunk will be sentenced on Friday.The (...)

Ms Devlin is on eight different painkillers and medications and attends the emergency department “about twice a month”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 3:38

Caroline Devlin (42) from Clondalkin in Dublin has been on a waiting list for neck surgery at Tallaght hospital for seven years. In February sh(...)

Dolores Sheridan went in to Tallaght Hospital for elective surgery and later died from a severe allergic reaction to an antibiotic, an inquest has heard.

A woman who went into Tallaght Hospital for elective surgery died from a severe allergic reaction to an antibiotic, an inquest has heard.Dolores Sheri(...)

The waiting list for outpatient appointments has been increasing since the beginning of 2014 and by the end of last month it had reached 405,501, according to the National Purchase Treatment Fund. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Numbers of people waiting for an outpatient appointment has exceeded 400,000 for the first time, new figures show.The waiting list for outpatient appo(...)