“A lot of the things we associate with heroin addiction such as terrible abscesses and wounds never happen when you have legal heroin, because they are not the result of heroin itself - they’re the result of contaminants put into the drugs by drug dealers,” author Johann Hari said. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A scheme of heroin injection centres in Ireland similar to ones he visited in Switzerland could save the country a fortune, an author has said. Johann(...)

A letter was sent to then minister for local government Phil Hogan from Carlow County Council seeking extra funds. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Carlow County Council received an additional €1 million last year after its members vowed to take up their budget grievances with local TD and then m(...)

The web site of the International Education Academy in Dublin

Students at the International Education Academy in Dublin could be left €200,000 out of pocket following reports that the institute’s owner has left t(...)

Changing demographics: A majority feel our immigration policies should be made more restrictive (53 per cent), but these numbers have also fallen. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Attitudes towards immigration have hardened since the economic crash, a new survey indicates.The findings are based on a poll of 1,000 people carried (...)

Roscommon’s Neil Collins and Donal O’Hare of Down with Cork’s Colm O’Driscoll and James McCarthy of Dublin, who face eachother in this weekend’s Allianz Football League finals. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival It ain’t all about tasty crustaceans- the idyllic seaside town of Howth transforms into a veritable wonderland of mer(...)

‘If you are a citizen of the United Kingdom, the nationality is British and if you are a citizen of the Northern Ireland, the nationality is Irish,’ according to Ryanair. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ryanair has found itself caught in the eye of a diplomatic storm after confusion over its latest phone application update.Users of the Ryanair app in (...)

Dwyer has been considered by the Garda as a suspect for the 1999 stabbing and murder of Raonaid Murray (17) in Glenageary, south Dublin

Gardaí may question murderer Graham Dwyer about historical unsolved killings, rapes and missing person inquiries. Informed sources said while t(...)

The Health Service Executive paid out almost €67 million in compensation for medical malpractice during birth procedures over the last five years, (...)

Research compiled by The Irish Times found that counties with high rates of penalty points suffered fewer road deaths per 100,000 people than counties with low points. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Garda Assistant Commissioner Derek Byrne has insisted that road traffic enforcement is consistent throughout the country despite findings which drew a(...)

Tourism Ireland spent about €65,000 on greening over 120 buildings and monuments worldwide, including the Sydney Opera House and the Empire State Building as part of an international promotion of our national day. Photograph: Getty Images

Sydney Opera House charged Tourism Ireland more than any other global landmark to “go green” for St Patrick’s Day last year, figures reveal. Tourism I(...)