Mr Justice Kevin Cross approved a settlement of €3.75 million against the owner of land bordering the road where the accident happened, plus a further settlement of €600,000 against Wicklow County Council.

A student left brain damaged and blind in one eye after a tree fell on his car as he drove home from college, trapping him inside, has settled his Hig(...)

A three day swimming prohibition was put in place by Wicklow County Council at Brittas Bay south, today after water quality results were received. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Swimming bans have been introduced at one of the east coast’s most popular beaches today and extended on six north Dublin beaches. A three day swimmin(...)

A picture of firefighters Mark O’Shaugnessy (left) and Brian Murray at the scene where they died in a fire at a disused building in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Niall Carson

The three people in charge of Co Wicklow’s fire service declined to answer more than 1,300 questions when interviewed by Garda detectives investiga(...)

Hazel O’Brien, partner of Bray fire fighter Mark O’Shaughnessy, with (right in sunglasses) Mary Murray, widow of fire fighter Brian Murray and friends and supporters. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Strong criticism of Wicklow County Council was voiced tonight by the jury in the inquest into the 2007 deaths of two Bray fire fighters, Brian Murr(...)

Firefighters at the scene of the blaze in 2007 in which two firefighters died

A tin can at the centre of assertions as to the development of a fire in which two Bray, Co Wicklow, firefighters died in 2007 was moved several times(...)

People line the street to pay their respect at the funeral of fire-fighter Mark O’Shaughnessy at Bray, Co Wicklow in 2007. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Lawyers for Wicklow County Council are seeking copies of any recordings of telephone conversations made by gardaí or health and safety inspectors c(...)

Two Wicklow County Council members are suing county manager Eddie Sheehy (above) for defamation arising from a row over the acquisition of a three-acre housing site near Charlesland, Greystones, for €3 million in 2011. Photograph: Frank Miller

A press release issued by Wicklow County Council was personally written by county manager Eddie Sheehy and designed to (...)

Firefighters Mark O’Shaugnessy (left) and Brian Murray at the scene where they died in a fire at a disused building in Bray, Co Wicklow, in September 2007. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There was an intervention at the Bray fire fighters inquest today by the garda who was in charge of the investigation. Detective Garda Maurice Hick(...)

The aftermath of the fire in Bray, Co Wicklow, in which  firefighters Brian Murray and Mark O’Shaugnessy died in September 2007. Photograph: Kate Geraghty.

The inquest into the deaths of two firefighters in Bray, Co Wicklow, in 2007 heard yesterday that the station officer on duty(...)

Mary Murray (centre) widow of Brian Murray, accompanied by her family, leaves Dublin Coroner’s Court yesterday after the first day of the inquest into the deaths of firefighters Brian Murray and Mark O’Shaughnessy. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A welder who carried out work on the door of a factory in Bray, Co Wicklow, on the morning a blaze there took the lives of two firemen said he would g(...)