Aileen McGee from Co Donegal whose son Cian (19) is taking part in and benefiting from social farming. “He loves it,” she says. Photograph:  Brian Farrell

Aileen McGee from Buncrana, Co Donegal, said she was a recluse this time last year. “I was a recluse because my son was a recluse. Cian is 19 and is s(...)

Danielle McLaughlin’s body was found on Tuesday in Goa

A man suspected of killing an Irish woman at a tourist resort in Goa will face murder and rape charges, police in the Indian state have said. A postm(...)

DCU students  (top from left) Brian Mulry, Brian Farrell and Carmel Kenny. (Front row from left) Emilio Williams-Doran, James Nolan and Sarah McLaughlin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

What would it take to make you move back home? Many third-level students from regional communities who attend Dublin City University say they would lo(...)

 Members of the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform. Millions of  undocumented immigrants will be watching to see how  Trump plays his hand. Photograph: Douglas Graham/Roll Call/Getty Images

The day after Christmas, Neil and Sandra will drive their two US-born children, aged 13 and 10, to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport to catch a flight to Irela(...)

Kevin Crawford (22), of Burdwood, Buncrana,  appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court (above) on Thursday charged with assault causing harm to pensioner Patrick “Pa” Deeney (67). File photograph: Google Street View

A young man felt a pensioner’s bottom in a chip-shop and then knocked him unconscious when the elderly man reacted by giving him an elbow. Kevin Craw(...)

Justin Duggan with his sister Emily who rescued him from a hidden septic tank  in Co Laois. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Alan Herdman paddled around the corner of a rocky outcrop and saw eight children slipping helplessly beneath rising waters. He couldn’t save them all.(...)

A woman who knocked down a child after he suffered an angry episode due to his Asperger’s Syndrome has told his family she will think about them every day of her life.

A woman who knocked down a child after he suffered an angry episode due to his Asperger’s Syndrome has told his family she will think about them every(...)

Slipway at Buncrana before the work was carried out: the gateway to it, which was open at the time of the tragedy last year, is to remain locked between 8pm and 10am. Photograph: Peter Murtagh / The Irish Times

The pier in Buncrana, Co Donegal where five members of one family died when their car slipped into the sea last March has been treated with chemicals (...)

Relatives of the five victims of the drowning tragedy off the pier in Buncrana, Co Donegal, on Sunday night have spoken of their “unspeakable heartbreak. Clockwise from left: Ruth Daniels (59), Sean McGrotty (49), his sons mark (12) and Evan (8) and Ruth’s daughter Jodie Lee Daniels (14)

Relatives of the five victims of the drowning tragedy off the pier in Buncrana, Co Donegal, have spoken of their “unspeakable heartbreak”. Six people(...)

Amnesty said an investigation was needed ‘to ensure lessons are learnt, included from the failure to carry out adequate investigations’ into the Omagh bombing. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Amnesty International is calling on the UK authorities to conduct a public inquiry to “investigate comprehensively the circumstances surrounding” the (...)