Joni Crone on The Late Late Show in 1980: during the 23-minute segment she never flinched, not even when asked whether her parents regarded her as “mentally deficient, or sinful or culpably ignorant”.

It’s nearly 40 years ago but Joni Crone still remembers the “whoosh” of the studio lights seeking her out and her stomach churning fear as she waited (...)

Cars drive through snow on the A26 in Ballymena, Co Antrim. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The first significant snowfall hit many parts of the country on Thursday, with forecasters warning it will become widespread as the day goes on. Met(...)

Artists Laura McMorrow and Ciarán Hussey, above, cycled 10,000km as they travelled from Japan to Ireland

It’s been a long, long road from Kanazawa, Japan to here, but artists Laura McMorrow (28), originally from Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim, and Ciarán Huss(...)

  Minister for Health Leo Varadkar:  “We are moving away from an ambulance service that is just about transporting people to hospital, to one which ensures that they are given emergency treatment by paramedics, both in their homes and at the roadside.”   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It will never be possible to have an ambulance, a squad car and fire engine at every crossroads, village and town, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar h(...)

 Ciarán Hussey in Mongolia. Hussey is cycling home from Japan with his girlfriend Laura McMorrow.

What better way to make your way back from Japan to Ireland than by bicycle? Most people may not be too keen on the idea of cycling over 10,000km,(...)

The Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has ordered a judicial inquiry into the death of a garda sergeant following mounting calls for the Garda S(...)

Three men have appeared before a Saturday sitting of the non-jury Special Criminal Court charged with membership of the IRA among other offences

Three men have appeared before a Saturday sitting of the non-jury Special Criminal Court charged with membership of the IRA among other offences.The m(...)