Jabar Azizi and Surat Ahmed with their children at home in Carrick-on-Shannon. Aziz was among the nearly 100 Kurdish refugees who were resettled in town. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/The New York Times

A bold black-and-red sign announces Jamshid Ghafur’s business – “Kurdish Barber” – up a narrow flight of stairs just off the main street of Carrick-on(...)

Trim Salmon of Knowledge Festival at Trim Castle

If the thought of heading back to homework, uniforms and school lunches is hard to bear, just think how the kids feel. The best way to brush off the b(...)

The court heard Sean Power had type 1 diabetes since childhood and was insulin dependent, had started smoking cannabis at the age of 11 and also had consumed drink on the night of this incident.

An 18-month prison sentence has been imposed on a man who threatened his baby son, held a knife to the child’s throat and told other family members “y(...)

Zak Moradi arrived in Ireland aged 11

The Lory Meagher Cup final on Saturday will be noteworthy for a number of firsts. It will be the first time a Leitrim senior hurling team has played (...)

Colin Horner (35) was shot dead by a lone gunman among crowds of shoppers in Bangor on Sunday. Photograph: PSNI

A man has been arrested over the murder of a loyalist in a busy Co Down supermarket car park as his three-year-old son looked on. Colin Horner (35) w(...)

Blacklion, Co Cavan: Some houses are boarded up, or have For Sale signs. One apartment block has 16 bells, indicating 16 separate units; many of which appear empty.

It’s Thursday evening, on the day the latest cohort of census data has been released, about housing in Ireland. At Blacklion in Co Cavan, there isn’(...)

 Milliner Wendy Knight with fashion and  marketing expert Eddie Shanahan:  “I just can’t get reliable broadband so I have given up and I now use a Vodafone dongle,” says Shanahan. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Longford-based milliner Wendy Knight has problems getting paid if her broadband signal is too weak. “I use a phone app for credit card payments and s(...)

The PSNI Serious Crime Branch said the suspects had been charged with two counts of attempted murder and possession of a firearm or ammunition with intent to endanger life or property.

Two men are to appear in court on Saturday morning in Belfast charged in connection with the murder of prominent loyalist George Gilmore in Carrickfer(...)

Some 175 cannabis plants were seized at a house in Cluain Alainn in Carraigallen. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Gardaí have seized €140,000 worth of cannabis plants in Co Leitrim following a house search. Some 175 cannabis plants were seized at a house in Clua(...)

The planning permission for the proposed Lidl supermarket in Castleknock also includes approval for a  medical centre and a number of other shops. Photograph: Mychele Daniau/AFP/Getty Images

Opposition appears to be mounting against a proposed Lidl supermarket that has been granted planning permission in Castleknock in Dublin. The plann(...)