Jade Maguire gave a  victim impact statement at the Central Criminal court where her father Danny Keena was given a  life sentence for murdering her  mother Brigid Maguire. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Co Westmeath man has been handed a life sentence for murdering the mother of his children, who’ve said they will never forgive him. Jade Maguire, w(...)

Flooding on the river Shannon just over a year ago. Seán Canney TD says a maintenance programme on the Shannon will get under way shortly.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A community which was cut off by floods for several months last year is appealing for government intervention to ensure a protective barrier is erect(...)

Kevin and Una Kelly leaving the Coroner’s Court. Their son Kevin James  died six days after his birth in the Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Every medical case – and every tragic hospital incident – is different, but the death of baby Kevin Kelly is worryingly similar to many recent events (...)

An inquest has heard that due to the state of the woman’s brain when a postmortem was carried out, it was not of assistance. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A consultant neurologist has told an inquest at Mullingar courthouse that the woman at the centre of the case died as a result of a “huge” cyst in he(...)

Gardaí are investigating an assault in Mullingar on Monday night in which a man in his 20s received head injuries.

Gardaí are investigating an assault in Mullingar on Monday night in which a man in his 20s received head injuries. The incident happened at 10.15pm at(...)

Maeve and Fintan O’Brien were involved in the incident with off-duty garda Mark Kenny and one of his colleagues, Garda Ciarán McCormack. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Charges against a couple accused of giving false and misleading information to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) were struck out yesterda(...)

Margaret Burke (49) suffered fatal injuries on Saturday after she was struck by a car while out walking in Castlebar.  She was taken to Mayo General Hospital (above) but was later pronounced dead. Photo: Keith Heneghan.

Four people died over the weekend in what was one of the worst for deaths on Irish roads so far this year.The deaths occurred in Mayo, Cork, Longford(...)

A 27-year-old man has died after his car crashed into a pole near the village of Legan, Co Longford, at about 11.10pm on Friday night

A 27-year-old man has died after his car crashed into a pole near the village of Legan, Co Longford, at about 11.10pm on Friday night. He was pronounc(...)

Two men were arrested after a businesswoman was assaulted as her car was hijacked in Co Longford. The woman, who is in her 40s, was released from hosp(...)

The car left the car park in Longford at high speed before crashing into a ditch while being pursued by gardaí. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

A woman and a man are in separate hospitals in the midlands after a car was allegedly hijacked in Longford town yesterday evening. A third man who was(...)