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“Jack would not move for anybody until he saw Pat was in the ambulance.” Photograph: An Garda Síochána

A rescue dog has become an internet sensation after alerting gardaí to where his owner had fallen into a ditch. Pat Brennan alerted gardaí on his mo(...)

 Dariusz Alchimionek leaving Tullamore Circuit Court after being sentenced. File photograph: James Flynn/APX

The Court of Appeal has been “compelled” to quash a jury verdict which convicted a driver of manslaughter, despite agreement amongst doctors that he m(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The regulator overseeing the handling of personal data is “extremely concerned” about the ability of the Office of Public Works to find a permanent of(...)

Protective fencing erected outside Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada, Glebe, Lucan, Co Dublin. It is one of five schools which will undergo detailed structural assessments from this weekend. Photograph: Tom Honan

Five schools in Dublin, Cork, Meath and Laois are to undergo detailed structural assessments from this weekend to ensure they are safe for pupils. Th(...)

Scaffolding at Tyrrelstown Educate Together school in Dublin, which was closed due to concerns over ‘significant structural issues’. File photograph: Cate McCurry/PA

Most schools that have been at the centre of structural concerns over recent weeks are set to either open or partially reopen following the mid-term b(...)

One school building, part of Ardgillan Community College in Balbriggan, Dublin, is closed. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

A total of 22 schools built by Western Building Systems (WBS) have been identified as being in need of some level of remedial works before being able (...)

A photograph of the late John Gorman (19).

A jury verdict which found a driver guilty of manslaughter, after doctors agreed that he met the criteria to be found legally insane, has been causing(...)

Clerys’ clock on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A cheque for £10 given by Patrick Pearse to Clery’s in Dublin seven years before the 1916 Rising is among memorabilia from the former department store(...)

Aoife McCana, left,  winner of the Best Dressed Lady at the Galway Races and Oniesa Owens,  Cavan, who won for Best Hat. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

“By the time you get to wear the outfit, you’re sick of it,” said the winner of the best dressed competition for Ladies’ Day at the Galway Races . A(...)

Four-year-old Ciarán Treacy was killed in April 2013 when their car was hit by a drunk driver in Portarlington, Co Laois.

Strong criticism of politicians who are delaying tougher drink-driving measures, and of the publican’s lobby that is influencing them, has been voiced(...)

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