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 Information Commissioner Peter Tyndall: Cavan County Council’s refusal was appealed by “The Irish Times” to the commissioner, who has overturned it.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Information Commissioner has annulled a decision by Cavan County Council to refuse to disclose information about an investigation into allegation(...)

Alan Hawe  with his wife Clodagh and their three children, Liam (14), Niall (11) and Ryan (6). Fr Felim Kelly, the parish priest of St Mary’s Church, Castlerahan, Co Cavan, who said Mass for Alan Hawe this week said, “My role as a priest is to preach the gospel”.

A priest who said Mass earlier this week for Alan Hawe, the man who murdered his wife and three children a year ago before killing himself, has defend(...)

Alan Hawe (40) who killed his wife Clodagh Hawe (nee Coll) and their three boys, Liam (14), Niall (11) and Ryan (6) a year ago. Photograph: Hawe and Coll families/PA Wire

An anniversary Mass for Alan Hawe who killed his wife and three children before killing himself was a stark reminder of how two families remain divide(...)

I was reminded of that time in the school yard in first class when my best friend Majella informed me of how babies were really made. Photograph: Getty Images

At what point does it become okay for your Dad to make dirty jokes in your company? I always thought this was the rubicon of parenting, the line (...)

Blackstairs Mountains

Skylark Experiences on Inishbofin, off the Connemara coast, offers a complete immersion in island life where you get to spend time sheepfarming, birdw(...)

Andrew and Siobhán Whelan with a photograph of their son Conor James Whelan at his inquest at Cavan Courthouse. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

The on-call obstetrician at Cavan General Hospital stayed on at a weekly statistics meeting before attending a “semi-emergency” in the labour ward tha(...)

 Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone (left)  and Linda Smith, manager at the launch of the Women’s Aid 24 hour  National Freephone Helpline. Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

A national helpline saw a “significant spike” in calls from women afraid for their and their children’s safety, since the murder of a mother and her (...)

The funeral of Alan Hawe (41), his wife Clodagh (39) and their sons Liam (13), Niall (11) and Ryan (6) at St Mary’s Church, Castlerahan, Co Cavan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The photograph the families chose was placed on a wooden stand in the church porch. A lovely portrait of Alan and Clodagh Hawe, smiling for the camer(...)

Shock: Alan and Clodagh Hawe with Liam, Niall and Ryan. Photograph: Hawes and Coll families/PA Wire

At 4pm today requiem Mass will be held for all five members of the Hawe family at St Mary’s Church in Castlerahan, Co Cavan. If life had continued as (...)

Ireland’s Robbie Keane and his sons Robert and Hudson are applauded off the pitch at the end of his final game with Ireland. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

1.Talks between Independent Ministers and Fine Gael today will seek to defuse a growing crisis in Government over how to respond to the European Comm(...)

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