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Rihards Lavickis  has pleaded not guilty to murder, but guilty to manslaughter.

A murder accused told gardaí that his first attempts to strike the deceased with a knife didn’t work so he "put more effort into it". The drug dealer(...)

St Patrick’s Day: spectators at last year’s Dublin parade. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

The forecast may not be great for this year’s St Patrick’s Day, but there are lots of events and other attractions, many indoors, to keep you entertai(...)

 Felicia Olusanaya moved to Ireland from Nigeria with her mum when she was 7 years old. Now 23, she works in marketing and is trying to make it as a full-time spoken word artist. Photograph: Alan Betson

Felicia Olusanya was 14 years old the first time she experienced racism in Ireland. She was leaving a youth meeting at the local church with friends w(...)

The red squirrel, although still quite widespread, has disappeared from many forests as a result of competition and disease spread by the greys. Photograph: Joe Kilroy

Everywhere, precious species are in decline. Sometimes, however, there is good news, such as the rare example of the recovery of the long-threatened I(...)

In Galway city all family law cases were held on the same day with criminal cases in other courts in the courthouse.

Childcare cases are being heard in overcrowded and “severely overworked” courts alongside criminal cases, in sometimes dilapidated courthouses without(...)

Dr Crokes’ Johnny Buckley after being sent off against Mullinalaghta. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Johnny Buckley has been cleared to play for Dr Crokes against champions Corofin in the All-Ireland club football final. The Kerry All-Ireland medallis(...)

Two people have died and a woman has been injured following three separate traffic incidents in Co Westmeath, Co Kilkenny and Co Cavan. A male pedes(...)

Again? Jack and Emily most popular names in 2018

Jack and Emily were the most popular baby names registered last year, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO). Jack has retained the top spo(...)

Angela Kerins: was subjected to prolonged questioning about her salary,  pay and  conditions

The Supreme Court decision in the Angela Kerins case has brought into focus a fault line that has been evident in parliamentary inquiries since the Dá(...)

Center Parcs chief executive Martin Dalby  at  the Fachjan Project Plants facility in the Netherlands where the company has sourced tropical plants for its new holiday resort in Longford

Fachjan Project Plants is a wonder of the horticultural world. Situated in a suburb south of The Hague in the Netherlands, the private greenhouse oper(...)

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