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David Walliams  in Eason’s flagship O’Connell Street store in Dublin, where he was signing copies of his book The Ice Monster. Eason has reworked its books offering in the hope of attracting more customers into its stores. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Eason shareholders had much to be happy about in its latest annual results. The company made an after-tax profit of €4 million, the highest since 2006(...)

The Garda Armed Support Unit was on duty in Rathkeale, Co Limerick over Christmas.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A young man required approximately sixty stitches for facial injuries after he was stabbed with a broken bottle during a dispute between two Traveller(...)

A gunman fired two shots into the house at Bride Valley View in Fairhill on the northside of Cork at around 3.40am.

Gardaí in Cork have begun an investigation after a pensioner had a frightening experience when shots were fired at his house in the early hours of thi(...)

A petition has opened  in Ballymoney, Ballycastle and Ballymena calling for a byelection in North Antrim after DUP MP Ian Paisley was suspended from the Commons for 30 days following his failure to register two family holidays paid for by the Sri Lankan government.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Fairhill shopping centre in Ballymena is known to a generation of TV viewers in Northern Ireland as “a big shoppin’ centre in Ballymena, hi!” For (...)

Prince Charles meets school children during a visit to Cork Naval Base. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

Sean O’Callaghan probably never envisaged his ballad extolling all things Cork from harriers to hurlers being used to greet members of the Britis(...)

Affluence disparities in Ireland  are most stark in large urban areas, with the greatest gap in Dublin. While Dublin 2, described as “very affluent” scores 22.5, Darndale on the northside of the capital is “very disadvantaged” and scores -21.5, a gap of 44 points on the scale. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The concentration of rural poverty around small towns across the State is laid bare in the latest national deprivation index, published on Thursday by(...)

Former Cork hurler Donal Óg Cusack. File photograph: Inpho

Former Cork hurler Dónal Óg Cusack tonight night stood down from the board of the State’s governing sports body as he “did not wish any controversy” t(...)

The scene of the shooting on the Old Commons Road near Blackpool Village, Cork where Aidan O’Driscoll was killed. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Gardaí investigating the murder of dissident republican Aidan O’Driscoll have appealed to anyone who may have seen up to three cars used by the kille(...)

Diarmuid Twomey died from inhaling hydrogen sulphide after he accidentally entered a slurry tank at Rahanisky, Whitechurch, Co Cork.

Father-of-two Diarmuid Twomey died as a result of inhaling poisonous gas when he fell into a slurry tank while trying to make his way home in the earl(...)

Gardai have “disrupted and dismantled” a major gang which operated drug trafficking into Ireland

Gardai have “disrupted and dismantled” a major gang which operated drug trafficking into Ireland, Detective Chief Superintendent John McMahon of th(...)