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 Inga Ozolina: jailed for manslaughter of  Audrius Pukas at The Malthouse, Roscrea, Co Tipperary. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A woman who killed her violent alcoholic boyfriend, who she said had made her life “a living hell” and whom she had obtained two safety orders against(...)

Lisa McNamee: A rose crown was placed on the bride’s head, and she was seated in the centre of a large circle.

It’s the time of the year when wedding celebrations are in full flow in Ireland, with most following a familiar formula . But what unusual and surpris(...)

The population of the EU was almost 513.5 million at the beginning of 2018

Ireland’s birth rate was the highest in the EU last year while the rate of deaths recorded here was the lowest, according to a newly-published Eurosta(...)

 European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government is “standing firmly” behind its nomination of Phil Hogan as Ireland’s next EU commissioner despite a demand for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (...)

’On average women spend double the time of men on caring and almost twice as much time on housework’

Irish adults spend more than 30 hours a week on unpaid care provision and housework, the third-highest level in Europe according to new research. Th(...)

Secondary schools have reported shortages of STEM, modern foreign languages, Irish and home economics teachers.  File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Thirty four primary and secondary school teachers from 17 countries will graduate on Thursday after completing a six-month bridging programme to teach(...)

Mother-of-three Skaidrite Valdgeima  was fatally stabbed in an apartment in Dublin on Wednesday.

A 22-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he was charged with the murder of mother-of-three Skaidrite Valdgeima who was fatally stabbed in (...)

Skaidrite Valdgeima (34)

A man has been charged by gardaí in relation to the fatal stabbing of a woman in a Dublin apartment on Wednesday. Skaidrite Valdgeima (34), a marrie(...)

Skaidrite Valdgeima was  a married mother of three from Latvia

A man suspected of the murder of a woman in a Dublin apartment was armed with knives and had to be overpowered by unarmed uniformed gardaí who arrived(...)

This year’s elections have led to a three-way split in the European Parliament, with none of the “spitzenkandidat” able to achieve a parliamentary majority. File photograph: Getty

Top jobs – the rules and the traditions Every five years, at the beginning of a new term of the European Parliament, the European Council, which is m(...)

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