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The trial continues before Mr Justice Alexander Owens

A murder trial jury has been shown bloodstained clothing and bedding taken from the room where the body of Audrius Pukas was found. His girlfriend has(...)

Bee campaigners outside the Department of Agriculture. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Campaigners have handed in a letter to the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, calling on him to support the banning of more pesticides which har(...)

Igna Ozolina: denies murder of  Audrius Pukas. Photograph: Press 22

A jury of seven men and five women has been sworn in at the Central Criminal Court for the trial of a woman accused of murdering a Lithuanian man in C(...)

Diana Bucko: "When everyone else was leaving, I realised I had to move to." Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Growing up in Latvia Diana Bucko’s dream was to join the police. “It was just something in me and nobody could understand where it came from. We had (...)

Local-election candidate: Lekha Menon Margassery, who is running as an Independent in Cork city. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Can Irish politics become as diverse as Irish society?  In 2016 Uruemu Adejinmi got in touch with a local Longford general election candida(...)

Patrick and John Collison, co-founders of Stripe. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

From turning around a company’s fortunes to promising funding rounds, the winners for January, February and March of this year’s Irish Times Business (...)

Irish people reported significantly better health than the next healthiest country Cyprus (78 per cent). Photograph: Hoxton/Sam Edwards/Getty

Irish people believe themselves to be the healthiest in Europe, according to new European Union statistics. Some 83 per cent of Irish people rate the(...)

People in Ireland and Belgium eat more vegetables on a daily basis than those in any other European Union country, data from the bloc’s statistics agency states.

People in Ireland and Belgium eat more vegetables on a daily basis than those in any other European Union country, data from the bloc’s statistics age(...)

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One in 10 households in the private rented sector is paying more that 60 per cent of its income on rent, with one in 20 spending three quarters on ren(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin  shakes hands with former Soviet defence minister Dmitry Yazov in 2014.  Yazov  has been found guilty of war crimes by a Lithuanian court. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin

Russia has denounced the decision of a Lithuanian court to convict 67 former Soviet officials of offences including war crimes for their role in a dea(...)

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