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Coillte forester John Connolly surveys a mass of industrial and domestic waste dumped illegaly in a managed forest outside Kingscourt, Co Cavan. Photograph: Barry Cronin

The scale of illegal dumping discovered this week in two adjoining forests owned by State company Coillte has shocked those who lead its efforts to cu(...)

Jason O’Driscoll who was found guilty of the murders of Anthony Burnett and Joseph Redmond in Louth in 2012

A 35-year-old Dubliner shouted “guilty of f***ing what” when a jury convicted him of murdering two men who had arranged to sell him a stolen car. The(...)

The trial has been taking place at Dublin’s Central Criminal Court. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The judge in the trial of a 35-year-old man charged with murdering two fellow Dubliners will on Thursday give the jury further direction in case delib(...)

The jury  will resume  deliberations on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The jury has begun deliberating in the trial of a 35-year-old man charged with murdering two fellow Dubliners, who had planned to sell him a stolen ca(...)

Some of the tyres found at a disused customs weighbridge between Carrickarnon and Ravensdale junctions. Photograph: Cllr Antóin Watters

A cross-Border clampdown on “brazen” illegal dumpers has been urged after hundreds of used tyres were discarded next to the motorway between Dublin an(...)

A file image of  the scene where two bodies were found in a burnt out car at Ravensdale Park near Dundalk on March 7th, 2012. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Firefighters have described finding skulls and a ribcage after extinguishing a burning car in a Co Louth car park six years ago. They were giving evi(...)

Louth County Council director of services Joe McGuinness and civil engineer Colm Lambe. They came up with the council’s compulsory purchase initiative

At the end of 2015, Louth County Council acquired 3 St Bridget’s Terrace, Dundalk, a two-bedroom cottage in a derelict state in need of full refurbish(...)

Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy told the jury their verdict must be unanimous. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The jury has begun deliberating in the trial of a 34-year-old Dubliner charged with murdering two men who were on their way to sell him a car they had(...)

The bodies of  Anthony Burnett and Joseph Redmond were found in a burning car  in Co Louth. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

The jury in a Louth double murder trial has heard that partly-evaporated petrol vapour was found on a sample taken during the postmortem examination o(...)

Cancer care nurse and mother of one Clare O’Neill was killed when a tree hit her car near her home at Aglish in west Waterford last Monday

The sea was calm and clouds were clearing to the east as mourners gathered at the Island Crematorium at Ringaskiddy to remember Clare O’Neill, who los(...)

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