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  Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy increased Michael Cawley’s sentence to four-and-a-half years. File photograph: Collins Courts

A burglar who tried to break into a house while the homeowner held the door shut has had his sentence increased to 4½ years by the Court of Appeal. T(...)

Byrne went on trial at the Central Criminal Court last month but six days into the trial he decided to plead guilty to possession of the handgun and the plea was accepted by the State. Photograph: iStock

A man who was caught with a loaded handgun by members of the Armed Response Unit had previously pointed a loaded shotgun at gardai and held a taxi dri(...)

Thomas McCarthy was shot dead when he opened the door of his elderly mother’s house in   Croftwood Park, Ballyfermot. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A young Ballyfermot man has been identified by gardaí as a leading suspect in the murder of Thomas McCarthy who was shot dead in his mother’s home on (...)

NTR chief executive Rosheen McGuckian and chairman Tom Roche: Between April 2018 and March 2019, projects backed by the Irish company generated 575,944 mega watt hours of electricity. Photograph: Eric Luke

NTR owner Woodford Capital boosted the value of the energy company by €3.5 million in its last financial year, leaving the parent with a profit for th(...)

Bernard and Carol Divine were missing from their Dublin home since Tuesday, December 10th

A Dublin couple missing for almost a week have been found. A search operation was launched in Co Wexford for Bernard and Carol Devine (both 53) from (...)

 British prime minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds arrive back at 10 Downing Street in London. Photograph: Vickie Flores/EPA

Five reasons why the Conservatives won   Brexit British prime minister Boris Johnson’s message that he would “get Brexit done”, repeated over (...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson told Conservative MPs that his government is nearing an accord with the EU.

Irish shares and the wider European equities market dipped on Wednesday as investors adopted a more cautious stance ahead of a bulletin on the much so(...)

Wall Street advanced on strong earnings data from JPMorgan, UnitedHealth and Johnson & Johnson. File photograph: Getty

News that UK prime minister Boris Johnson could end the Brexit deadlock by agreeing to a customs border in the Irish Sea boosted shares on Tuesday aft(...)

Malin chief executive Darragh Lyons said this month he expected a ‘resolution to the Woodford situation’. Photograph: iStock

Embattled UK asset manager Woodford Investment Management sold most of its 23 per cent stake in Irish life sciences investment company Malin Corp on T(...)

Gardaí  at the scene at the Ballinamore canal, in Co Cavan, where a man in his 20s  died  when the car he was travelling in entered the water.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A 26-year-old man died after the car he was traveling in plunged into a canal in Co Cavan. The incident happened near Ballyheady Bridge along the Bal(...)

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