The HSE was fined €5,200  over the condition of St Luke’s psychiatric unit. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Conditions found by inspectors in a HSE psychiatric unit were a physical manifestation of a lack of care afforded to mental health patients, a judge h(...)

One of the country’s top trainers, Paul Hennessy, believes the Irish Greyhound Board is making progress in stamping out doping. Photograph:  Getty

Ireland’s greyhound industry’s image has been ruined by the perception that trainers have used drugs on their dogs, one of the country’s top trainers,(...)

Gardaí say 21 of those arrested have been charged and will appear at local sittings of Kilkenny District Court in the coming weeks. File photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí have arrested 34 people in connection with various criminal offences as part of “Project Storm” focused on Co Kilkenny. The arrests followed (...)

Gardaí made the discovery during a car search at a Carlow checkpoint. Photograph: Getty Images

A haulier charged with attempting to launder over €1.2 million has been refused bail at a special sitting of Kilkenny District Court. Judge John Che(...)

Rita Apine (29), who was found critically injured at her home in Co Kilkenny.

A man in his 30s has been charged in connection with the death of Rita Apine. The man will appear before a special sitting of Kilkenny District Cour(...)

A woman has been sentenced to six months in prison for stealing items including crosses, chains and a ring from Bishop of Cloyne William Crean and handling stolen property. File Images: iStock.

A woman has been sentenced to six months in prison for stealing from Bishop of Cloyne William Crean and handling stolen property. Leanna Hughes (22),(...)

John Joseph Malone arriving at Kilkenny Courthouse. Photograph: Pat Moore/ ilkenny People.

A 52-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a 79-year-old widow whose body was found in a burning house over 28 years ago. John Joseph Malo(...)

Kilkenny District Court has made an interim order cancelling the registration of Our Lady’s Unit at St Patrick’s Centre with effect from last Friday evening.

A residential unit for people with intellectual disabilities in Kilkenny has had its registration cancelled after concerns were raised by inspectors f(...)

Man charged with criminal damage after it is alleged that he rammed into a Garda car. File photograph.

Three men have been charged at Kilkenny District Court in connection with a high speed chase which ended after two patrol cars were rammed and three g(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for rural affairs, Ann Phelan, said she was exiting her house when she “tipped a tyre off a lorry”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

A Government minister has been fined €100 for driving her car without insurance. Carlow-Kilkenny Labour deputy Ann Phelan, who is a Minister of State (...)