The death of Joshua Hill has caused deep shock in the tight-knit Carlingford community, a local councillor said. Photograph:

Tributes have been paid to a 10-year-old boy who died in an apparent drowning at a house in Carlingford, Co Louth on Thursday morning. A post mortem (...)

Sinead Browne at her home in Dundalk where her son took his own life last month. Photograph: James Forde.

A Dundalk mother, whose only child took his own life last month, wants to know why her son was sent home from Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, (...)

 Michael Shine (86) of Ballsbridge, Dublin has pleaded not  guilty to 13 charges. Photograph:  Colins Courts

A retired surgeon groped the genitals of a teenage patient with whom he played chess in hospital, a jury has heard. Michael Shine (86) of Ballsbridge(...)

The scene of the shooting has been preserved for forensic and technical examination. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Garda investigating the attempted murder of a man in the Republic’s latest gun attack are examining whether the victim had links to organised crime as(...)

Cameron Reilly   was found dead in a field in Dunleer

Gardaí investigating the murder of 18-year-old Cameron Reilly are seeking to interview anyone who had contact with him while socialising on Friday nig(...)

Residents at Termon Abbey in Drogheda queue for water supplied by the local council. Thousands of homes and businesses in Louth and Meath  remain without water five days after a  water mains burst. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Irish Water will review whether to reopen Rosehall water treatment plant, one of two plants that until 18 months ago supplied water to Drogheda, to al(...)

A 76-year-old man has died following a single vehicle collision in Drogheda

A man in his 70s has died after a single vehicle collision at Roadhall roundabout in Drogheda on Wednesday evening. The 76-year-old man was the sole(...)

The smearing of Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe was made possible by the hunger for vicious gossip that  runs deep in Irish culture. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Well, of course, you know the real story about your man, don’t you?  How often have you heard this and how often have you taken the bait, allowi(...)

In a Rotunda Hospital survey, one in eight women on antenatal programme said they were in an abusive relationship. Photograph: Thinkstock

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) has introduced the country’s first accredited course for frontline staff on how to recognise and respond to dom(...)

Two men died after a road collision between two heavy goods vehicles on the N2 between  Carrickmacross and Castleblayney. Photograph:  Philip Fitzpatrick

A truck driver who died after a road crash in Co Monaghan on Monday was due to be married in a few weeks. Donegal man Declan Holian (30) was killed(...)

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