Prof Neil Marlow, University College London, UK and Dr Deirdre Murray, SFI Infant Centre, University College Cork pictured at Baby Brain Monitoring and Neuroprotection in the Newborn Conference in Killarney. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Cooling a newborn baby’s brain after a difficult or an early birth can slow down brain damage, a conference has been told. However the challenge was (...)

‘Mrs Herbert of Muckross with a Maltese Terrier’

Nearly 150 years after it was rejected by her husband, a commissioned portrait of “Mrs Herbert of Muckross” by John Butler Yeats is returning to her f(...)

The accused completed 11 doughnuts each at an area along the Looscaunagh lake, a Garda told Killarney District Court. Photograph: Tom Fahy

Two men from Tipperary have been ordered to pay €3,500 each after they were convicted of dangerous driving during the annual Rally of the Lakes in Ki(...)

Medical reports  found the child had suffered facial bruising but no bite marks, Sgt Kieran O’Connell said. File photograph: iStockPhoto

A postwoman making her rounds heard “terrible screams” and saw what appeared to be a woman biting an 18-month-old’s face when she called to a house in(...)

A Central Criminal Court judge said the woman was not in a good place at the time of the offence

A 44-year-old woman who pretended her dead son was still alive so she could claim his disability payment has been given an 18-month suspended sentence(...)

A judge has said that a ‘considerable delay’ in analysis of child sex-abuse images was a factor in suspending a sentence. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A judge has said that a “considerable delay” in analysis of child sex-abuse images because of a lack of resources in a Garda specialist unit was of “e(...)

The Horsehead Nebula, as observed from the Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve, one of only three dark-sky reserves in the world. Photograph: George Doyle.

Plans for a once-off mobile observatory, the first of its kind in Europe, are under way in Kerry. The observatory would operate day and night in all w(...)

Firefighters at the scene of a raging gorse fire in West Cork. Photograph: Cork County Fire Service/PA Wire

No farmer with illegally burnt land, including areas of conservation, upland and commonage, has lost out on single farm payments, the Irish Wildlife T(...)

Paddy McCann, president of the IPU outside the constituency office of Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Castlebar on April 11th protesting against post office closures. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Located between the display of Marie Claire tights and the hot food counter, Michael Healy-Rae’s post office in the Mace shop in Kilgarvan, Co Kerry i(...)

Solicitor for Gary Feehan, Padraig O’Connell, said his client would be pleading not guilty

The Director of Public Prosecutions had consented to send forward a Skelligs boatman for trial to the Circuit Criminal Court to face a charge that he(...)