East Waterford county coroner’s court in Dungarvan was told the aircraft’s engine had cut out due to carburettor icing. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An 84-year-old pilot was running out of options after the engine of his aircraft cut out due to ice in the carburettor and he failed to land the aircr(...)

Roscommon’s Niall Daly breaks the tackle of Diarmuid O’Connor. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Galway and Roscommon will meet in the final of the FBD League for the fourth year in a row following the third round of games. Roscommon secured a 0-(...)

Ciarán Moran’s goal sealed victory for Carlow over Leitrim. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Carlow 2-14 Leitrim 0-13 Carlow footballers earned a fifth championship outing this summer after Turlough O’Brien’s side came with a strong second-ha(...)

Family and friends follow the coffin during the funeral of Concepta Leonard at St Mary’s Church in Brookeborough, Co Fermanagh on Friday. Her son (centre right in jacket) Conor  was treated in hospital for stab wounds.  Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The son of Concepta Leonard, who was killed in a suspected murder-suicide at her Co Fermanagh home, has been praised at her funeral for his courage. (...)

Saverio Bellante told gardaí ‘I am guilty’ when charged with killing Tom O’Gorman at house in Castleknock

One of three siblings, Saverio Bellante was born on July 7th, 1979, in Palermo on the Italian island of Sicily. On Friday, Bellante was found not gui(...)

Court  told Saverio Bellante has admitted killing Thomas O’Gorman on January 2014.

Two consultant psychiatrists have told a murder trial jury that an Italian man who admitted killing his landlord in Castleknock last year fulfils t(...)

From left, chairman of Dublin Samaritans David Hughes, volunteer Erna O’Connor, director Brendan Gallagher, volunteer Hilda Robinson, and executive director Catherine Brogan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A man once rang Brendan Gallagher and told him he was on his way to take his own life. “He had picked a spot,” says Gallagher. “This was the ea(...)

Mental health charity Samaritans is expecting an increase on the 190 calls it dealt with every day throughout the Christmas period last year. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

Mental health charity Samaritans is expecting an increase on the 190 calls it dealt with every day throughout the Christmas period last year.As part o(...)