Patsy Hutch (centre): the intended target of the gang. Photograph: Alan Betson

A “hit for hire team” accused of planning to kill a Hutch family member were stopped by gardaí 250 metres from his home in Dublin’s north inner city, (...)

Genetic counselling is about trying to explain the condition, how it’s inherited and to explain any genetic testing results. Photograph: iStock

Coming to terms with a genetic illness in the family can leave a person with many questions. What does this mean for me? What does this mean for my ch(...)

A small sample of cells are tested to see if there may be a cancer-causing mutation. Photograph: iStock

We all inherit traits from our parents, some being more welcome than others. But while there is precious little we can do about the genes passed on to(...)

Séamus Lavin of  St Peter’s Dunboyne   fouls Paul Mannion of Kilmacud Crokes to concede a penalty during the AIB  Leinster Club SFC quarter-final at  Páirc Taliteann in Navan. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin) 2-17 St Peter’s Dunboyne (Meath) 0-7 Not much to report from Navan about Sunday’s AIB Leinster club quarter-final per se, as(...)

Stephen Dunne (left) and  Gary Gleeson ) discussed how they needed to aim for ’head shots’ or they would not get paid.

Two “foot soldiers” for an organised crime gang whose “shambolic” plan to murder a Dublin man was foiled by gardaí have received sentences totalling 2(...)

A garda outside the Regency Hotel in Dublin following the murder of  David Byrne on February 5th, 2016.  Photograph: Gareth/Chaney Collins

Approximately 500 gardaí viewed a photo of a man dressed as a woman holding a gun outside the Regency Hotel on the day of a fatal shooting there, with(...)

Chilean presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera smiles at supporters during his final election campaign rally in Santiago, on Thursday. Photograph: Pablo Vera/AFP/Getty Images

The final round in the most competitive election in Chile’s recent history hinges on turnout in a country where many voters are disillusioned with tra(...)

An Army remote controlled bomb disposal robot. File Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

A Louth man has pleaded guilty at the Special Criminal Court to the possession of explosives last year. David Gallagher (38) was arrested along with h(...)

Irish banks are declining debit cards when customers try to use them in the US

Using your debit card in the US? Better tell the bank Last week we carried an item about AIB putting a block on someone’s debit card becau(...)

The young woman who was found in O’Connell Street, Dublin, last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

A woman found in a distressed state by gardaí on O’Connell Street in Dublin last month has been identified as a 25-year-old Australian who was staying(...)

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