Jack Lynch Blennerville and Alex O’Shea  of Brookfield College in Tralee prepare for their exams. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

The State examinations begin today for some 124,000 pupils with a range of new measures aimed at reducing stress and anxiety levels. Youth mental hea(...)

The way the Leaving Cert is structured is maximising stress on students, parents’ representatives have claimed.

The way the Leaving Cert is structured is maximising stress on students and leading to crippling levels of anxiety, parents’ representatives have clai(...)

The Supreme Court has overturned a man’s drink-driving conviction due to a judge’s failure to give reasons for refusing to allow an expert to inspect an Intoxilyser breath-testing machine.

The Supreme Court has overturned a man’s drink-driving conviction due to a judge’s failure to give reasons for refusing to allow an expert to inspect (...)

A recent High Court ruling, which found part of the law used to prosecute drink drivers, has led to appeals from motorists already convicted of the offence

The implications of a High Court ruling which found a problem with legislation used to prosecute drink drivers may widen after appeal applications by (...)

File photograph of Julian Cuddihy. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

A man charged with the murder of his parents will appear in court next month.Julian Cuddihy, of Churchtown, Carndonagh, Donegal, was remanded in custo(...)

Department of Agriculture veterinary inspector Michael O’Brien said that when he visited the farm in November 2013 it was a “catastrophe”. Photograph: The Irish Times

A farmer with 41 previous convictions for animal welfare offences has been fined after pleading guilty to two more cruelty cases.PJ Shiel (46) from Re(...)

Jimmy (77) and Kathleen Cuddihy (73): found murdered  at their home in Carndonagh, Co Donegal.

A Donegal man charged with the murder of his elderly parents has been remanded in custody following a brief court appearance. Julian Cuddihy (42), of (...)

 Pearse McAuley outside Cavan court on St Stephen’s Day last.

Prominent republican Pearse McCauley has been further remanded to Castlerea prison on charges of assaulting his wife. Mr McCauley (50) was further rem(...)

A file photograph of Republican Pearse McAuley who has been in remanded in custody for a further two weeks after appearing in court in Co Roscommon.

Republican Pearse McAuley has been in remanded in custody for a further two weeks after appearing in court in Co Roscommon. Mr McAuley (50) is facing (...)

A man charged with the murder of his parents has been remanded in custody in his absence. Photograph: Reuters

A man charged with the murder of his parents has been remanded in custody in his absence.Julian Cuddihy (42), of Churchtown, Carndonagh, Donegal, was (...)

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