Securicor worker Paul Richardson and his wife Marie outside the Criminal Courts of Justice on Parkgate Street, Dublin after four men were convicted over a kidnap robbery which targeted their family. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A judge has said that a family of four who were the victims of a kidnap robbery, deserve enormous respect for their “uncommon and unbending faith” in (...)

 Paul Richardson and his wife Marie speaking to media outside Dublin Circuit Criminal Court  in January 2014 after an earlier verdict in relation to their family being held hostage. File photograph: Collins Courts

Three men have been convicted of kidnapping a family at gunpoint and carrying out a €2.08 million cash-in-transit van robbery 13 years ago. After nea(...)

Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in Netflix’s House of Cards. Michael Dobbs, author of the House of Cards novel, will speak at an event in Cork later this month. Photograph: Netflix

The willingness of Michael Dobbs, author of the absorbing political novel House of Cards, to give an address at the first ever West Cork History Festi(...)

 Ryan Mullen: claimed the Irish elite time trial championship in Wexford. Photograph:  Jamie Squire/Getty

After netting eighth in the recent stage one time trial in the Tour de Suisse, Ryan Mullen continued his strong form against the clock when he took t(...)

Matteo Malucelli celebrates as he crosses the line in Bearna. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

The Italian team Idea 2010 ASD bounced back after a controversial 24 hours, taking stage three of the An Post Rás in a big bunch sprint into Bearna. (...)

New Zealand’s Aaron Gate won the second stage of the An Post Rás. Photograph: Sportsfile

One day after taking the race leader’s yellow jersey due to his win on stage one of the An Post Rás, Italian rider Francesco Reda is heading home due (...)

Conor Dunne of An Post Chain Reaction (left) failed to cross into to top group in the first stage of An Post Rás. Photograph: Ciaran Fallon/Inpho.

Winning a two-man sprint to the line in Carlow, Italian rider Francesco Reda grabbed the first yellow jersey of this year’s An Post Rás when he beat (...)

 If you’ve (somehow) missed out on all those OITNB premiere parties, now is the time to get queuing

In the olden days, you had to leave your seat every three hours to change the DVD. Now, only the demands of bladder and nutrition need force you up(...)

Dear Netflix, I see you have a vacancy. I wanted to let you know I’m your perfect Senior Data Engineer/Architect of Global Payment Analytics. Only (...)