Forensic crash investigator Garda Ray Sweeney told an inquest  the purpose of a seatbelt is to restrain a person being thrown from their seat in a crash, with the seatbelt absorbing the force of their mass as they are thrown forward.

The dangers of two people using a single seatbelt were highlighted at an inquest on Tuesday into the death of a eight-year-old girl killed in a two-ca(...)

An Egyptian fisherman working on an Irish trawler has been remanded on bail after he was charged with a breach of the immigration act.

An Egyptian fisherman working on an Irish trawler has been remanded on bail after he was charged with a breach of the immigration act when he appeared(...)

A general view of  Macroom in Co Cork. Former solicitor Mark Cronin is to go on trial for  nine counts of fraud involving more than €270,000 and one count of arson at a building, housing a pub and a solicitor’s office, in Macroom. Image: Google Maps.

A former solicitor has been returned for trial on nine counts of fraud involving more than €270,000 and one count of arson at a building, housing a pu(...)

Mark Cronin (39) was remanded on bail after being charged with arson  in Macroom, Co Cork. Photograph: Reuters

A former solicitor has been remanded on bail after he was charged with arson at a building housing a pub and a solicitor’s office in a Co Cork town.Ma(...)

A former solicitor has been remanded on bail after he was charged with nine theft and fraud offences including the theft of over €250,000 from clients over a four year period. Photograph: Reuters.

A former solicitor has been remanded on bail after he was charged with nine theft and fraud offences including the theft of more than €250,000 from c(...)