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Declan McDermott admitted  knowingly possessing  10  blocks of TNT

A man has pleaded guilty at the Special Criminal Court to possessing four kilograms of the explosive TNT and a hand grenade. Declan McDermott, whose (...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris was travelling in a PSNI vehicle which was hit by a security bollard as it entered Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park two weeks ago. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Garda Síochána has said an incident which damaged a vehicle carrying Garda Commissioner Drew Harris was the result of a “malfunction” and was not(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: his judgment has been questioned over his remaining in a PSNI vehicle after crossing the Border from the North. Photograph: Tom Honan

PSNI officers have been allowed carry firearms in the Republic since 2013, the Department of Justice has said. The department was responding to queri(...)

Just 69 motorists were caught over the drink-driving limit “the morning after” since the beginning of the year, latest Garda figures show. Last month(...)

Minister of State Finian McGrath (left) claimed gardaí were making negative comments about  Minister for Transport Shane Ross (right). Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister of State Finian McGrath has been called on to resign over comments he made - and subsequently withdrew - about ‘political policing’ . “It i(...)

The Irish College of GPs (ICGP) has agreed to “facilitate a debate” on termination of pregnancy at its annual general meeting in Dublin’s Convention Centre on May 4th. Photograph: iStock

The professional body for GPs has refused a demand from hundreds of its members for a second extraordinary general meeting on the provision of abortio(...)

Kilkenny’s Michael Rice and Shane McGrath of Tipperary contesting a loose ball during the  League Division One final in 2009. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny go to Thurles on Sunday to face Tipperary. It is the latest renewal of the most persistent pairing in top-level hurling over the past 10 year(...)

Eileen Battersby near her home, in Co Meath, in 2010. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former Irish Times Literary Correspondent Eileen Battersby died on December 23rd, following a car crash in Co Meath the previous day. Her daughter Nad(...)

 Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy is among the subs for Saturday’s Tipperary v Kilkenny: The Legends Return — a benefit match for Amanda Stapleton.  Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

On the weekend of the All Stars, Saturday will see nearly 30 of them in action in Borrisoleigh where Tipperary and Kilkenny will renew rivalry in a be(...)

The Nightingale and the Rose: Kim Sheehan as Nightingale with the rest of the opera’s cast. Photograph: Jed Niezgoda

THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE The Everyman, Cork ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The technical virtuosity enlivening this world premiere of John O’Brien’s operatic version (...)

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