A 30-year-old man has been  charged in relation to a serious assault which has left a 73-year-old man in a critical condition in a Cork hospital. File photograph: Getty Images

A 30-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he was charged in relation to a serious assault which has left a 73-year-old man in a critical co(...)

 Jonathan O’Driscoll. Photograph:  UTV/PA Wire

Jonathan O’Driscoll (21) typed the words ‘murder in Charleville’ into an online search prior to stabbing his nine-year-old twin brothers to death. Exa(...)

Jonathan O’Driscoll (22), at back, with his younger twin brothers, Patrick and Tommy (9).

Twin nine-year-old boys attacked while changing out of their school clothes at their home in Charleville, Co Cork sustained more than 40 stab wounds e(...)

Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis: “The frequency and regularity of what we’re seeing seems to be a phenomenon of recent years. We’re seeing it on a regular basis.” Photograph: Collins/Courts

  The bodies of nine-year-old twins Thomas and Paddy O’Driscoll were spirited away from their house in Charleville, Co Cork, yesterday. Th(...)

Relatives at house in Charleville where bodies of two brothers were found. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Gardaí investigating the killing of two young boys by their older brother are liaising with the HSE to see if there were any concerns about his men(...)

The scene in Co Cork where twin boys aged 9 were found stabbed to death in a house in Charleville  last night. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis has completed postmortems on the bodies of twins Thomas and Paddy O’Driscoll and their older brother Jo(...)