Joseph O’Connor (58), from west Dublin, had pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to five counts of possession of child pornography. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A garda convicted last week of possessing images and videos of children being subjected to sexual acts will be sentenced in January. Joseph O’Connor (...)

 Joseph O’Connor (58), from west Dublin, arrives at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

A garda accused of possessing child pornography told investigators “somebody else” must have downloaded child sex images onto his laptop, a trial has (...)

Joseph O’Connor (58), from west Dublin, at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court  on Wdnesday where he has pleaded not guilty to five counts of possession of child pornography at his home in 2011. Photograph: Collins Courts

Videos found on a laptop seized from the home of a garda showed boys under the age of ten subjected to sexually explicit acts, a jury has hard. Josep(...)

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan, RIAM director Deborah Kelleher, Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor and (front row) Cormac Mac Canna (10), Yikai Zhao (7), Sarah Brazil (10) and Charlotte Croke (11) during Thursday’s announcement. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Royal Irish Academy of Music will almost double student numbers after a €20 million transformation of its Dublin campus on Westland Row, to make I(...)

Bernard Loughlin was the first director of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan

The founding director of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre for creative artists has died suddenly following an accident on Friday at his home in the Catalan P(...)

Written by Roddy Doyle, Rosie tackles the homelessness crisis with great economy

There was a time when we didn’t really make feature films. It wasn’t all that long ago that the nation would have collective hysterics if such a rare (...)

Ian MacKenzie

Okay. We’ll give them Emma Bovary, Anna Karenina, Isabel Archer and Molly Bloom. And maybe some others down through the centuries. But the female voic(...)

Cecelia Ahern fantasises about “a surreal magical room, where I could call a book and it would fly off the shelves and land in my hand, like in ‘Matilda’”.

Would I sound crazy if I admitted to knowing that I have 16,344cm of shelving in my house, of which 10,322cm are filled, leaving me room for about 3,0(...)

Bob Geldof: I don’t think the Easter Rising is the foundational moment of the State. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A DVD of Bob Geldof’s documentary on WB Yeats has just been released in which Geldolf pays tribute to the man “who showed Ireland wasn’t just about th(...)

Aidan Breen scored one of Fermanagh’s first-half goals against Offaly at Brewter Park. Photograph: John McVitty/Inpho/Presseye

Fermanagh 2-11 Offaly 1-6 Fermanagh made it two wins from two with a hard-working eight-point victory over winless Offaly at Brewster Park in Enniski(...)

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