Geraldine Feeney is a former Fianna Fáil senator. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The controversial appointment of a former Fianna Fáil senator and lobbyist to the State’s ethics watchdog has been confirmed in a Dáil vote of 87 to 5(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has defended the appointment of a former Fianna Fáil senator, who lobbied for the National Association of General Practitione(...)

A serial burglar who broke into a woman’s house and repeatedly raped her in 2011 has been returned to prison after breaching the terms of the suspended part of his sentence by committing more burglaries. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

A serial burglar who broke into a woman’s house and repeatedly raped her in 2011 has been returned to prison after breaching the terms of the suspende(...)

A senior probation officer at Arbour Hill prison told the court it was the view of the clinical team dealing with the offender that the conditions attached to the suspended sentence were not met. File photograph: Frank Miller

A rapist who had part of his prison term suspended will be released this weekend, despite an allegation that he did not participate adequately in a se(...)

Peter Sutherland:  President Michael D Higgins  commended his efforts in “tirelessly campaigning for global solutions to human trafficking and forced migration”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The funeral of former attorney general and statesman Peter Sutherland is to take place on Thursday in Donnybrook in Dublin. His remains reposed at Ca(...)

 Fred Forsey Jnr, a former town councillor, who has been granted legal aid for a Supreme Court appeal of his conviction. File photograph:  Patrick Browne

A former Fine Gael councillor convicted of receiving corrupt payments from a property developer has been granted legal aid for a Supreme Court appeal.(...)

Former Cork hurler Donal Óg Cusack. File photograph: Inpho

Former Cork hurler Dónal Óg Cusack tonight night stood down from the board of the State’s governing sports body as he “did not wish any controversy” t(...)

Christopher Coleman: jailed for dangerous driving causing the death of Eugene Maher

An unlicensed driver who “ploughed into” a 62-year-old cyclist – killing him - and drove away has has been given an extra nine months in jail followin(...)

 The Court of Appeal believed the Circuit Court judge erred in imposing a life-long driving ban on Blake Tobin. Photograph: Martyn Goddard/Getty Images

A Dublin man who, a judge said, “should never ever be allowed behind the wheel of a car again”, has had his life-long driving ban reduced to 40 years(...)

A man found asleep among cannabis plants potentially worth €1.4m has had his prison sentence cut on appeal. File photograph: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg

A man found asleep among cannabis plants potentially worth €1.4 million has had his prison sentence cut on appeal. Cao Son Nguyen (30), of no fixed a(...)

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