Larry Murphy

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John McCarthy, who was in his late 50s, drowned when he fell into the sea when returning to his trawler. File image:  Dara Mac Donaill

The St Patrick’s Day Parade in the west Cork town of Castletownbere was cancelled as a mark of respect to a local fisherman who lost his life when he (...)

Deirdre Jacob disappeared in 1998. She had gone to get a bank draft to pay for student accommodation in London.  Photograph: Collins

The father of Deirdre Jacob, the student who went missing more than 20 years ago, has said he is hopeful enhanced CCTV footage will advance the Garda (...)

The owner of Forgney Lodge never intended to live in the area but while looking for a country retreat saw an ad in the paper and travelled down to vi(...)

‘Eamonn Lillis’s crime was horrific, and there is a genuine public interest in the subject of his release after a sentence of just five years and two months.’ Above, Lillis leaving Wheatfield Prison. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

If you’ve been paying any attention to the Irish media over the past couple of weeks, you’ll have learned a lot about what middle-aged men get up to a(...)

 John Gilligan being released from Portlaoise Prison on Tuesday after spending almost 17 years in jail. Photograph: Alan Betson

Convicted drug dealer John Gilligan looks set to remain in Ireland rather than move abroad after his release from prison yesterday.He spent almost 17 (...)

John Gilligan released from Portlaoise Prison this morning. Photograph: Alan Betson/The  Irish Times

The convicted drug dealer John Gilligan has been released from prison this morning having spent almost 17 years in jail, most of it serving a 20-year (...)

Deirdre Jacob: disappeared while walking home from the middle of Newbridge, Co Kildare

Last Saturday morning in Michael and Bernie Jacob’s house the map came out, as it has done at regular intervals since the couple’s daughter Deirdre(...)