Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has said it is important that Pope Francis addresses the issue of abuse when he visits Ireland later this year. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin has said it is important that Pope Francis addresses the issue of abuse when he visits Ireland later this year. In (...)

An elderly man died of unrelated injuries after his car ploughed into a lorry when he mistook the accelerator for the brake, Dublin Coroner’s Court has heard. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An elderly man died of unrelated injuries after his car ploughed into a lorry when he mistook the accelerator for the brake, a court has heard. Frank(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has said the position of Britain’s government on Brexit amounted to ‘a very British coup’. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin has said the Brexit position of Britain’s government amounted to “a very British coup”. Mr Howlin said he believed(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin has said the Catholic Church allowed itself to become involved in forms of institutional care that failed its own standards. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Catholic Church allowed itself to become involved in forms of institutional care that failed its own standards, the Archbishop of Dublin said on S(...)

A baby died due to an ‘exceptionally rare’ tear in the umbilical cord that formed minutes before he was born, an inquest has heard.

A baby died due to an “exceptionally rare” tear in the umbilical cord that occurred minutes before he was born, an inquest has heard. Casey Lynch By(...)

O’Dwyers pub, Strand Road, Portmarnock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

A woman who contracted food poisoning at a First Communion function died due to salmonella, an inquest has heard. Investigations into the outbreak ar(...)

Sienna Joyce, who had just finished her first year of school, was related to Logan Joyce (4), who died at the National Aquatic Centre in Blanchardstown in July 2012. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A five-year-old girl who was trapped under a gate while playing with friends died of head injuries, an inquest has heard. Sienna Joyce, from The War(...)

“A man came to the door wearing a black balaclava, bullet-proof vest and black gloves. He walked in the door...  He had a gun in his right hand,” a child said in her deposition read out at Dublin Coroner’s Court. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The children of a criminal shot dead in his home told how a man holding a gun had entered the kitchen wearing a balaclava before shooting their father(...)

Lauren Johnson    had been suffering from persistent headaches in the weeks leading up to her death, Dublin Coroner’s Court heard.

A 23-year-old woman developed a blood clot and died weeks after starting to take the contraceptive pill, an inquest heard. Friends concerned for Lau(...)

 Aoife Winterlich (14), from Walkinstown, Dublin 12, was on a weekend scout trip  on Sunday, December 6th, 2015, when she and fellow scout Philip Byrne were swept out to sea from rocks at Hook Head Lighthouse in Co Wexford.

A Coast Guard crew winching two scouts from the sea simultaneously when one fell had never performed the operation before, an inquest heard. Aoife W(...)

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