Studies have indicated one in every 165 Irish schoolchildren has an autism spectrum disorder, and the number of cases is increasing. Photograph: iStock

More research is needed into the environmental factors causing autism, according to Irish experts on the condition. At present, however, there is ver(...)

Murder accused Patrick Quirke (50), of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary, leaving court on Monday. Photograph: Collins Courts

Days after DJ Bobby Ryan went missing, gardaí searched the farmland where he would be found almost two years later, but found no evidence of what happ(...)

 Fionnbarr Kennedy leaves  Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

A manager of a Dublin art supplies shop has avoided a jail term after gardaí were tipped off by a credit card company that he had bought child pornogr(...)

The remains of Patrick “Ginty” O’Donnell depart the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballindangan, Co Cork, following his requiem Mass. Photograph: Provision

A father of four who died following an assault in Co Cork over the weekend has been recalled as a “family man” who only “wanted to enjoy his life”. P(...)

Michael Fitzgerald: He says the  company he owns and runs with his wife Hiroyo – Fitzgerald Jewelry –  is  very open to hiring Irish people for paid internships. Photograph: Fitzgerald Jewelry

When Michael Fitzgerald first came to New York 21 years ago, he didn’t give the Big Apple much of a chance. “I had studied jewellery design at NCAD a(...)

The two American tourists who were killed in a crash in Co Cork on Monday have been named. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí investigating the death of two American tourists in a road traffic incident in Co Cork are examining whether they may have been using a sat-nav(...)

The RDS has become associated in the public mind with the  Leinster rugby team. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

There are remarkably few traces of the whole business left. The RDS grounds in Dublin’s Ballsbridge are now firmly associated in the public mind with(...)

The couple, who were both aged 76, died at the scene and their remains were removed to Cork University Hospital (above). Photograph: Provision

Tributes have been paid to an elderly couple from north Cork who died after they were involved in a two-car collision on the main Cork-Limerick Road n(...)

Danny Healy-Rae is to run alongside his brother Michael in the upcoming general election. Photograph: PA Wire

With only a few minutes to go until the noon deadline for handing in nomination papers for the general election, Danny Healy-Rae arrived in the county(...)

A dejected Tomas O’Leary after the final whistle as Munster suffer a frustrating defeat at the hands of Leicester Tigers Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Munster 19 Leicester Tigers 31 Confirmation of an unmistakable trend. Leicester, lacking the power of a Saracens pack or the razor slicing London Was(...)

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