The pit in the cave which contained human remains after the excavation. Photograph: Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

A cave-like chamber discovered by a hill walker in north west Mayo has been confirmed as a Neolithic site used in highly complex burial practices over(...)

Michael McDonagh was last seen on Monday, January 15th.

Gardaí are asking the public for help to find a missing 14-year-old from Co Kildare. Michael McDonagh was last seen on Main Street in Newbridge on M(...)

“Ask yourself, ‘What do you want to get out of the course? Is it just for the sake of doing a course? Is it because you want a particular job?’ ” File photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

It’s quite fitting that so many colleges are competing for business students. But which one is best? A human resources officer might diplomatically t(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin at the Crosscare food bank talking with foodbank manager Valerie Cummins in 2013. File photograph: John McElroy

People in Dublin have been asked by Catholic Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, as a matter of urgency, to donate food to the Crosscare food banks in the wee(...)

“Making decisions based on macroeconomic trends is a bit absurd. It’s better to have a long-term plan and make sure that the job is the right fit for you”
Buoyant jobs market for graduates

Graduates can breathe a sigh of relief: employers are hiring. Last year careers experts said the jobs market was the strongest it had been for a deca(...)

Construction activity has increased every month for two and a half years, the report says. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Activity in the construction sector accelerated sharply last month as demand for industry professionals grew by up to 46 per cent. Two new reports ov(...)

Edward Charles O’Reilly of Wheatfield Grove, Clondalkin, Dublin has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to committing a  burglary at Deansrath Avenue, Clondalkin on May 11th, 2013. Photograph:  Collins Courts

The alleged victims of an aggravated burglary have described how they were assaulted with a slash hook after they were woken by a group of men breakin(...)

Clockwise from top left: Patrick Joyce of Beaumont Hall, Beaumont Woods was given 14 years, with four suspended; Michael McDonagh of Tara Lawns, Belcamp Lane, Coolock was  sentenced to 12 years, with seven suspended; Dean Byrne of Cabra Park was given 20 years, with four suspended; Thomas Flynn of Moatview Avenue, Coolock got 12 years, with three suspended; Patrick Gately of Primrose Grove, Darndale got 20 years, with four suspended; John Joyce of Lentisk Lawn, Donaghmede was sentenced to 15 years, with four suspended; and Donal O’Hara of Glin Park, Coolock was given 12 years, with seven suspended.

Prison terms ranging from 12 years to 20 years have been imposed on seven men who admitted carrying out an aggravated burglary during the night at the(...)

Valerie Cummins and Michael McDonagh from Crosscare with Tánaiste  Joan Burton. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new central food bank, to meet “growing demand for food assistance”, has opened in Dublin. The Dublin Food Bank, operated by Crosscare, the socia(...)

Kieran Bergin battles past Kilkenny’s Eoin Larkin in last year’s replayed All-Ireland final. Photograph: Alan Betson

Kieran Bergin is adopting a light-hearted view on the injury sustained by fellow Tipperary defender Pádraic Maher, at least for now. Maher injured hi(...)

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