Eloise (8), left, and Lucia McDonnell (10) ran 10km to raise money for the Mayo-Roscommon Hospice

Saturday was to be a very special day for 8-year-old Eloise McDonnell from Kilmovee, Co Mayo. She was to receive her First Holy Communion, but it was (...)

Castleblayney woman Samantha Callan pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick

A 24-year-old woman involved in a collision that led to the death of an elderly pedestrian has been given a two-year suspended sentence at Monaghan Ci(...)

Evidence before the High Court set out how two council workers advised contractors to pay two men their demanded fees for “fence maintenance” in order that antisocial behaviour directed against the contractors’ sites would stop. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The protection money for criminals paid by at least one construction firm to ensure a building site remained free from attack was first given to a Du(...)

John Clifford was arrested by police in the Newry area and is currently being returned to prison. Photograph: PSNI/PA

A prisoner in Northern Ireland who had been jailed for murder but recently absconded has been rearrested. John Clifford was arrested by police in th(...)

 Terry Driffield (66 - above), is feared dead along with Ray Hymas (68)  after their microlight aircraft plunged into the sea off Co Antrim last week. No sign of either man has yet been found. File photograph: PSNI/PA Wire

Two men whose microlight aircraft plunged into the sea off Co Antrim last Thursday have still not been found. The families of the two Yorkshire men, (...)

Citywest Hotel in Dublin: hosting the BMAP Expo 2015 on November 18th and 19th

With State agencies urgently looking for innovative solutions to housing and other building shortfalls, the organisers behind the BMAP Expo 2015 in th(...)

Catch it while you can but most pay rises will likely be small and hard won

It’s been a long time coming, but it looks as though pay rises are finally back on the agenda. With most workers having seen a substantial drop in liv(...)

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is set to announce a radical restructure amongst the company’s executive hierarchy today. The rumoured move, said a former(...)

Despite record youth unemployment levels throughout much of the continent, several major firms operating in Europe still claim they are facing a massi(...)