People gather to express respect while gardaí watch after a fire at a  halting site, due to  which  10  people died,  on Glenamuck Road South, Carrickmines,  Co Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

It was Megan McConnon’s sixth birthday on Monday. In years to come, she may remember the milestone more for being the day she went to a Traveller halt(...)

A man jailed for an iron bar and pistol-butt attack on a family in their home has failed in an attempt to have his conviction overturned.  Michael Mongan’s lawyers claimed there were flaws in how a pensioner and her teenage grandson both identified him as having beaten them during a botched robbery in Co Derry.  Photograph: Reuters.

A man jailed for an iron bar and pistol-butt attack on a family in their home has failed in an attempt to have his conviction overturned. Michael Mong(...)

Michael Mongan of Whiteclare Avenue, Baldoyle, Dublin 13 who  walked into a Garda station to complain that his fraudulent social welfare claim was stopped has received a suspended sentence.   Photograph: Collins Courts.

A Dublin man who walked into a Garda station to complain that his fraudulent social welfare claim was stopped has received a suspended sentence. Micha(...)