The scene where an elderly couple were found dead at Kilderry, on the Johnswell Road outside Kilkenny city. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

The bodies of an elderly couple lay undiscovered in their home for several days before family members became concerned and raised the alarm with garda(...)

Gardaí and the HSA are investigating the incident. Photograph: Frank Miller

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) are investigating the death of a one-year-old child in a farming incident in Kilkenny on Thursday. I(...)

Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee chairman John McGuinness: gave  insight into how the committee operates and what its real agenda is. Photograph: Eric Luke

Stephen Donnelly, the energetic Independent TD for Wicklow and east Carlow, is generally credited with having struck a severe blow to the credibili(...)

PAC chairman John McGuinness said it was ‘not uncommon for officials and the chairman to meet with witnesses and for the chairman to explain the context and the procedures’. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee has reiterated his view that there was nothing unusual about his meeting with former Rehab chief executi(...)

Garda whistleblower John Wilson: will become MEP if Ming Flanagan is elected and subsequently stands down. Photograph: The Irish Times

A Garda whistleblower, a former world champion athlete, a security analyst, two former TDs, a host of current Senators and a prominent political tweet(...)

Full list of candidates The redrawing of electoral boundaries has thrust many of Kilkenny’s 57 local election candidates into unfamiliar territory(...)

Pride of place: artists Jack Donovan and John Shinnors  in front of Donovan’s Suzannah and the Elders (1975) at the ‘Personal Choice’ exhibition.  Photograph: Alan Place.

The artist Jack Donovan has a special place in the history of Limerick School of Art and Design. A student there from 1951, he was appointed it(...)